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Our Genealogy Helper for Akra ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Akra (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Akra. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Akra is located in Pembina County.

To see how the shape of North Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pembina County: Kittson (MN), Cavalier & Walsh.

Below are the counties that are near Akra. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Akra:

  • Pembina County     (The home county of Akra)
    • Cavalier [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavalier
      • Cavalier [Pembina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavalier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavalier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cavalier<3>
    • Backoo [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Backoo
      • Backoo [Pembina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Akra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Backoo
    • Canton City [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton City
      • Canton City [Pembina County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
      • Canton City has also been known as:
      • Hensel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton City<3>
    • Mountain [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain
      • Mountain [Pembina County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain<3>
    • Leroy [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leroy
      • Leroy [Pembina County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Akra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leroy
    • Hamilton [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Pembina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
    • Crystal [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal<3>
    • Glasston [Pembina County]
    • Bathgate [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bathgate
      • Bathgate [Pembina County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bathgate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bathgate<3>
    • Walhalla [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walhalla
      • Walhalla [Pembina County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walhalla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walhalla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walhalla<3>
    • Gardar [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardar
      • Gardar [Pembina County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Akra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardar
    • Neche [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neche
      • Neche [Pembina County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neche have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neche
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neche<3>
  • Cavalier County
    • Hanks Corner [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks Corner
      • Hanks Corner [Cavalier County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Akra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks Corner
    • Milton [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cavalier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Osnabrock [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osnabrock
      • Osnabrock [Cavalier County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osnabrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osnabrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osnabrock<3>
    • Langdon [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langdon
      • Langdon [Cavalier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Langdon<3>
    • Maida [Cavalier County]
    • Nekoma [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nekoma
      • Nekoma [Cavalier County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nekoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nekoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nekoma<3>
    • Loma [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loma
      • Loma [Cavalier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loma
    • Wales [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wales
      • Wales [Cavalier County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wales have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wales<3>
  • Walsh County
    • Hoople [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoople
      • Hoople [Walsh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoople have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoople
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoople<3>
    • Edinburg [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edinburg
      • Edinburg [Walsh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edinburg<3>
    • Kerry [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerry
      • Kerry [Walsh County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Akra
    • Auburn [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Walsh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Akra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Mandt [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandt
      • Mandt [Walsh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Akra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandt
    • Park River [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park River
      • Park River [Walsh County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park River<3>
    • Cashel [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashel
      • Cashel [Walsh County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Akra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grafton [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Walsh County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,075 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Herrick [Walsh County]
    • Adams [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams
      • Adams [Walsh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adams<3>
    • Fairdale [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairdale
      • Fairdale [Walsh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 35 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairdale<3>
    • Pisek [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisek
      • Pisek [Walsh County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisek<3>
  • Kittson County (MN)
    • Saint Vincent [Kittson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Vincent
      • Saint Vincent [Kittson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Vincent
    • Noyes [Kittson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noyes
      • Noyes [Kittson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Akra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noyes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noyes
    • Humboldt [Kittson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt
      • Humboldt [Kittson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt
    • Hallock [Kittson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallock
      • Hallock [Kittson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 904 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hallock<3>
    • Kennedy [Kittson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Kittson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennedy<3>
    • Donaldson [Kittson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldson
      • Donaldson [Kittson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Akra
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldson

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Akra, see our County-by-County Page for Akra.

Newspapers Published in Akra ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 69 newspapers that have been published in the area around Akra.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Akra, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Akra.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Akra:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Manitoba
    • Stories from Minnesota
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Akra ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Akra.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Akra covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Hallson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hallson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hallson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallson Cemetery
  • Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Cemetery
  • Old Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Peters Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Akra.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
  • Andvari Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Andvari Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Andvari Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Andvari Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Akra.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andvari Cemetery
  • St. Ellens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ellens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ellens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Ellens Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Akra.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Ellens Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Tyner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tyner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tyner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tyner Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyner Cemetery
    • Spangel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spangel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spangel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spangel Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangel Cemetery
    • Mountain Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mountain Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Cemetery
    • Bruce Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bruce Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bruce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bruce Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce Cemetery
    • Oak Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Lawn Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Lawn Cemetery
    • Beaulieu Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaulieu Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaulieu Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaulieu Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaulieu Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • West Point Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Point Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Point Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point Cemetery
    • Hamilton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hamilton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hamilton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hamilton Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Akra.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Akra had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Akra, with the one closest to Akra listed first.

  • Akra [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akra
    • Akra [Pembina County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Akra
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Akra had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akra
  • Hallson [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallson
    • Hallson [Pembina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Akra
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hallson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallson
  • Cavalier [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavalier
    • Cavalier [Pembina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Akra
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 217 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,204 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cavalier had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavalier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavalier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cavalier<3>
  • Backoo [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Backoo
    • Backoo [Pembina County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Akra
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Backoo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Backoo
  • Canton City [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton City
    • Canton City [Pembina County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Akra
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 33 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canton City had railroad service and no post office
    • Canton City has also been known as:
    • Hensel
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton City<3>
  • Mountain [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain
    • Mountain [Pembina County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Akra
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Leroy [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leroy
      • Leroy [Pembina County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leroy had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leroy
    • Crystal [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crystal had a post office and railroad service
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    • Hamilton [Pembina County]
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      • Hamilton [Pembina County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 257 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hamilton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Glasston [Pembina County]
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      • Glasston [Pembina County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glasston had a post office and railroad service
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    • Bathgate [Pembina County]
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      • Bathgate [Pembina County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 377 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bathgate had a post office and railroad service
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    • Walhalla [Pembina County]
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      • Walhalla [Pembina County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 207 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 887 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walhalla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walhalla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Olga [Cavalier County]
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      • Olga [Cavalier County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Olga had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Thomas [Pembina County]
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      • Saint Thomas [Pembina County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 477 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Thomas had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Neche [Pembina County]
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      • Neche [Pembina County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Akra
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 314 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Neche had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neche have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Akra. See our List of 1890's Communities around Akra.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Akra ...

While our initial data about Akra came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Akra in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Akra.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Akra:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Akra. See our Misc Page for Akra for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Pembina County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Akra. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akra) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Akra. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AkraOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7758, Longitude: -97.7264    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Akra, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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