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Our Genealogy Helper for Almont ...

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 Almont (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 Almont. 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 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.

Almont is located in Morton 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 Morton County: Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Mercer, Oliver, Sioux & Stark.

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

  • Morton County     (The home county of Almont)
    • New Salem [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Morton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Salem<3>
    • Bluegrass [Morton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluegrass
      • Bluegrass [Morton County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Almont
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
      • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Ullin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<3>
    • Lyons [Morton County]
    • Flasher [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flasher
      • Flasher [Morton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flasher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flasher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flasher<3>
    • Hebron [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Morton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 676 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<3>
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
    • Mandan [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandan
      • Mandan [Morton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandan<3>
  • Burleigh County
    • Bismarck [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bismarck
      • Bismarck [Burleigh County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,018 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bismarck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bismarck<3>
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<3>
  • Grant County
    • Johnson Ford [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Ford
      • Johnson Ford [Grant County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Almont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lark [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Almont
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark
    • Carson [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
      • Carson [Grant County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carson<3>
    • Leith [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leith
      • Leith [Grant County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leith
    • Raleigh [Grant County]
    • Elgin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Grant County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • New Leipzig [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Leipzig
      • New Leipzig [Grant County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Leipzig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Leipzig
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Leipzig<3>
    • Shields [Grant County]
  • Mercer County
    • Beulah [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Mercer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<3>
    • Hazen [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
      • Hazen [Mercer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazen<3>
  • Oliver County
    • Hannover [Oliver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannover
      • Hannover [Oliver County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Almont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannover
    • Center [Oliver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
      • Center [Oliver County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Almont
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 565 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<3>
  • Sioux County
  • Stark County
    • Richardton [Stark County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Almont ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Almont.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Almont. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Almont and those printed in the larger area surrounding Almont.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Almont.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites 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 Almont:

  • 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 North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Almont ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Almont.

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 Almont covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Almont Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Almont Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Almont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont Cemetery
  • Sims Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sims Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sims Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims Cemetery
  • English Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the English Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the English Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Almont.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
  • Graceland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graceland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graceland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Graceland Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Almont.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceland Cemetery
  • Otter Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Otter Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Otter Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Otter Creek Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Almont.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old St. Joseph Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Almont.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Bluegrass Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bluegrass Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bluegrass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bluegrass Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Almont.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluegrass Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Almont.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • St. Markus Cemetery
    • Bremen Cemetery
    • Koehier Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Koehier Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Koehier Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Koehier Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Almont.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Koehier Cemetery
    • Emmans Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmans Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmans Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Emmans Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Almont.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmans Cemetery
    • Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Wieew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant Wieew Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Almont.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
    • Buchmann Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buchmann Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buchmann Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Buchmann Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Almont.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchmann 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Almont had railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Almont had a population of 121 people.

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

  • Almont [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
    • Almont [Morton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Almont
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Almont had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<3>
  • Sims [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
    • Sims [Morton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Almont
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sims had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sims have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims
  • New Salem [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
    • New Salem [Morton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Almont
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 245 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Salem had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Salem<3>
  • Judson [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judson
    • Judson [Morton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Almont
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Judson had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judson
  • Bluegrass [Morton County] - Historic
    • While Bluegrass was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluegrass
    • Bluegrass [Morton County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Almont
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bluegrass had railroad service and no post office
  • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Almont
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 130 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glen Ullin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Ullin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<3>
  • Sweet Briar [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar
    • Sweet Briar [Morton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Almont
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sweet Briar had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Briar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Briar
  • Hannover [Oliver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannover
    • Hannover [Oliver County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Almont
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hannover had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannover
  • Continue List ...
    • Hebron [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Morton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Almont
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 676 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hebron had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Almont. See our List of 1890's Communities around Almont.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Almont ...

While our initial data about Almont came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Almont 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 Almont.

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 Almont:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

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

We have found Almont in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Almont for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Morton County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morton County: www.co.morton.nd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Almont) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Almont. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlmontOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Almont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7278, Longitude: -101.5065    
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Almont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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