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Our Genealogy Helper for Amidon ...

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 Amidon (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 Amidon. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 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.

Amidon is located in Slope County and is the County Seat.

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 Slope County: Fallon (MT), Adams, Billings, Bowman, Golden Valley, Hettinger & Stark.

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

  • Slope County     (The home county of Amidon)
    • Marmarth [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmarth
      • Marmarth [Slope County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmarth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmarth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmarth<3>
  • Adams County
    • Reeder [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeder
      • Reeder [Adams County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reeder<3>
    • Bucyrus [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucyrus
      • Bucyrus [Adams County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucyrus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucyrus
  • Billings County
    • Fryburg [Billings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
      • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Amidon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
    • Medora [Billings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medora
      • Medora [Billings County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medora<3>
  • Bowman County
    • Bowman [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Bowman County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,599 people
      • Former names for Bowman:
      • Eden
      • Lowden
      • Twin Buttes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<3>
    • Rhame [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhame
      • Rhame [Bowman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhame have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhame
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhame<3>
    • Scranton [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Bowman County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scranton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<3>
    • Gascoyne [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gascoyne
      • Gascoyne [Bowman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gascoyne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gascoyne
    • Haley [Bowman County]
  • Golden Valley County
    • Golva [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golva
      • Golva [Golden Valley County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golva<3>
    • Sentinel Butte [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Butte
      • Sentinel Butte [Golden Valley County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel Butte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sentinel Butte<3>
  • Hettinger County
    • New England [Hettinger County]
    • Regent [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regent
      • Regent [Hettinger County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Regent<3>
  • Stark County
    • Schefield [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schefield
      • Schefield [Stark County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Amidon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schefield
    • Belfield [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfield
      • Belfield [Stark County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belfield<3>
    • South Heart [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Heart
      • South Heart [Stark County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Heart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Heart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Heart<3>
    • Dickinson [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Stark County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Amidon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<3>
    • Lefor [Stark County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Amidon ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Amidon.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Amidon. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Amidon and those printed in the larger area surrounding Amidon.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 38 miles [61.2 km] of Amidon.

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 Amidon:

  • 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 Amidon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Amidon.

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

  • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
  • Lebanon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
  • Peaceful Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peaceful Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peaceful Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peaceful Valley Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Amidon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaceful Valley Cemetery
  • Pierce Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pierce Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pierce Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Amidon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Cemetery
  • Carroll Twp. Cemetery
  • DeSart Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the DeSart Cemetery
    • The DeSart Cemetery is located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of New England.To be more precise, DeSart Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Amidon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeSart Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Daglum Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daglum Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daglum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Daglum Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Amidon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daglum Cemetery
    • Cedar Lutheran Cemetery
    • Schmidt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Schmidt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Schmidt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Schmidt Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Amidon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schmidt Cemetery
    • St. Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Paul Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Amidon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
    • St. Charles Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Charles Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Charles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Charles Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Amidon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Charles Cemetery
    • Bowman Cemetery
    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Johnson Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Amidon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
    • Rainy Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rainy Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rainy Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rainy Butte Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Amidon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainy Butte Cemetery
    • Our Redeemers Lutheran 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>

While we didn't find Amidon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Amidon.

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

  • New England [Hettinger County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
    • New England [Hettinger County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Amidon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 600 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New England had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New England
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New England<3>
  • Fryburg [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
    • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Amidon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fryburg had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
  • Sully Springs [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sully Springs
    • Sully Springs [Billings County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Amidon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sully Springs had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sully Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sully Springs
  • Belfield [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfield
    • Belfield [Stark County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Amidon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,012 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belfield<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Amidon. 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 '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- Amidon) 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 Amidon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amidon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amidon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4822, Longitude: -103.3193       In this case, the coordinates for Amidon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Amidon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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