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Our Genealogy Helper for Avoca ...

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 Avoca (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 Avoca. 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 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.

Avoca is located in Williams 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 Williams County: Roosevelt (MT), Sheridan (MT), Burke, Divide, McKenzie & Mountrail.

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

  • Williams County     (The home county of Avoca)
    • Springbrook [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Williston [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,033 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<2>
    • Epping [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epping
      • Epping [Williams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epping have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epping<2>
    • Lake Jessie [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Jessie
      • Lake Jessie [Williams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Jessie
    • Wheelock [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
      • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
    • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Ray [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
      • Ray [Williams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 901 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray<2>
    • Bonetraill [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonetraill
      • Bonetraill [Williams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonetraill
    • Appam [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appam
      • Appam [Williams County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appam
    • Alamo [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Williams County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<2>
    • Zahl [Williams County]
    • Corinth [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Williams County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
  • McKenzie County
    • Banks [McKenzie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [McKenzie County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alexander [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [McKenzie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander<2>
    • Rawson [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawson
      • Rawson [McKenzie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawson
    • Arnegard [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnegard
      • Arnegard [McKenzie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnegard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnegard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnegard<2>
    • Watford City [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watford City
      • Watford City [McKenzie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watford City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watford City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watford City<2>
    • Cartwright [McKenzie County]
    • Dore [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dore
      • Dore [McKenzie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dore
    • Schafer [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schafer
      • Schafer [McKenzie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Avoca
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schafer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schafer
    • Keene [McKenzie County]
  • Mountrail County
    • White Earth [Mountrail County]
  • Richland County (MT)
    • Fairview [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Richland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<2>
  • Roosevelt County (MT)
    • Bainville [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainville
      • Bainville [Roosevelt County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Avoca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainville<2>
    • McCabe [Roosevelt County]

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

Newspapers Published in Avoca ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Avoca.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Avoca, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Avoca.

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 Avoca:

  • 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 Montana
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Avoca ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Avoca.

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

  • Hillside Memory Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Memory Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Memory Gardens
  • Riverview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Hauges Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hauges Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Hauges Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Avoca.
    • Hauges Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Hauge Cemetery
    • Ploom Creek Hauges Norwegian Lutheran Chuch Cemetery
    • Ploom Creek Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hauges Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2251842<4>
  • Epping Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Epping Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Epping Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Epping Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping Cemetery
  • Painted Woods Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Painted Woods Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Painted Woods Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Painted Woods Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Avoca.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Painted Woods Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • East Fork Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Fork Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • East Fork Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fork Cemetery
    • Wheelock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheelock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheelock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wheelock Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock Cemetery
    • Faith Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Faith Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith Cemetery
    • St. George Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. George Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. George Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. George Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. George Cemetery
    • Bethany Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethany Valley Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Valley Cemetery
    • Cow Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cow Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cow Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cow Creek Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Creek Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Camp Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camp Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camp Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Camp Creek Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek Cemetery
    • Sunset Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Rest Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Rest 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, Avoca had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Avoca [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
    • Avoca [Williams County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Avoca
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avoca had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
  • Williston [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
    • Williston [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 254 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,033 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Williston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<2>
  • Springbrook [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
    • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springbrook had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
  • Wheelock [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
    • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wheelock had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
  • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Williams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Trenton had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<2>
  • Ray [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
    • Ray [Williams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Avoca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 901 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ray had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray<2>
  • Buford [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
    • Buford [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Avoca
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buford had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Avoca ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Avoca:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Avoca. 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- Avoca) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Avoca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1850, Longitude: -103.5241       In this case, the coordinates for Avoca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Avoca, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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