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Our Genealogy Helper for Belfield ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Belfield (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 Belfield. 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 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.

Belfield is located in Stark 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 Stark County: Billings, Dunn, Grant, Hettinger, Mercer & Slope.

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

  • Stark County     (The home county of Belfield)
    • South Heart [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Heart
      • South Heart [Stark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,527 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<3>
    • Schefield [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schefield
      • Schefield [Stark County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Belfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schefield
    • Gladstone [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
      • Gladstone [Stark County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<3>
    • Lefor [Stark County]
    • Taylor [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Stark County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
  • Billings County
    • Fryburg [Billings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
      • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Belfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
    • Medora [Billings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medora
      • Medora [Billings County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medora<3>
    • Fairfield [Billings County]
  • Dunn County
    • New Hradec [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hradec
      • New Hradec [Dunn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Belfield
      • Former name for New Hradec:
      • Novy Hradec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hradec
    • Manning [Dunn County]
    • Killdeer [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killdeer
      • Killdeer [Dunn County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killdeer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killdeer<3>
  • Golden Valley County
    • Sentinel Butte [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel Butte
      • Sentinel Butte [Golden Valley County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62 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>
    • Beach [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach
      • Beach [Golden Valley County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beach<3>
    • Golva [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golva
      • Golva [Golden Valley County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 67 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>
  • Hettinger County
    • New England [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
      • New England [Hettinger County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New England
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New England<3>
  • McKenzie County
  • Slope County
    • Amidon [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amidon
      • Amidon [Slope County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Belfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amidon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amidon<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Belfield ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Belfield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 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 Belfield:

  • 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 Belfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Belfield.

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

  • St. Stanislaus Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Stanislaus Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Stanislaus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Stanislaus Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Belfield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Stanislaus Cemetery
  • St. Boniface Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Boniface Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Boniface Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Boniface Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Belfield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Boniface Cemetery
  • St. Demetrius Cemetery
  • St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
    • The St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery is located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of New Hradec.More accurately, St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Belfield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
  • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Belfield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Marys Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Belfield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Medora Cemetery
    • St. Josephat Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephat Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephat Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Belfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephat Cemetery
    • 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 southeast of Belfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daglum 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Belfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Belfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaceful Valley Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Belfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Belfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Belfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Belfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony 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 Belfield had a population of 49 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Belfield had a population of 1,035 people.

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

  • Belfield [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfield
    • Belfield [Stark County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Belfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,035 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>
  • Fryburg [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
    • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Belfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fryburg had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
  • South Heart [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Heart
    • South Heart [Stark County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Belfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Heart had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Sully Springs [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sully Springs
    • Sully Springs [Billings County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Belfield
    • 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
  • Medora [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medora
    • Medora [Billings County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Belfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Medora had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medora<3>
  • Dickinson [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
    • Dickinson [Stark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Belfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,527 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dickinson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<3>
  • New England [Hettinger County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
    • New England [Hettinger County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Belfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 559 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>
  • Gladstone [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
    • Gladstone [Stark County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Belfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 164 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gladstone had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<3>

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

Mentions & References for Belfield

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Stark County

About North Dakota

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Belfield. 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 from Point A (ie- Belfield) 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 Belfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BelfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8870, Longitude: -103.1960       In this case, the coordinates for Belfield 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 Belfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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