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Welcome to Bluegrass ...

So far, we found very little information about Bluegrass. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bluegrass to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bluegrass, please Contact Us.

Bluegrass would have been located within present day Morton County<2>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bluegrass, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1902.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Bluegrass is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Bluegrass is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Bluegrass was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Bluegrass (for example, toward Richardton), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

If Bluegrass still existed, it would have been in the (701) area code.

Communities Also Named Bluegrass ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Bluegrass - they are located in Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bluegrass.

Communities near Bluegrass ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bluegrass.

  • New Salem
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
    • New Salem is located in Morton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Salem <5>
  • Glen Ullin
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Center
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Almont
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Hannover
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannover
    • Hannover is located in Oliver County
  • Hebron
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
  • Beulah
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
    • Beulah is located in Mercer County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,128 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah <5>
  • Hazen
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
  • Johnson Ford ‑ Historic
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Ford
    • Johnson Ford is located in Grant County
  • Lyons
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bluegrass. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bluegrass.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bluegrass. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bluegrass.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluegrass. See our Newspapers Page for Bluegrass.

Adding Bluegrass to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bluegrass in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bluegrass was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bluegrass in the book titled .<6> From that list, the Bluegrass post office opened in 1902.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bluegrass.

The official website for Morton County:

The official website for State of North Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bluegrass, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Morton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bluegrass - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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