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Our Genealogy Helper for Bowman ...

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 Bowman (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 Bowman. 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.

A Few Details for Bowman ...

Information from our Profile Page for Bowman:

  • The city of Bowman was established in 1907.

Name Variations for Bowman ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Bowman.

  • Prior to its current name of Bowman, it was known as Lowden.
  • And before adopting Lowden, it was named Eden.

Bowman was originally named:

  • Twin Buttes

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Bowman is located in Bowman 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 Bowman County: Fallon (MT), Adams, Slope & Harding (SD).

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

  • Bowman County     (The home county of Bowman)
    • Scranton [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Bowman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Bowman
      • 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>
    • Rhame [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhame
      • Rhame [Bowman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Bowman
      • 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>
    • Gascoyne [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gascoyne
      • Gascoyne [Bowman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Bowman
      • 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]
  • Adams County
    • Reeder [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeder
      • Reeder [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Bowman
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bowman
      • 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
    • Hettinger [Adams County]
  • Hettinger County
    • New England [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
      • New England [Hettinger County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bowman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New England
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New England<3>
  • Slope County
    • Amidon [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amidon
      • Amidon [Slope County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Bowman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 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>
    • Marmarth [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmarth
      • Marmarth [Slope County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Bowman
      • 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>
  • Harding County (SD)
    • Ludlow [Harding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Harding County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Bowman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ludlow<3>
    • Ralph [Harding County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Bowman ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bowman.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 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 Bowman:

  • 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
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Bowman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bowman.

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

  • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Charles Cemetery
  • Bowman Cemetery
  • Scranton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scranton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scranton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scranton Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Bowman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton Cemetery
  • Grand River Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grand River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grand River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grand River Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Bowman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand River Cemetery
  • Tuttle Cemetery
  • Haley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Haley Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bowman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haley Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cedar Lutheran 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Bowman.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce 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.
      • Lebanon Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Bowman.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Bowman.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
    • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
    • Whetstone Cemetery
    • Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Haven of Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haven of Rest Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Haven of Rest Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Haven of Rest Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Bowman.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haven of Rest Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2559910<4>
    • Carroll Twp. Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bowman. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowman) 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 Bowman. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bowman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1822, Longitude: -103.4009    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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