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Our Genealogy Helper for Carson ...

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 Carson (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 Carson. 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 and 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.

Carson is located in Grant 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 Grant County: Adams, Hettinger, Morton, Sioux & Stark.

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

  • Grant County     (The home county of Carson)
    • Leith [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leith
      • Leith [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leith
    • Lark [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Grant County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Carson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark
    • Raleigh [Grant County]
    • Elgin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Johnson Ford [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Ford
      • Johnson Ford [Grant County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Carson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saint Gertrude [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gertrude
      • Saint Gertrude [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Carson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Gertrude
    • New Leipzig [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Leipzig
      • New Leipzig [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Leipzig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Leipzig
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Leipzig<3>
    • Shields [Grant County]
  • Hettinger County
    • Mott [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mott
      • Mott [Hettinger County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mott<3>
  • Morton County
    • Flasher [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flasher
      • Flasher [Morton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flasher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flasher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flasher<3>
    • Almont [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
      • Almont [Morton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<3>
    • New Salem [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Morton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Salem<3>
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
      • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<3>
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
    • Lyons [Morton County]
    • Hebron [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Morton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 676 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<3>
  • Sioux County
    • Porcupine [Sioux County]
    • Solen [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solen
      • Solen [Sioux County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solen<3>
    • Selfridge [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfridge
      • Selfridge [Sioux County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selfridge<3>
  • Corson County (SD)
    • Morristown [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morristown
      • Morristown [Corson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morristown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morristown<3>
    • Watauga [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watauga
      • Watauga [Corson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Carson
      • Estimated population in 2014: 30 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watauga<3>
    • Keldron [Corson County]
    • McIntosh [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Corson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Carson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Carson ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carson, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carson.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Carson:

  • 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 Carson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carson.

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

  • Emmans Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmans Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmans Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmans Cemetery
  • Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Community Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Community Cemetery
  • Peace Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peace Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Peace Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Carson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Carson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Prairie View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie View Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Carson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie View Cemetery
  • Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Wieew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Wieew Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Carson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Vincent Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Vincent Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Vincent Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Vincent Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Carson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Vincent Cemetery
    • Otter Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Otter Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Otter Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Otter Creek Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Carson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Creek Cemetery
    • American Lutheran Cemetery
    • Assembly of God Cemetery
    • Bethesda United Methodist Cemetery
    • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • St. Gertrudes Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Lawrence Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lawrence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lawrence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Lawrence Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Carson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lawrence Cemetery
    • Pretty Rock Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pretty Rock Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pretty Rock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pretty Rock Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Carson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pretty Rock 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 Carson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carson.

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

  • Almont [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
    • Almont [Morton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Carson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Almont had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<3>
  • Sims [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
    • Sims [Morton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Carson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sims had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sims have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims
  • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Carson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 130 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glen Ullin had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<3>
  • New Salem [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
    • New Salem [Morton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Carson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 245 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Salem had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Salem<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Carson ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1937)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for North Dakota (1949)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Carson in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Carson for more information.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carson. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarsonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4220, Longitude: -101.5701       In this case, the coordinates for Carson 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 Carson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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