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Our Genealogy Helper for Cartwright ...

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 Cartwright (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 Cartwright. 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Cartwright is located in McKenzie 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 McKenzie County: Richland (MT), Wibaux (MT), Billings, Dunn, Golden Valley, Mountrail & Williams.

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

  • McKenzie County     (The home county of Cartwright)
    • Harding [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harding
      • Harding [McKenzie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Cartwright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harding
    • Dore [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dore
      • Dore [McKenzie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cartwright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dore
    • Charbonneau [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charbonneau
      • Charbonneau [McKenzie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Cartwright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charbonneau
    • Alexander [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [McKenzie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Cartwright
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 179 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,944 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>
  • Williams County
    • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Williston [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Williams County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<2>
    • Lake Jessie [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Jessie
      • Lake Jessie [Williams County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cartwright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Jessie
    • Springbrook [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Epping [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epping
      • Epping [Williams County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 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>
  • Richland County (MT)
    • Fairview [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 882 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>
    • Sidney [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
      • Sidney [Richland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney<2>
    • Piche [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piche
      • Piche [Richland County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cartwright
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piche
    • Crane [Richland County]
    • Savage [Richland County]
    • Lambert [Richland County]
  • Roosevelt County (MT)
    • Bainville [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainville
      • Bainville [Roosevelt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 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>
    • Culbertson [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culbertson
      • Culbertson [Roosevelt County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Cartwright
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culbertson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culbertson<2>
    • McCabe [Roosevelt County]

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

Newspapers Published in Cartwright ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cartwright.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cartwright, 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 Cartwright.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Cartwright:

  • 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 Cartwright ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cartwright.

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

  • Nameless Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nameless Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nameless Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nameless Cemetery
  • Yellowstone Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yellowstone Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yellowstone Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowstone Point Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cartwright.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Charbonneau Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Buford Cemetery
    • Fourmile Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fourmile Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fourmile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fourmile Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cartwright.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile Cemetery
    • Highland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Highland Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Cartwright.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
    • Mondak Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mondak Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mondak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mondak Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cartwright.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mondak 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Cartwright.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Creek Cemetery
    • Sidney Cemetery
    • Alexander Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alexander Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alexander Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Alexander Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Cartwright.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander Cemetery
    • Nohly Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nohly Cemetery
      • Nohly Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cartwright.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nohly Cemetery
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Cartwright.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer 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 Cartwright in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Cartwright.

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

  • Buford [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
    • Buford [Williams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Cartwright
    • 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
  • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Williams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Cartwright
    • 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>
  • Williston [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
    • Williston [Williams County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Cartwright
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 254 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,749 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>
  • Avoca [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
    • Avoca [Williams County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cartwright
    • 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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cartwright ...

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

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

North American Railroad Atlas - Mountain Plains
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2000
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Dakota

About McKenzie County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cartwright. 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- Cartwright) 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 Cartwright. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CartwrightOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cartwright. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8594, Longitude: -103.9259    
<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 Cartwright, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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