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Our Genealogy Helper for Dana ...

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 Dana (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 Dana. 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.

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 doctors and 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.

Dana is located in Emmons 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 Emmons County: Burleigh, Kidder, Logan, McIntosh, Morton, Sioux & Campbell (SD).

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

  • Emmons County     (The home county of Dana)
    • Braddock [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braddock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braddock
      • Braddock [Emmons County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braddock<3>
    • Hazelton [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelton
      • Hazelton [Emmons County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelton<3>
    • Linton [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linton
      • Linton [Emmons County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linton<3>
    • Strasburg [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Emmons County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<3>
    • Hague [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hague have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hague
      • Hague [Emmons County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hague<3>
  • Burleigh County
    • Moffit [Burleigh County]
    • Sterling [Burleigh County]
    • Driscoll [Burleigh County]
    • McKenzie [Burleigh County]
    • Menoken [Burleigh County]
    • Apple Valley [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
      • Apple Valley [Burleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Dana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,817 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<3>
    • Bismarck [Burleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bismarck have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bismarck
      • Bismarck [Burleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73,529 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bismarck<3>
    • Wing [Burleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wing
      • Wing [Burleigh County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wing<3>
  • Kidder County
    • Steele [Kidder County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
      • Steele [Kidder County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<3>
    • Dawson [Kidder County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawson
      • Dawson [Kidder County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawson<3>
    • Tappen [Kidder County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappen
      • Tappen [Kidder County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappen<3>
    • Tuttle [Kidder County]
  • Logan County
    • Napoleon [Logan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Logan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleon<3>
  • McIntosh County
    • Wishek [McIntosh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wishek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wishek
      • Wishek [McIntosh County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wishek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wishek<3>
  • Morton County
    • Fort Rice [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Rice
      • Fort Rice [Morton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Dana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Rice
    • Huff [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
      • Huff [Morton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Dana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
    • Mandan [Morton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandan have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandan
      • Mandan [Morton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandan<3>
  • Sioux County
    • Cannon Ball [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Ball
      • Cannon Ball [Sioux County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Dana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Ball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Ball<3>
    • Solen [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solen
      • Solen [Sioux County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solen<3>
    • Fort Yates [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Yates
      • Fort Yates [Sioux County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Dana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Yates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Yates<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Dana ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dana.

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

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 helpful 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 Dana:

  • 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 Dana ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dana.

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

  • St. Paul Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Paul Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Dana.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
  • Braddock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Braddock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Braddock Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Dana.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Braddock Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddock Cemetery
  • Moffit Community Cemetery
  • St. Katherines Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Katherines Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Katherines Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Dana.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Katherines Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Katherines Cemetery
  • Maria Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maria Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maria Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Dana.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maria Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maria Cemetery
  • Parzychowski Family Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bethel Cemetery
    • Gimble Cemetery
      • Gimble Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Dana.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gimble Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gimble Cemetery
    • Temvik Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Temvik Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Temvik Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Dana.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Temvik Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temvik Cemetery
    • Tell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tell Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Dana.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tell Cemetery
    • Merkle Cemetery
      • Merkle Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Dana.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merkle Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merkle Cemetery
    • Sand Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sand Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sand Creek Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Dana.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sand Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek Cemetery
    • Bethlehem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethlehem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethlehem Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Dana.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethlehem Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem Cemetery
    • Ft. Rice Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Rice Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Rice Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Dana.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Rice Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Rice Cemetery
    • Ft. Rice Military Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Rice Military Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ft. Rice Military Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Dana.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Rice Military Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Rice Military 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 Dana in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dana.

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

  • Livona [Emmons County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livona have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livona
    • Livona [Emmons County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Dana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Livona had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livona
  • Fort Rice [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Rice
    • Fort Rice [Morton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Dana
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Rice had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Rice
  • Sterling [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
    • Sterling [Burleigh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Dana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sterling had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<3>
  • McKenzie [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKenzie
    • McKenzie [Burleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Dana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McKenzie had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKenzie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKenzie<3>
  • Driscoll [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driscoll
    • Driscoll [Burleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Dana
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Driscoll had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driscoll
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driscoll<3>
  • Menoken [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menoken
    • Menoken [Burleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Dana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Menoken had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menoken
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menoken<3>
  • Napoleon [Logan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
    • Napoleon [Logan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Dana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 752 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Napoleon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleon<3>
  • Steele [Kidder County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
    • Steele [Kidder County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Dana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 133 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 711 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Steele had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Bismarck [Burleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bismarck have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bismarck
      • Bismarck [Burleigh County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Dana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,186 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73,529 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bismarck had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bismarck<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Emmons County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dana. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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- Dana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5767, Longitude: -100.2337       In this case, the coordinates for Dana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Dana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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