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Our Genealogy Helper for Dodge ...

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 Dodge (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 Dodge. 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.

Dodge is located in Dunn 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 Dunn County: Billings, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Mountrail & Stark.

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

  • Dunn County     (The home county of Dodge)
    • Halliday [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halliday
      • Halliday [Dunn County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halliday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halliday<2>
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • Twin Buttes [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Dunn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Dodge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
    • Dunn Center [Dunn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunn Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn Center
      • Dunn Center [Dunn County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 191 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn Center<2>
    • Killdeer [Dunn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killdeer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killdeer
      • Killdeer [Dunn County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killdeer<2>
    • Manning [Dunn County]
  • McKenzie County
    • Mandaree [McKenzie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandaree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandaree
      • Mandaree [McKenzie County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dodge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandaree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandaree<2>
  • McLean County
    • Elbowoods [McLean County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Elbowoods. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbowoods
      • Elbowoods [McLean County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Dodge
    • Nishu [McLean County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Nishu. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nishu
      • Nishu [McLean County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dodge
    • Lucky Mound [McLean County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lucky Mound. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Mound
      • Lucky Mound [McLean County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Dodge
    • White Shield [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Shield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Shield
      • White Shield [McLean County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dodge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Shield
    • Roseglen [McLean County]
  • Mercer County
    • Golden Valley [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
      • Golden Valley [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden Valley<2>
    • Zap [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zap
      • Zap [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<2>
    • Red Butte [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Red Butte. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Mercer County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Dodge
    • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Beaver Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Dodge
    • Beulah [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Mercer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<2>
    • Hazen [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
      • Hazen [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,311 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazen<2>
    • Krem [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Krem. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krem
      • Krem [Mercer County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Dodge
    • Pick City [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pick City
      • Pick City [Mercer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pick City
    • Stanton [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
      • Stanton [Mercer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanton<2>
  • Morton County
    • Hebron [Morton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Morton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<2>
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Ullin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
      • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 717 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<2>
  • Stark County
    • Richardton [Stark County]
    • Taylor [Stark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Stark County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
    • Gladstone [Stark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
      • Gladstone [Stark County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<2>
    • Dickinson [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Stark County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dodge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Dodge ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dodge.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Dodge. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Dodge and those printed in the larger area surrounding Dodge.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Dodge.

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 Dodge:

  • 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 Dodge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dodge.

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

  • Loring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Loring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Loring Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring Cemetery
  • Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek Cemetery
  • Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
  • Hope Congregational Cemetery
  • St. James Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Broncho Cemetery
    • Golgotha Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Golgotha Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Golgotha Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Dodge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Golgotha Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golgotha Cemetery
    • St. James Cemetery
    • Defiance Cemetery
    • Engbrecht Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Engbrecht Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Engbrecht Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Dodge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Engbrecht Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Engbrecht Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dodge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • Nayzatch Cemetery
    • Kyseth Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kyseth Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kyseth Memorial Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Dodge.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kyseth Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyseth Memorial Cemetery
    • Immanuel Lutheran 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.<6>

While we didn't find Dodge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dodge.

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

  • Hebron [Morton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron [Morton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Dodge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 675 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hebron had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<2>
  • Taylor [Stark County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor [Stark County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Dodge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 170 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Taylor had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
  • Richardton [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardton
    • Richardton [Stark County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Dodge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 561 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richardton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richardton<2>
  • Krem [Mercer County] - Historic
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Krem. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • While Krem was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krem
    • Krem [Mercer County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Dodge
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Krem had a post office and no railroad service

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dodge. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dodge) 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 Dodge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dodge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dodge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3055, Longitude: -102.2022    
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Dodge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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