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Our Genealogy Helper for Eland ...

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 Eland (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 Eland. 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 northwest 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 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.

Eland is located in Stark 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 Stark County: Billings, Dunn, Grant, Hettinger, Mercer & Slope.

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

  • Stark County     (The home county of Eland)
    • Dickinson [Stark County]
    • South Heart [Stark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Heart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Heart
      • South Heart [Stark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Heart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Heart<2>
    • Schefield [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schefield
      • Schefield [Stark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Eland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schefield
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<2>
    • Belfield [Stark County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfield
      • Belfield [Stark County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,012 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belfield<2>
    • Lefor [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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
    • Richardton [Stark County]
  • Billings County
    • Fryburg [Billings County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
      • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Eland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
    • Fairfield [Billings County]
    • Medora [Billings County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medora
      • Medora [Billings County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medora<2>
  • Dunn County
    • New Hradec [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hradec
      • New Hradec [Dunn County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Eland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hradec
    • Manning [Dunn County]
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • 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 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killdeer<2>
    • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 191 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn Center<2>
  • Hettinger County
    • New England [Hettinger County]
    • Regent [Hettinger County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regent
      • Regent [Hettinger County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Regent<2>
  • McKenzie County
  • 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 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<2>
  • Slope County
    • Amidon [Slope County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amidon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amidon
      • Amidon [Slope County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Eland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amidon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amidon<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Eland ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Eland.

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

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 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 Eland:

  • 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 Eland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Eland.

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

  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Dickinson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dickinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dickinson Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson Cemetery
  • St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
  • St. Patricks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Patricks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patricks Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patricks Cemetery
  • St. Pius Cemetery
  • Daglum Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daglum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Daglum Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Eland.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daglum Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daglum Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Thomas Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Eland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Thomas Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Eland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Eland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Eland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
    • St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
      • The St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery is located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of New Hradec.
      • More precisely, St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Eland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Eland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Eland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • St. Demetrius Cemetery
    • St. Stanislaus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Stanislaus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Stanislaus Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Eland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Stanislaus Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Stanislaus 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 Eland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Eland.

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

  • Dickinson [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
    • Dickinson [Stark County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Eland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,133 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dickinson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<2>
  • South Heart [Stark County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Heart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Heart
    • South Heart [Stark County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Eland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Heart had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Heart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Heart<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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Eland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 164 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gladstone had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<2>
  • Belfield [Stark County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belfield
    • Belfield [Stark County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Eland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,012 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belfield had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belfield<2>
  • Fryburg [Billings County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fryburg
    • Fryburg [Billings County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Eland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fryburg had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fryburg
  • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Eland
    • 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>
  • New England [Hettinger County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
    • New England [Hettinger County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Eland
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 152 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 600 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New England had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New England
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New England<2>
  • Sully Springs [Billings County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sully Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sully Springs
    • Sully Springs [Billings County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Eland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sully Springs had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sully Springs
  • Continue List ...
    • Richardton [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardton
      • Richardton [Stark County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Eland
      • 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>

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Eland. 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- Eland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8622, Longitude: -102.8818       In this case, the coordinates for Eland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Eland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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