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Our Genealogy Helper for Elbowoods ...

So far, we have found very little information about Elbowoods. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Elbowoods to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Elbowoods, please Contact Us.


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 Elbowoods (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 Elbowoods. 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 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Elbowoods is historic, it would have been located within present day McLean 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 McLean County: Burleigh, Dunn, McHenry, Mercer, Mountrail, Oliver, Sheridan & Ward.

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

  • McLean County     (The home county of Elbowoods)
    • 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.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Mound
      • Lucky Mound [McLean County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Elbowoods
    • 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.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nishu
      • Nishu [McLean County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods
    • White Shield [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Shield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Shield
      • White Shield [McLean County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Elbowoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Shield
    • Roseglen [McLean County]
    • Charging Eagle [McLean County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Charging Eagle. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charging Eagle
      • Charging Eagle [McLean County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Elbowoods
    • Shell Creek [McLean County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Shell Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
      • Shell Creek [McLean County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Elbowoods
    • Garrison [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrison have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrison
      • Garrison [McLean County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<3> to the east of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison<5>
    • Riverdale [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [McLean County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<3> to the east of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverdale<5>
  • Dunn County
    • Twin Buttes [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Dunn County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Elbowoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
    • Independance [Dunn County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Independance. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independance
      • Independance [Dunn County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Elbowoods
    • Halliday [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halliday
      • Halliday [Dunn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halliday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halliday<5>
    • Dodge [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
      • Dodge [Dunn County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the south of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<5>
    • Dunn Center [Dunn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunn Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn Center
      • Dunn Center [Dunn County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 191 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn Center<5>
    • Killdeer [Dunn County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killdeer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killdeer
      • Killdeer [Dunn County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killdeer<5>
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • Manning [Dunn County]
  • McKenzie County
    • Mandaree [McKenzie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandaree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandaree
      • Mandaree [McKenzie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the west of Elbowoods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandaree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandaree<5>
  • Mercer County
    • 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.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Mercer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods
    • 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.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods
    • Golden Valley [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
      • Golden Valley [Mercer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the south of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden Valley<5>
    • Zap [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zap
      • Zap [Mercer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<5>
    • Beulah [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Mercer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<5>
    • 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.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krem
      • Krem [Mercer County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods
    • Pick City [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pick City
      • Pick City [Mercer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the east of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pick City
    • Hazen [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
      • Hazen [Mercer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,311 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazen<5>
    • Stanton [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
      • Stanton [Mercer County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanton<5>
  • Mountrail County
    • Parshall [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parshall
      • Parshall [Mountrail County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the north of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parshall<5>
    • Van Hook [Mountrail County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Van Hook. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Hook
      • Van Hook [Mountrail County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Elbowoods
    • Plaza [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaza
      • Plaza [Mountrail County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the north of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plaza
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaza<5>
    • New Town [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Mountrail County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Town<5>
  • Ward County
    • Makoti [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Makoti
      • Makoti [Ward County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Makoti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Makoti<5>
    • Ryder [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryder
      • Ryder [Ward County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ryder<5>
    • Douglas [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Ward County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Elbowoods
      • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<5>

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

Newspapers Published in Elbowoods ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Elbowoods.

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

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 Elbowoods:

  • 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 Elbowoods ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Elbowoods.

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

  • Crowsheart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crowsheart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crowsheart Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowsheart Cemetery
  • Medicine Stone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Medicine Stone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Medicine Stone Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Stone Cemetery
  • Holen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holen Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holen Cemetery
  • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Elbowoods.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
  • Chase Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chase Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chase Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Elbowoods.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chase Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase Cemetery
  • Red Butte Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Butte Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Butte Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Butte Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Defiance Cemetery
    • Queen of Peace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Queen of Peace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Queen of Peace Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Elbowoods.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Queen of Peace Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen of Peace Cemetery
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Elbowoods.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Indian Scout Cemetery
    • Nayzatch Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Elbowoods.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • St. Johannes Cemetery
    • St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Andrews Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the east of Elbowoods.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About McLean County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for McLean County: www.visitmcleancounty.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Elbowoods, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elbowoods) 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 Elbowoods. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elbowoods

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elbowoods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6005, Longitude: -102.1498    
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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