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Our Genealogy Helper for Emerson ...

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 Emerson (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 Emerson. 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.

Emerson 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 Emerson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Emerson:

  • Dunn County     (The home county of Emerson)
    • Manning [Dunn County]
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Emerson
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killdeer<2>
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • New Hradec [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hradec
      • New Hradec [Dunn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Emerson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hradec
    • Halliday [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halliday
      • Halliday [Dunn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halliday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halliday<2>
    • Dodge [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
      • Dodge [Dunn County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<2>
    • Twin Buttes [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Dunn County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Emerson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
  • Billings County
  • McKenzie County
    • Grassy Butte [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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Emerson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandaree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandaree<2>
  • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Emerson
      • 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<2>
    • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 675 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<2>
  • 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 southeast of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
    • Dickinson [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Stark County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23,133 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<2>
    • Richardton [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardton
      • Richardton [Stark County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richardton<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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Emerson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Heart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Heart<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 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Emerson
      • 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]

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

Newspapers Published in Emerson ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Emerson.

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

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 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 Emerson:

  • 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 Emerson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Emerson.

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

  • Mormannia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mormannia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mormannia Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Emerson.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mormannia Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mormannia Cemetery
  • Mormannia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mormannia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mormannia Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Emerson.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mormannia Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mormannia Cemetery
  • Dunn Center Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunn Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dunn Center Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Emerson.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunn Center Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Center Cemetery
  • Killdeer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Killdeer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Killdeer Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Emerson.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Killdeer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer Cemetery
  • Dunn Center Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunn Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dunn Center Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Emerson.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunn Center Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Center 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Emerson.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Emerson.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Emerson.
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Emerson.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • St. Edwards Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Edwards Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Edwards Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Emerson.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Edwards Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Edwards 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Emerson.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kyseth Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyseth Memorial Cemetery
    • Peace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Peace Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Emerson.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peace Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Cemetery
    • Immanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Immanuel Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Emerson.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Cemetery
    • Immanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Immanuel Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Emerson.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Cemetery
    • 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.
      • Loring Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Emerson.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Loring Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring 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.<4>

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

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

  • 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 southeast of Emerson
    • 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>
  • Dickinson [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
    • Dickinson [Stark County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Emerson
    • 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>
  • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Emerson
    • 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>
  • Oakdale [Dunn County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
    • Oakdale [Dunn County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Emerson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oakdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale
  • Richardton [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardton
    • Richardton [Stark County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Emerson
    • 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>
  • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Emerson
    • 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>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Emerson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emerson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1836, Longitude: -102.6349       In this case, the coordinates for Emerson 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>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 Emerson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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