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Our Genealogy Helper for Emmet ...

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 Emmet (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 Emmet. 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 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.

Emmet is located in 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 Emmet. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Emmet:

  • McLean County     (The home county of Emmet)
    • White Shield [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Shield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Shield
      • White Shield [McLean County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Emmet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Shield
    • Garrison [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrison have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrison
      • Garrison [McLean County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,462 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison<3>
    • Roseglen [McLean County]
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Emmet
    • Riverdale [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [McLean County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverdale<3>
    • Max [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Max
      • Max [McLean County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 349 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Max
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Max<3>
    • Coleharbor [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleharbor have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleharbor
      • Coleharbor [McLean County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coleharbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coleharbor<3>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Emmet
    • Riverdale Junction [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale Junction
      • Riverdale Junction [McLean County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale Junction
    • Underwood [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Underwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Underwood
      • Underwood [McLean County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 735 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Underwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Underwood<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Emmet
    • Benedict [McLean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benedict have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benedict
      • Benedict [McLean County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benedict
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benedict<3>
    • Ruso [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruso
      • Ruso [McLean County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruso<3>
  • Dunn County
    • Twin Buttes [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Dunn County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Emmet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
    • Dodge [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
      • Dodge [Dunn County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<3>
    • Halliday [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halliday
      • Halliday [Dunn County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halliday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halliday<3>
  • Mercer County
    • Pick City [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pick City
      • Pick City [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pick City
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Emmet
    • 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 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Emmet
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Emmet
    • Hazen [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
      • Hazen [Mercer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,311 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazen<3>
    • Knife River Village [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knife River Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knife River Village
      • Knife River Village [Mercer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knife River Village
    • Stanton [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
      • Stanton [Mercer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanton<3>
    • Beulah [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Mercer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,139 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<3>
    • Zap [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zap
      • Zap [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<3>
    • Golden Valley [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
      • Golden Valley [Mercer County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden Valley<3>
  • Mountrail County
    • Plaza [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaza
      • Plaza [Mountrail County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plaza
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaza<3>
    • Parshall [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parshall
      • Parshall [Mountrail County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parshall<3>
  • Oliver County
    • Center [Oliver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
      • Center [Oliver County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 578 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<3>
  • Ward County
    • Douglas [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Ward County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Emmet
      • Estimated population in 2019: 63 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<3>
    • Ryder [Ward County]
    • Makoti [Ward County]

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

Newspapers Published in Emmet ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Emmet.

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

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 Emmet:

  • 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 Emmet ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Emmet.

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

  • Blackwater Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackwater Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackwater Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwater Cemetery
  • Lilly Dale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lilly Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lilly Dale Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilly Dale Cemetery
  • Clifton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clifton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clifton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Emmet.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clifton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Cemetery
  • Roseglen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roseglen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roseglen Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Emmet.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roseglen Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseglen Cemetery
  • St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Andrews Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Emmet.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
  • Geminde Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Geminde Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Geminde Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Geminde Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geminde Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Immanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Immanuel Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Emmet.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Cemetery
    • Weiderich Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weiderich Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Weiderich Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Emmet.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weiderich Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weiderich Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Emmet.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Indian Scout Cemetery
    • Koehler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Koehler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Koehler Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Emmet.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Koehler Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Koehler Cemetery
    • Kronthal Cemetery
    • Tschaekofske Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tschaekofske Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tschaekofske Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tschaekofske Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tschaekofske Cemetery
    • Hiddenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hiddenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hiddenwood Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Emmet.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hiddenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiddenwood Cemetery
    • Roseglen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roseglen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roseglen Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Emmet.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roseglen Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseglen 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 Emmet in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Emmet.

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

  • 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 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Emmet
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Krem had a post office and no railroad service
  • Stanton [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
    • Stanton [Mercer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Emmet
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanton<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About McLean County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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' (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- Emmet) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emmet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6464, Longitude: -101.6535       In this case, the coordinates for Emmet 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>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 Emmet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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