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Our Genealogy Helper for Epping ...

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 Epping (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 Epping. 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.

Epping is located in Williams 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 Williams County: Roosevelt (MT), Sheridan (MT), Burke, Divide, McKenzie & Mountrail.

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

  • Williams County     (The home county of Epping)
    • Wheelock [Williams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
      • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Epping
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
    • Springbrook [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Ray [Williams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
      • Ray [Williams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray<3>
    • Williston [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Williams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,033 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<3>
    • Lake Jessie [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Jessie
      • Lake Jessie [Williams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Epping
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Jessie
    • Tioga [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tioga
      • Tioga [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tioga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tioga<3>
    • Alamo [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Williams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<3>
    • Corinth [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Williams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Epping
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Appam [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appam
      • Appam [Williams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Epping
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appam
    • Bonetraill [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonetraill
      • Bonetraill [Williams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Epping
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonetraill
    • Wildrose [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildrose
      • Wildrose [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildrose<3>
    • Zahl [Williams County]
  • Burke County
    • Powers Lake [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers Lake
      • Powers Lake [Burke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powers Lake<3>
  • McKenzie County
    • Banks [McKenzie County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [McKenzie County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Epping
    • Keene [McKenzie County]
    • Arnegard [McKenzie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnegard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnegard
      • Arnegard [McKenzie County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 175 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnegard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnegard<3>
    • Rawson [McKenzie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rawson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawson
      • Rawson [McKenzie County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Epping
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawson
    • Alexander [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [McKenzie County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander<3>
    • Watford City [McKenzie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watford City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watford City
      • Watford City [McKenzie County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the south of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watford City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watford City<3>
    • Cartwright [McKenzie County]
  • Mountrail County
    • White Earth [Mountrail County]
    • Ross [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
      • Ross [Mountrail County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ross<3>
  • Roosevelt County (MT)
    • Bainville [Roosevelt County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainville
      • Bainville [Roosevelt County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Epping
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Epping ...

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 Epping.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 websites either 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 Epping:

  • 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 Montana
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Epping ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Epping.

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

  • Epping Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Epping Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Epping Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping Cemetery
  • Wheelock Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheelock Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheelock Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock Cemetery
  • Sunset Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Rest Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Epping.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Rest Cemetery
  • Bethany Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethany Valley Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Epping.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Valley Cemetery
  • St. Michaels Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Michaels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Michaels Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Epping.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Michaels Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Michaels Cemetery
  • East Fork Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Fork Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Epping.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Fork Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fork Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hillside Memory Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Memory Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillside Memory Gardens lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Memory Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Memory Gardens
    • German Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the German Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • German Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Epping.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the German Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Cemetery
    • Faith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Faith Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Epping.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faith Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith Cemetery
    • Riverview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Riverview Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Hauges Norwegian Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Temple Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Temple Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Temple Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Epping.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Temple Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temple Cemetery
    • Garden Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garden Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Garden Valley Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Epping.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garden Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Valley Cemetery
    • Bethany 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 Epping in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Epping.

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

  • Wheelock [Williams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
    • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Epping
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wheelock had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
  • Springbrook [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
    • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springbrook had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
  • Ray [Williams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
    • Ray [Williams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Epping
    • Estimated population in 2019: 901 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ray had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray<3>
  • Avoca [Williams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avoca have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avoca
    • Avoca [Williams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Avoca had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avoca
  • Williston [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
    • Williston [Williams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 254 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,033 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Williston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<3>
  • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Williams County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Epping
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Trenton had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<3>
  • White Earth [Mountrail County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Earth
    • White Earth [Mountrail County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Epping
    • Estimated population in 2019: 91 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, White Earth had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Earth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Earth<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Epping) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Epping. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Epping

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Epping. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2809, Longitude: -103.3582       In this case, the coordinates for Epping 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>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 Epping, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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