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Our Genealogy Helper for Fargo ...

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 Fargo (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 Fargo. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Fargo is located in Cass County and is the County Seat.

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 Cass County: Clay (MN), Norman (MN), Barnes, Ransom, Richland, Steele & Traill.

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

  • Cass County     (The home county of Fargo)
    • Reile's Acres [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reile's Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reile's Acres
      • Reile's Acres [Cass County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reile's Acres
    • West Fargo [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Fargo
      • West Fargo [Cass County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fargo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Fargo<3>
    • Prairie Rose [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Rose
      • Prairie Rose [Cass County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Rose
    • North River [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North River
      • North River [Cass County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North River
    • Frontier [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frontier have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frontier
      • Frontier [Cass County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier
    • Briarwood [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarwood
      • Briarwood [Cass County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
    • Harwood [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harwood
      • Harwood [Cass County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harwood<3>
    • Wild Rice [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Rice
      • Wild Rice [Cass County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Rice
    • Horace [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horace have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horace
      • Horace [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,944 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horace<3>
    • Mapleton [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<3>
    • Argusville [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argusville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argusville
      • Argusville [Cass County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argusville
    • Oxbow [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
      • Oxbow [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow
  • Ransom County
    • Sheldon [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Ransom County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheldon<3>
    • Enderlin [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enderlin
      • Enderlin [Ransom County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enderlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enderlin<3>
    • McLeod [Ransom County]
  • Richland County
    • Christine [Richland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christine
      • Christine [Richland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christine<3>
    • Walcott [Richland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walcott have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walcott
      • Walcott [Richland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walcott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walcott<3>
    • Colfax [Richland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Richland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<3>
    • Abercrombie [Richland County]
    • Dwight [Richland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwight
      • Dwight [Richland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
  • Traill County
    • Blanchard [Traill County]
    • Hillsboro [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Traill County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,624 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
    • Galesburg [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
      • Galesburg [Traill County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<3>
    • Caledonia [Traill County]
  • Becker County (MN)
    • Lake Park [Becker County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Park
      • Lake Park [Becker County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Park<3>
    • Audubon [Becker County]
  • Clay County (MN)
    • Moorhead [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorhead have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,652 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorhead<3>
    • Oakport [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakport have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakport
      • Oakport [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Fargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakport
    • Dilworth [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dilworth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilworth
      • Dilworth [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dilworth<3>
    • Sabin [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabin
      • Sabin [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabin
    • Glyndon [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glyndon
      • Glyndon [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glyndon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glyndon<3>
    • Georgetown [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Comstock [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comstock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comstock
      • Comstock [Clay County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comstock
    • Felton [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Felton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felton
      • Felton [Clay County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Felton<3>
    • Hawley [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawley
      • Hawley [Clay County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawley<3>
    • Barnesville [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesville
      • Barnesville [Clay County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnesville<3>
    • Hitterdal [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hitterdal have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hitterdal
      • Hitterdal [Clay County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitterdal
    • Ulen [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulen
      • Ulen [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulen<3>
  • Norman County (MN)
    • Perley [Norman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perley
      • Perley [Norman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 83 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perley
    • Borup [Norman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borup have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borup
      • Borup [Norman County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borup
    • Hendrum [Norman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hendrum have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendrum
      • Hendrum [Norman County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 281 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendrum
    • Halstad [Norman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halstad have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halstad
      • Halstad [Norman County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 554 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halstad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halstad<3>
    • Ada [Norman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ada have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ada
      • Ada [Norman County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,563 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ada<3>
    • Twin Valley [Norman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Valley
      • Twin Valley [Norman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 755 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Valley
    • Flom [Norman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flom have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flom
      • Flom [Norman County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Fargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flom<3>
    • Shelly [Norman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelly have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelly
      • Shelly [Norman County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelly
  • Otter Tail County (MN)
    • Pelican Rapids [Otter Tail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelican Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelican Rapids
      • Pelican Rapids [Otter Tail County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelican Rapids
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelican Rapids<3>
  • Wilkin County (MN)
    • Wolverton [Wilkin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolverton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolverton
      • Wolverton [Wilkin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolverton
    • Kent [Wilkin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
      • Kent [Wilkin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 74 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Rothsay [Wilkin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rothsay have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rothsay
      • Rothsay [Wilkin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rothsay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rothsay<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Fargo ...

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 176 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fargo.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Fargo:

  • 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 Minnesota
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Fargo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fargo.

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

  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Prairie Home Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Home Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Home Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen 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.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Salem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Salem Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
    • Moorhead Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moorhead Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moorhead Memorial Gardens Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moorhead Memorial Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Fridhem Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fridhem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fridhem Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fridhem Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fridhem Cemetery
    • Horace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Horace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Horace Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Horace Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horace Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Cross Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Oak Mound Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Mound Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Mound Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Mound Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Mound Cemetery
    • Brink Cemetery
      • Brink Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brink Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brink Cemetery
    • Oak Wood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Wood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Wood Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Wood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Wood Cemetery
    • Lower Maple River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Maple River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lower Maple River Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Fargo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Maple River Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Maple River 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Fargo had a population of 5,664 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Fargo had a population of 124,662 people.

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

  • Fargo [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fargo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fargo
    • Fargo [Cass County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Fargo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,664 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 124,662 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fargo had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fargo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fargo<3>
  • Moorhead [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorhead have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
    • Moorhead [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,088 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,652 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Moorhead had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorhead<3>
  • Finkle [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finkle have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finkle
    • Finkle [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Fargo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Finkle had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finkle
  • Dilworth [Clay County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dilworth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilworth
    • Dilworth [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,422 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dilworth had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilworth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dilworth<3>
  • Harwood [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harwood
    • Harwood [Cass County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Fargo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 24 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Harwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harwood<3>
  • Wild Rice [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wild Rice
    • Wild Rice [Cass County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wild Rice had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wild Rice
  • Continue List ...
    • Kragnes [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kragnes have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kragnes
      • Kragnes [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kragnes had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kragnes
    • Horace [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horace have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horace
      • Horace [Cass County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Fargo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,944 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Horace had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horace<3>
    • Sabin [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabin
      • Sabin [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 558 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sabin had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabin
    • Glyndon [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glyndon
      • Glyndon [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Fargo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 275 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,373 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glyndon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glyndon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glyndon<3>
    • Mapleton [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Fargo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,238 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mapleton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mapleton<3>
    • Warren [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warren have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Cass County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Fargo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warren had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
    • Argusville [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argusville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argusville
      • Argusville [Cass County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Fargo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 468 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Argusville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argusville
    • Georgetown [Clay County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Fargo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 126 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Georgetown had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Hickson [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickson
      • Hickson [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Fargo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hickson had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickson

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fargo ...

While our initial data about Fargo came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fargo in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Fargo.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Fargo:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Fargo in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Fargo for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Fargo. See our Misc Page for Fargo for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Dakota

About Cass County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fargo: www.ci.fargo.nd.us/

The official website for Cass County: www.co.cass.nd.us/

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 '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- Fargo) 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 Fargo. 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 Fargo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fargo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8766, Longitude: -96.8176       In this case, the coordinates for Fargo 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 Fargo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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