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Our Genealogy Helper for Fingal ...

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 Fingal (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 Fingal. 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 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.

Fingal is located in Barnes 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 Barnes County: Cass, Griggs, LaMoure, Ransom, Steele & Stutsman.

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

  • Barnes County     (The home county of Fingal)
    • Nome [Barnes County]
    • Kathryn [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kathryn
      • Kathryn [Barnes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kathryn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kathryn<2>
    • Oriska [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriska have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriska
      • Oriska [Barnes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oriska<2>
    • North Valley City [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Valley City
      • North Valley City [Barnes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Valley City
    • Valley City [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Barnes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley City<2>
    • Litchville [Barnes County]
    • Sanborn [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanborn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanborn
      • Sanborn [Barnes County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanborn<2>
    • Eckelson [Barnes County]
    • Rogers [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rogers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers
      • Rogers [Barnes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogers<2>
    • Pillsbury [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pillsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pillsbury
      • Pillsbury [Barnes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pillsbury
    • Sibley [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sibley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sibley
      • Sibley [Barnes County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sibley
    • Leal [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leal
      • Leal [Barnes County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leal
  • Cass County
    • Alice [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alice
      • Alice [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alice
    • Tower City [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower City
      • Tower City [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tower City<2>
    • Buffalo [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Cass County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
    • Chaffee [Cass County]
    • Ayr [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayr have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayr
      • Ayr [Cass County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ayr<2>
    • Wheatland [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Cass County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<2>
    • Absaraka [Cass County]
    • Leonard [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
      • Leonard [Cass County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonard<2>
    • Casselton [Cass County]
    • Page [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Cass County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Page<2>
    • Erie [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Cass County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<2>
    • Amenia [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amenia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amenia
      • Amenia [Cass County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amenia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amenia<2>
  • LaMoure County
    • Marion [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [LaMoure County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<2>
    • Verona [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [LaMoure County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<2>
    • Dickey [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
      • Dickey [LaMoure County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickey<2>
    • LaMoure [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaMoure
      • LaMoure [LaMoure County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaMoure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaMoure<2>
  • Ransom County
    • Enderlin [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enderlin
      • Enderlin [Ransom County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enderlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enderlin<2>
    • Fort Ransom [Ransom County]
    • Sheldon [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Ransom County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheldon<2>
    • Lisbon [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Ransom County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,051 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<2>
    • Elliott [Ransom County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliott
      • Elliott [Ransom County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliott
    • McLeod [Ransom County]
  • Sargent County
    • Gwinner [Sargent County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwinner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwinner
      • Gwinner [Sargent County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwinner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gwinner<2>
    • Milnor [Sargent County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milnor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milnor
      • Milnor [Sargent County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milnor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milnor<2>
  • Steele County
    • Luverne [Steele County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luverne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luverne
      • Luverne [Steele County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luverne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Luverne<2>
    • Hope [Steele County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Steele County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<2>
  • Stutsman County
    • Spiritwood [Stutsman County]
    • Ypsilanti [Stutsman County]
    • Montpelier [Stutsman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Stutsman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<2>
  • Traill County
    • Galesburg [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
      • Galesburg [Traill County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Fingal ...

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 106 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fingal.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Fingal:

  • 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 Fingal ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fingal.

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

  • Hill Side Cemetery
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery
  • Holy Trinity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Trinity Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Trinity Cemetery
  • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
  • Holy Trinity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Trinity Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Trinity Cemetery
  • Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Petri Cemetery
    • Sheyenne Valley Cemetery
    • Waldheim Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Prairie Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prairie Rest Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Rest Cemetery
    • St. Bernards Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Bernards Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Bernards Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fingal.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Bernards Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Bernards Cemetery
    • Oriska Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oriska Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oriska Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fingal.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oriska Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriska Cemetery
    • Sunnyside Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sunnyside Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Sunnyside Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Fingal.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunnyside Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2412807<4>
    • Fillmore 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Fingal had railroad service and no post office. In 2019, Fingal had a population of 86 people.

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

  • Fingal [Barnes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fingal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fingal
    • Fingal [Barnes County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fingal
    • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fingal had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fingal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fingal<2>
  • Lucca [Barnes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucca
    • Lucca [Barnes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fingal
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lucca had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucca
  • Cuba [Barnes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
    • Cuba [Barnes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cuba had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
  • Daily [Barnes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daily have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daily
    • Daily [Barnes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Fingal
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 79 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Daily had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daily
  • Oriska [Barnes County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriska have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriska
    • Oriska [Barnes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Fingal
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 112 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oriska had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriska
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oriska<2>
  • Tower City [Cass County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower City
    • Tower City [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 309 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tower City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tower City<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Hastings [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hastings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hastings
      • Hastings [Barnes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Fingal
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hastings had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastings
    • Buffalo [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Cass County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 177 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 184 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
    • Valley City [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Barnes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,089 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,323 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Valley City had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley City<2>
    • Fort Ransom [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ransom
      • Fort Ransom [Ransom County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Fingal
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Ransom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ransom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Ransom<2>
    • Sheldon [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Ransom County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Fingal
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 456 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheldon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheldon<2>
    • Berea [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berea have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berea
      • Berea [Barnes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Fingal
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Berea had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berea
    • Buttzville [Ransom County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buttzville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buttzville
      • Buttzville [Ransom County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Fingal
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buttzville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buttzville
    • Magnolia [Cass County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Cass County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fingal
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Magnolia had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Anselm [Ransom County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anselm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anselm
      • Anselm [Ransom County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Fingal
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anselm had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anselm

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fingal ...

While our initial data about Fingal came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Fingal 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 Fingal.

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 Fingal:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Barnes County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Barnes County: www.co.barnes.nd.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fingal) 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 Fingal. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fingal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fingal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7619, Longitude: -97.7929       In this case, the coordinates for Fingal 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>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>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.
<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 Fingal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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