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Our Genealogy Helper for Flaxton ...

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 Flaxton (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 Flaxton. 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.

Flaxton is located in Burke 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 Burke County: Mountrail, Renville, Ward & Williams.

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

  • Burke County     (The home county of Flaxton)
    • Lignite [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lignite have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lignite
      • Lignite [Burke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lignite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lignite<3>
    • Portal [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portal
      • Portal [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portal<3>
    • Bowbells [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowbells have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowbells
      • Bowbells [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowbells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowbells<3>
    • Rival [Burke County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rival have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rival
      • Rival [Burke County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Flaxton
    • Columbus [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Burke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Larson [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larson
      • Larson [Burke County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Flaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larson
    • Powers Lake [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers Lake
      • Powers Lake [Burke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powers Lake<3>
    • Battleview [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleview
      • Battleview [Burke County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Flaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleview
  • Divide County
    • Noonan [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonan
      • Noonan [Divide County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noonan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noonan<3>
    • Crosby [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Divide County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<3>
  • Mountrail County
    • Coulee [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coulee
      • Coulee [Mountrail County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee
    • Palermo [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palermo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palermo
      • Palermo [Mountrail County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palermo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palermo<3>
    • White Earth [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Earth
      • White Earth [Mountrail County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 91 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Earth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Earth<3>
    • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ross<3>
    • Stanley [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Mountrail County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>
  • Renville County
    • Norma [Renville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norma
      • Norma [Renville County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norma
    • Tolley [Renville County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolley
      • Tolley [Renville County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolley<3>
    • Sherwood [Renville County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood
      • Sherwood [Renville County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the east of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherwood<3>
    • Loraine [Renville County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loraine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loraine
      • Loraine [Renville County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loraine
  • Ward County
    • Niobe [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niobe
      • Niobe [Ward County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niobe
    • Kenmare [Ward County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenmare have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenmare
      • Kenmare [Ward County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmare<3>
    • Donnybrook [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donnybrook
      • Donnybrook [Ward County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donnybrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donnybrook<3>
  • Williams County
    • McGregor [Williams County]
    • Wildrose [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildrose
      • Wildrose [Williams County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Flaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildrose<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Flaxton ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Flaxton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Flaxton:

  • 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
    • Stories from Saskatchewan

Cemeteries Near Flaxton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Flaxton.

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

  • Flaxton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flaxton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flaxton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flaxton Cemetery
  • Norwegian Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Norwegian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Norwegian Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwegian Cemetery
  • Swedish Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swedish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Swedish Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Flaxton.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swedish Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swedish Cemetery
  • Danish Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Danish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Danish Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Danish Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danish Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Marys Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Flaxton.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • South Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Flaxton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
    • Bowbells Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowbells Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bowbells Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowbells Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowbells 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • East Cemetery
    • North Portal Cemetery
    • Little Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Butte Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Flaxton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Butte Cemetery
    • Little Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Butte Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Flaxton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Butte Cemetery
    • Niobe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Niobe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Niobe Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Niobe Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niobe Cemetery
    • Bethane Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethane Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethane Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Flaxton.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethane Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethane Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Burke County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Flaxton. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Flaxton) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Flaxton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8973, Longitude: -102.3932       In this case, the coordinates for Flaxton 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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