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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest River Colony ...

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 Forest River Colony (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 Forest River Colony. 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.

Name Variations for Forest River Colony ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Forest River Colony.

  • Typical abbreviation for Forest River Colony: Forest Riv. Colony

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.

Forest River Colony is located in Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks County: Polk (MN), Nelson, Steele, Traill & Walsh.

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

  • Grand Forks County     (The home county of Forest River Colony)
    • Inkster [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inkster have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inkster
      • Inkster [Grand Forks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inkster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inkster<3>
    • Orr [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orr
      • Orr [Grand Forks County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orr
    • McCanna [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCanna
      • McCanna [Grand Forks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCanna
    • Gilby [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilby have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilby
      • Gilby [Grand Forks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 232 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilby<3>
    • Niagara [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara
      • Niagara [Grand Forks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara<3>
    • Larimore [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larimore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larimore
      • Larimore [Grand Forks County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larimore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larimore<3>
    • Mekinock [Grand Forks County]
    • Arvilla [Grand Forks County]
    • Emerado [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerado have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerado
      • Emerado [Grand Forks County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emerado<3>
    • Manvel [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manvel have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manvel
      • Manvel [Grand Forks County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<3>
    • Kempton [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempton
      • Kempton [Grand Forks County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kempton
    • Northwood [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwood
      • Northwood [Grand Forks County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 895 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northwood<3>
    • Grand Forks [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Forks
      • Grand Forks [Grand Forks County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 55,839 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Forks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Forks<3>
  • Cavalier County
    • Milton [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cavalier County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Osnabrock [Cavalier County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osnabrock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osnabrock
      • Osnabrock [Cavalier County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osnabrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osnabrock<3>
  • Nelson County
    • Petersburg [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Nelson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
    • Whitman [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitman
      • Whitman [Nelson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Forest River Colony
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitman
    • Michigan City [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
      • Michigan City [Nelson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
    • Michigan [Nelson County]
    • Lakota [Nelson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakota
      • Lakota [Nelson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakota<3>
    • McVille [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVille have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McVille
      • McVille [Nelson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McVille
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McVille<3>
    • Aneta [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aneta have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aneta
      • Aneta [Nelson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aneta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aneta<3>
    • Pekin [Nelson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pekin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pekin
      • Pekin [Nelson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pekin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pekin<3>
  • Pembina County
    • Crystal [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal<3>
    • Gardar [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardar
      • Gardar [Pembina County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardar
    • Saint Thomas [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Thomas
      • Saint Thomas [Pembina County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 311 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<3>
    • Canton City [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton City
      • Canton City [Pembina County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton City<3>
    • Mountain [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain
      • Mountain [Pembina County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain<3>
    • Drayton [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drayton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drayton
      • Drayton [Pembina County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drayton<3>
    • Glasston [Pembina County]
  • Ramsey County
    • Brocket [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brocket have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brocket
      • Brocket [Ramsey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brocket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brocket<3>
    • Lawton [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawton
      • Lawton [Ramsey County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawton<3>
    • Edmore [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmore
      • Edmore [Ramsey County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edmore<3>
  • Traill County
    • Hatton [Traill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Traill County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 743 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<3>
  • Walsh County
    • Conway [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Walsh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • Fordville [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordville
      • Fordville [Walsh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordville<3>
    • Pisek [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisek
      • Pisek [Walsh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisek<3>
    • Forest River [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest River
      • Forest River [Walsh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest River<3>
    • Lankin [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lankin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lankin
      • Lankin [Walsh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lankin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lankin<3>
    • Praha [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Praha. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Praha
      • Praha [Walsh County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Forest River Colony
    • Park River [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park River
      • Park River [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park River<3>
    • Ardoch [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardoch have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardoch
      • Ardoch [Walsh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardoch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardoch<3>
    • Mandt [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandt
      • Mandt [Walsh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandt
    • Minto [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minto have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minto
      • Minto [Walsh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minto<3>
    • Herriott [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriott
      • Herriott [Walsh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River Colony
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriott
    • Kerry [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerry
      • Kerry [Walsh County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
    • Grafton [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grafton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grafton
      • Grafton [Walsh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
  • Marshall County (MN)
    • Oslo [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oslo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oslo
      • Oslo [Marshall County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oslo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oslo<3>
    • Alvarado [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alvarado have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alvarado
      • Alvarado [Marshall County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvarado
  • Polk County (MN)
    • East Grand Forks [Polk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Grand Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Grand Forks
      • East Grand Forks [Polk County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River Colony
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Grand Forks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Grand Forks<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Forest River Colony ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Forest River Colony.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest River Colony, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest River Colony.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Forest River Colony:

  • 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 Forest River Colony ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Forest River Colony.

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 Forest River Colony covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Forest River Colony Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest River Colony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest River Colony Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River Colony Cemetery
  • East Forest River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Forest River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Forest River Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Forest River Cemetery
  • Inkster Cemetery
  • St. Marks Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Middle Forest River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Middle Forest River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Middle Forest River Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Middle Forest River Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Forest River Cemetery
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
    • Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Memorial Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
    • St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Andrews Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
    • St. Lukes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Lukes Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lukes Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Niagara Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Niagara Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Niagara Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Niagara Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara 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.
      • Prairie Home Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Home Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Home Cemetery
    • Christianson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christianson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Christianson Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christianson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christianson Cemetery
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River Colony.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Forest River Colony in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Forest River Colony.

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

  • Inkster [Grand Forks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inkster have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inkster
    • Inkster [Grand Forks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River Colony
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 211 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Inkster had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inkster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inkster<3>
  • Conway [Walsh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conway have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
    • Conway [Walsh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 224 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Conway had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
  • Orr [Grand Forks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orr
    • Orr [Grand Forks County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orr had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orr
  • Pisek [Walsh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisek
    • Pisek [Walsh County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pisek had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisek<3>
  • Forest River [Walsh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest River
    • Forest River [Walsh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest River had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest River<3>
  • Johnstown [Grand Forks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
    • Johnstown [Grand Forks County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnstown had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
  • Continue List ...
    • Veseleyville [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Veseleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Veseleyville
      • Veseleyville [Walsh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River Colony
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Veseleyville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veseleyville
    • McCanna [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCanna
      • McCanna [Grand Forks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, McCanna had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCanna
    • Gilby [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilby have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilby
      • Gilby [Grand Forks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River Colony
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 276 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 232 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gilby had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilby<3>
    • Voss [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voss have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voss
      • Voss [Walsh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River Colony
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Voss had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voss
    • Praha [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Praha. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • While Praha was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Praha
      • Praha [Walsh County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Forest River Colony
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Praha had a post office and no railroad service
    • Niagara [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara
      • Niagara [Grand Forks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River Colony
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 201 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Niagara had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara<3>
    • Park River [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park River
      • Park River [Walsh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Forest River Colony
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 534 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,338 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Park River had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park River<3>
    • Shawnee [Grand Forks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawnee
      • Shawnee [Grand Forks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Forest River Colony
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shawnee had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
    • Ardoch [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ardoch have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardoch
      • Ardoch [Walsh County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Forest River Colony
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 214 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ardoch had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardoch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardoch<3>

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Forest River Colony) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest River Colony. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1822, Longitude: -97.7034       In this case, the coordinates for Forest River Colony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Forest River Colony, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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