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Our Genealogy Helper for Forest River ...

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 (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. 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 ...

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.

  • Typical abbreviation for Forest River: Forest Riv.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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 is located in Walsh 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 Walsh County: Marshall (MN), Cavalier, Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina & Ramsey.

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

  • Walsh County     (The home county of Forest River)
    • 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardoch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ardoch<3>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minto<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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
    • Herriott [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriott
      • Herriott [Walsh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriott
    • Warsaw [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warsaw
      • Warsaw [Walsh County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw
    • Pisek [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisek
      • Pisek [Walsh County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisek<3>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordville<3>
    • Mandt [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandt
      • Mandt [Walsh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandt
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River
      • 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>
    • Auburn [Walsh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Walsh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Cashel [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashel have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashel
      • Cashel [Walsh County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
  • Cavalier County
    • Milton [Cavalier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton [Cavalier County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
  • Grand Forks County
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 232 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilby<3>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orr
    • Mekinock [Grand Forks County]
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<3>
    • McCanna [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCanna
      • McCanna [Grand Forks County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCanna
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emerado<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 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larimore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Larimore<3>
    • Niagara [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara
      • Niagara [Grand Forks County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara<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 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River
      • 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>
    • Kempton [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kempton
      • Kempton [Grand Forks County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Forest River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kempton
  • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Forest River
      • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
    • Michigan [Nelson County]
  • Pembina County
    • Crystal [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
      • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 311 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<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 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drayton<3>
    • Canton City [Pembina County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton City
      • Canton City [Pembina County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton City<3>
    • Glasston [Pembina County]
    • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 82 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain<3>
    • Cavalier [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavalier have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavalier
      • Cavalier [Pembina County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,238 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavalier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cavalier<3>
    • Hamilton [Pembina County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Pembina County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<3>
  • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brocket
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brocket<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 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the south of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 743 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<3>
  • Kittson County (MN)
    • Donaldson [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldson
      • Donaldson [Kittson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 40 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldson
    • Kennedy [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy
      • Kennedy [Kittson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennedy<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 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Forest River
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alvarado
    • Argyle [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Marshall County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 642 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Argyle<3>
    • Stephen [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stephen
      • Stephen [Marshall County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 645 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephen<3>
    • Warren [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warren
      • Warren [Marshall County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Forest River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,552 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warren
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warren<3>
  • 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River
      • 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, see our County-by-County Page for Forest River.

Newspapers Published in Forest River ...

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

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Forest River, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Forest River.

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:

  • 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 ...

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

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

  • 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.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Park
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Park
  • Minto Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Minto Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Minto Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Minto Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minto Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • St. Patrick Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Patrick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Patrick Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patrick Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patrick Cemetery
  • Inkster 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lukes Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Forest River.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Home Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Home 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.
      • St. Marks Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Forest River.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
    • 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.
      • Forest River Colony Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Forest River.
      • 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.
      • East Forest River Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Forest River.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Forest River Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Forest River 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • Concordia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concordia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Concordia Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Forest River.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Concordia Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concordia 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Forest River.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • St. Timothy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Timothy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Timothy Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Timothy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Timothy Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Forest River.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Forest River had a population of 84 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Forest River had a population of 121 people.

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

  • 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 less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Forest River
    • 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Forest River
    • 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
  • 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Forest River
    • 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>
  • 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Voss had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voss
  • 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Forest River
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 467 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 592 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Minto had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minto<3>
  • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Veseleyville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veseleyville
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River
      • 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>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Forest River
      • 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>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Forest River
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Forest River
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Forest River
      • 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>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Forest River
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,594 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,157 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grafton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grafton<3>
    • Mekinock [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mekinock
      • Mekinock [Grand Forks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Forest River
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mekinock had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mekinock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mekinock<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 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Forest River
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 107 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 369 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Manvel had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manvel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manvel<3>
    • Big Woods [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Woods
      • Big Woods [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Forest River
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Big Woods had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Woods

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Forest River ...

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

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 Forest River:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in North Dakota

About Walsh County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Forest River. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Forest River) 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 Forest River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Forest River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Forest River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2172, Longitude: -97.4704       In this case, the coordinates for Forest River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Forest River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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