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Welcome to Fort Ransom ...

The city of Fort Ransom is located in Ransom County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Ransom: Ft. Ransom

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Ransom has a population of 75 people<2> (see below for details).

Fort Ransom was established in 1880.

The community of Fort Ransom is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fort Ransom lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fort Ransom lies within the (701) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Ransom: 58033<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Ransom had an population of 75 people. This is a decrease of 2.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Ransom had a population of 77 people. This makes Fort Ransom the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Fort Ransom represents 0.01% of the population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 307th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 77 people, the population of Fort Ransom increased 10% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 70 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Ransom.

Communities near Fort Ransom ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Ransom.

  • Lisbon [Ransom County]
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    • Lisbon [Ransom County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Ransom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,015 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<6>
  • Enderlin [Ransom County]
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    • Enderlin [Ransom County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Ransom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enderlin<6>
  • Litchville [Barnes County]
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    • Litchville [Barnes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Ransom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchville<6>
  • Verona [LaMoure County]
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    • Verona [LaMoure County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Ransom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fingal [Barnes County]
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      • Fingal [Barnes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Fort Ransom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fingal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fingal<6>
    • Nome [Barnes County]
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      • Nome [Barnes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Ransom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nome<6>
    • Kathryn [Barnes County]
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      • Kathryn [Barnes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Fort Ransom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kathryn<6>
    • Elliott [Ransom County]
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      • Elliott [Ransom County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Ransom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliott have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • LaMoure [LaMoure County]
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      • LaMoure [LaMoure County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Ransom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaMoure<6>
    • Marion [LaMoure County]
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      • Marion [LaMoure County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Fort Ransom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Ransom. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Ransom.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Ransom. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Ransom.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Ransom. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Ransom.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Ransom ...

Looking for more information about Fort Ransom? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Ransom, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Ransom.

Adding Fort Ransom to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Ransom in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Ransom was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Ransom on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Ransom on our Genealogy Page.

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Ransom, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Ransom.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Ransom - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fort Ransom). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Ransom or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Fort Ransom) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Ransom. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort RansomOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Ransom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5211, Longitude: -97.9259    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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