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Our Genealogy Helper for Fort Rice ...

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 Fort Rice (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 Fort Rice. 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 Fort Rice ...

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 Fort Rice.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fort Rice: Ft. Rice

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Fort Rice is located in Morton 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 Morton County: Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Mercer, Oliver, Sioux & Stark.

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

  • Morton County     (The home county of Fort Rice)
    • Huff [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
      • Huff [Morton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Rice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
    • On-a-Slant Village [Morton County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for On-a-Slant Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for On-a-Slant Village
      • On-a-Slant Village [Morton County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Rice
    • Twin City Estates [Morton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin City Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin City Estates
      • Twin City Estates [Morton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Rice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin City Estates
    • Mandan [Morton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandan
      • Mandan [Morton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandan<2>
    • Lyons [Morton County]
    • Flasher [Morton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flasher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flasher
      • Flasher [Morton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flasher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flasher<2>
  • Burleigh County
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,817 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<2>
    • Moffit [Burleigh County]
    • Apple Valley [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
      • Apple Valley [Burleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fort Rice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
    • Menoken [Burleigh County]
    • Bismarck [Burleigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bismarck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bismarck
      • Bismarck [Burleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 73,529 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bismarck<2>
    • McKenzie [Burleigh County]
    • Sterling [Burleigh County]
    • Driscoll [Burleigh County]
  • Emmons County
    • Hazelton [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelton
      • Hazelton [Emmons County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelton<2>
    • Braddock [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braddock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braddock
      • Braddock [Emmons County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braddock<2>
    • Linton [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linton
      • Linton [Emmons County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linton<2>
    • Strasburg [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Emmons County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<2>
  • Grant County
  • Kidder County
    • Steele [Kidder County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
      • Steele [Kidder County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<2>
  • Logan County
    • Napoleon [Logan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Logan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleon<2>
  • Sioux County
    • Cannon Ball [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Ball
      • Cannon Ball [Sioux County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Fort Rice
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Ball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Ball<2>
    • Solen [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solen
      • Solen [Sioux County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solen<2>
    • Fort Yates [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Yates
      • Fort Yates [Sioux County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Yates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Yates<2>
    • Porcupine [Sioux County]
    • Selfridge [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfridge
      • Selfridge [Sioux County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Rice
      • Estimated population in 2019: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selfridge<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Fort Rice ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Rice.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Fort Rice, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Fort Rice.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Fort Rice:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Fort Rice ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fort Rice.

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

  • Ft. Rice Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Rice Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Rice Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Rice Cemetery
  • Ft. Rice Military Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Rice Military Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Rice Military Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Rice Military Cemetery
  • Park Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Park Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Fort Rice.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Park Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Cemetery
  • Gimble Cemetery
    • Gimble Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Rice.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gimble Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gimble Cemetery
  • Cannon Ball Memorial Congregational Cemetery
  • St. James Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Catholic Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Fort Rice.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Catholic Cemetery
    • Stewartsdale and Westminister Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stewartsdale and Westminister Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stewartsdale and Westminister Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Fort Rice.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stewartsdale and Westminister Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartsdale and Westminister Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #102611<4>
    • Merkle Cemetery
      • Merkle Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Rice.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merkle Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merkle Cemetery
    • Big Lake Cemetery
    • St. Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Paul Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Fort Rice.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
    • Annunciation Monastery Cemetery
    • Red Cedar Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Cedar Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Red Cedar Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Rice.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Cedar Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cedar Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #102318<4>
    • Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baptist Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Fort Rice.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Catholic 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 in 1895, Fort Rice had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Fort Rice [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Rice
    • Fort Rice [Morton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fort Rice
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Rice had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Rice
  • Livona [Emmons County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livona
    • Livona [Emmons County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Rice
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Livona had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livona
  • Menoken [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menoken
    • Menoken [Burleigh County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fort Rice
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Menoken had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menoken
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menoken<2>
  • Bismarck [Burleigh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bismarck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bismarck
    • Bismarck [Burleigh County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Rice
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,186 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 73,529 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bismarck had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bismarck<2>
  • McKenzie [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKenzie
    • McKenzie [Burleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Fort Rice
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McKenzie had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKenzie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McKenzie<2>
  • Sterling [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
    • Sterling [Burleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Rice
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 196 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sterling had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterling<2>
  • Mandan [Morton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandan
    • Mandan [Morton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Rice
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,328 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,752 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mandan had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandan<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fort Rice ...

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

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 Fort Rice:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Dakota

About Morton County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Morton County: www.co.morton.nd.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Rice) 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 Fort Rice. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort Rice

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Rice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5271, Longitude: -100.5842    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Fort Rice, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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