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Our Genealogy Helper for Fort Yates ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Fort Yates (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 Yates. 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.

Name Variations for Fort Yates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Fort Yates: Ft. Yates

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 and doctors 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.

Fort Yates is located in Sioux County and is the County Seat.

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 Sioux County: Adams, Emmons, Grant, Morton & Corson (SD).

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

  • Sioux County     (The home county of Fort Yates)
    • Selfridge [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfridge
      • Selfridge [Sioux County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selfridge<3>
    • Cannon Ball [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Ball
      • Cannon Ball [Sioux County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fort Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Ball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Ball<3>
    • Solen [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solen
      • Solen [Sioux County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solen<3>
    • Porcupine [Sioux County]
  • Emmons County
    • Westfield [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Emmons County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Fort Yates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Strasburg [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Emmons County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<3>
    • Linton [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linton
      • Linton [Emmons County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 964 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linton<3>
    • Hague [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hague
      • Hague [Emmons County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hague<3>
    • Hazelton [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelton
      • Hazelton [Emmons County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelton<3>
  • Grant County
  • McIntosh County
    • Zeeland [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zeeland
      • Zeeland [McIntosh County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zeeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zeeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zeeland<3>
  • Morton County
    • Fort Rice [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Rice
      • Fort Rice [Morton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Fort Yates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Rice
    • Flasher [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flasher
      • Flasher [Morton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flasher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flasher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flasher<3>
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
  • Campbell County (SD)
    • Pollock [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Campbell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<3>
    • Herreid [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herreid
      • Herreid [Campbell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herreid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herreid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herreid<3>
    • Mound City [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Campbell County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<3>
  • Corson County (SD)
    • Kenel [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenel
      • Kenel [Corson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates
      • Estimated population in 2014: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenel
    • McLaughlin [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaughlin
      • McLaughlin [Corson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 642 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLaughlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaughlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McLaughlin<3>
    • Mahto [Corson County]
    • Jeffrey [Corson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffrey
      • Jeffrey [Corson County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Fort Yates
      • Estimated population in 2014: 535 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walker [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Corson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Little Eagle [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eagle
      • Little Eagle [Corson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Eagle<3>
    • Wakpala [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakpala
      • Wakpala [Corson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Fort Yates
      • Estimated population in 2014: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakpala
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakpala<3>
    • Bullhead [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullhead
      • Bullhead [Corson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Fort Yates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullhead<3>
    • McIntosh [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Corson County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<3>
  • Walworth County (SD)
    • Mobridge [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobridge
      • Mobridge [Walworth County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Fort Yates
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobridge<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Fort Yates ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Yates.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Fort Yates. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Fort Yates and those printed in the larger area surrounding Fort Yates.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 38 miles [61.2 km] of Fort Yates.

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 Yates:

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

Cemeteries Near Fort Yates ...

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

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

  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • Reed Cemetery
  • St. Luke Cemetery
  • St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lukes Cemetery
  • St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery
  • Gayton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gayton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gayton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gayton Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Fort Yates.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayton Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Dale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dale Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Cemetery
    • St. Philomena Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Philomena Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Philomena Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Philomena Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Fort Yates.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Philomena Cemetery
    • Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baptist Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Yates.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Cemetery
    • Big Lake Cemetery
    • Winchester Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winchester Cemetery
      • Winchester Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fort Yates.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester Cemetery
    • Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin
      • Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates.
      • Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin has also been known as:
      • Church of Assumption Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin
    • LaGrace Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the LaGrace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the LaGrace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • LaGrace Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaGrace Cemetery
    • Old Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Catholic Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Fort Yates.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Thomas Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Thomas 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 Fort Yates had a population of 77 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Fort Yates had a population of 198 people.

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

  • Fort Yates [Sioux County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Yates
    • Fort Yates [Sioux County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fort Yates
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Yates had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Yates
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Yates<3>
  • Westfield [Emmons County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield [Emmons County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Fort Yates
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Hull [Emmons County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
    • Hull [Emmons County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Fort Yates
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hull had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
  • Livona [Emmons County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livona
    • Livona [Emmons County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Fort Yates
    • 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livona

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

Mentions & References for Fort Yates

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Dakota

About Sioux County

About North Dakota

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Fort Yates) 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 Yates. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort YatesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Yates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0869, Longitude: -100.6301       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Yates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Fort Yates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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