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Welcome to Fort Yates ...

The city of Fort Yates is located in Sioux County<1> and is the County Seat for Sioux County.

The location of Fort Yates has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fort Yates: Ft. Yates

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Yates has a population of 204 people<3> (see below for details).

Fort Yates was established in 1903.

The community of Fort Yates is 1,630 feet [497 m] above sea level.<4>.

Fort Yates lies within the (701) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Yates had an population of 204 people. This is an increase of 10.87% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Yates had a population of 184 people. This makes Fort Yates the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Fort Yates represents 0.03% of the total population of North Dakota (which has 672,591 people), making it the state's 213rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 184 people, the population of Fort Yates decreased 19.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 228 people).

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

Communities near Fort Yates ...

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

  • Selfridge (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfridge
    • Selfridge lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Fort Yates and is located in Sioux County
    • 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<6>
  • Kenel (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenel
    • Kenel lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Yates and is located in Corson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 61 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenel
  • Cannon Ball (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
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    • Cannon Ball lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Fort Yates and is located in Sioux County
    • 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<6>
  • Westfield (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Fort Yates and is located in Emmons County
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  • McLaughlin (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
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    • McLaughlin lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Yates and is located in Corson County
    • 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<6>
  • Pollock (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast)
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    • Pollock lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Yates and is located in Campbell County
    • 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<6>
  • Linton (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linton
    • Linton lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Yates and is located in Emmons County
    • 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<6>
  • Solen (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solen
    • Solen lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Fort Yates and is located in Sioux County
    • 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<6>
  • Strasburg (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
    • Strasburg lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the east of Fort Yates and is located in Emmons County
    • 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<6>
  • Mahto (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)

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 Yates. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Yates.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Yates. 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 Yates.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Yates. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Yates.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Yates ...

Looking for more information about Fort Yates? 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 Yates, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Yates.

Adding Fort Yates to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Yates 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 Yates was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Fort Yates

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Sioux, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Yates.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Yates - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 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, 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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