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Our Genealogy Helper for Grand Rapids ...

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 Grand Rapids (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 Grand Rapids. 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 Grand Rapids ...

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 Grand Rapids.

  • Typical abbreviation for Grand Rapids: Grand Rpds.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Grand Rapids is located in LaMoure 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 LaMoure County: Barnes, Dickey, Logan, McIntosh, Ransom & Stutsman.

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

  • LaMoure County     (The home county of Grand Rapids)
    • LaMoure [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaMoure
      • LaMoure [LaMoure County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaMoure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaMoure<2>
    • Dickey [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
      • Dickey [LaMoure County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickey<2>
    • Berlin [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [LaMoure County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<2>
    • Saratoga Springs [LaMoure County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saratoga Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga Springs
      • Saratoga Springs [LaMoure County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
    • Marion [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [LaMoure County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<2>
    • Adrian [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
      • Adrian [LaMoure County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
    • Verona [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [LaMoure County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<2>
    • Edgeley [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgeley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgeley
      • Edgeley [LaMoure County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgeley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgeley<2>
    • Nortonville [LaMoure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nortonville
      • Nortonville [LaMoure County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nortonville
    • Jud [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jud have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jud
      • Jud [LaMoure County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jud<2>
    • Kulm [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kulm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kulm
      • Kulm [LaMoure County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kulm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kulm<2>
  • Barnes County
    • Litchville [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Litchville
      • Litchville [Barnes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 150 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Litchville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Litchville<2>
    • Kathryn [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kathryn
      • Kathryn [Barnes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kathryn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kathryn<2>
    • Nome [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nome
      • Nome [Barnes County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nome<2>
    • Eckelson [Barnes County]
    • Sanborn [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanborn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanborn
      • Sanborn [Barnes County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanborn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanborn<2>
    • Fingal [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fingal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fingal
      • Fingal [Barnes County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fingal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fingal<2>
    • Valley City [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Barnes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley City<2>
  • Dickey County
    • Glover [Dickey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover [Dickey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Fullerton [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullerton
      • Fullerton [Dickey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fullerton<2>
    • Monango [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monango have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monango
      • Monango [Dickey County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monango
    • Norway [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norway
      • Norway [Dickey County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
    • Merricourt [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merricourt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merricourt
      • Merricourt [Dickey County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merricourt
    • Oakes [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakes
      • Oakes [Dickey County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakes<2>
    • Guelph [Dickey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guelph
      • Guelph [Dickey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guelph
    • Ellendale [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale
      • Ellendale [Dickey County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,246 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellendale<2>
    • Ludden [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludden
      • Ludden [Dickey County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludden
    • Forbes [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forbes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forbes
      • Forbes [Dickey County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forbes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forbes<2>
  • Logan County
    • Fredonia [Logan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
      • Fredonia [Logan County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredonia<2>
    • Gackle [Logan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gackle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gackle
      • Gackle [Logan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gackle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gackle<2>
  • Ransom County
    • Fort Ransom [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ransom
      • Fort Ransom [Ransom County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ransom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Ransom<2>
    • Elliott [Ransom County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliott
      • Elliott [Ransom County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliott
    • Lisbon [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Ransom County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,051 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<2>
    • Enderlin [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enderlin
      • Enderlin [Ransom County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enderlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enderlin<2>
  • Sargent County
    • Cogswell [Sargent County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cogswell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cogswell
      • Cogswell [Sargent County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cogswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cogswell<2>
    • Gwinner [Sargent County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gwinner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwinner
      • Gwinner [Sargent County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwinner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gwinner<2>
  • Stutsman County
    • Montpelier [Stutsman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Stutsman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<2>
    • Millarton [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millarton
      • Millarton [Stutsman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millarton
    • Ypsilanti [Stutsman County]
    • Spiritwood [Stutsman County]
    • Jamestown [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Stutsman County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,084 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<2>
  • Brown County (SD)
    • Winship [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winship
      • Winship [Brown County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,862 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winship
    • Hecla [Brown County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hecla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hecla
      • Hecla [Brown County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • Estimated population in 2019: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hecla<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Grand Rapids ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Rapids.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Grand Rapids. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Grand Rapids and those printed in the larger area surrounding Grand Rapids.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Grand Rapids.

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 Grand Rapids:

  • 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 Grand Rapids ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grand Rapids.

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

  • Fairview Colony Cemetery
  • Rosehill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosehill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosehill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosehill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosehill Cemetery
  • Grace Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grace Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Grand Rapids.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grace Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Cemetery
  • Dickey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dickey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dickey Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dickey Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickey Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • St. Ansgar Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Griswold Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Griswold Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Griswold Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Griswold Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswold Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pilgrims Rest Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
    • Sjulli Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sjulli Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sjulli Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sjulli Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sjulli Cemetery
    • Finnish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Finnish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Finnish Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Finnish Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finnish Cemetery
    • St. Anns Cemetery
    • St. Raphael Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Raphael Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Raphael Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Raphael Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Raphael Cemetery
    • Bethlehem Cemetery
    • North Marion Reformed Church 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 Grand Rapids had a population of 150 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Grand Rapids [LaMoure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Rapids
    • Grand Rapids [LaMoure County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grand Rapids had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Rapids
  • LaMoure [LaMoure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaMoure
    • LaMoure [LaMoure County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 309 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, LaMoure had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaMoure
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaMoure<2>
  • Berlin [LaMoure County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [LaMoure County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 35 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Berlin had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<2>
  • Dickey [LaMoure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
    • Dickey [LaMoure County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dickey had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickey<2>
  • Medberry [LaMoure County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medberry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medberry
    • Medberry [LaMoure County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Grand Rapids
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Medberry had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medberry
  • Adrian [LaMoure County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
    • Adrian [LaMoure County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Adrian had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
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    • Verona [LaMoure County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [LaMoure County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Verona had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<2>
    • Glover [Dickey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover [Dickey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Rapids
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glover had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Fullerton [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullerton
      • Fullerton [Dickey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fullerton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fullerton<2>
    • Clement [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clement
      • Clement [Dickey County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Grand Rapids
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clement had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clement
    • Montpelier [Stutsman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Stutsman County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Rapids
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 84 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montpelier had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<2>
    • Monango [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monango have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monango
      • Monango [Dickey County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 304 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Monango had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monango
    • Boynton [Dickey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boynton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boynton
      • Boynton [Dickey County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Rapids
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boynton had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boynton
    • Fort Ransom [Ransom County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Ransom
      • Fort Ransom [Ransom County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Grand Rapids
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Ransom had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Ransom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Ransom<2>
    • Hastings [Barnes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hastings have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hastings
      • Hastings [Barnes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Rapids
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hastings had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hastings

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Grand Rapids ...

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

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 Grand Rapids:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About LaMoure County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Rapids. 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 '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- Grand Rapids) 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 Grand Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand Rapids

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Rapids. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4445, Longitude: -98.3713    
<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 Grand Rapids, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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