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Our Genealogy Helper for Grano ...

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 Grano (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 Grano. 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.

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

Grano is located in Renville 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 Renville County: Bottineau, Burke, McHenry & Ward.

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

  • Renville County     (The home county of Grano)
    • Mohall [Renville County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohall have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohall
      • Mohall [Renville County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mohall<3>
    • Tolley [Renville County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolley
      • Tolley [Renville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolley<3>
    • Loraine [Renville County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loraine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loraine
      • Loraine [Renville County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loraine
    • Glenburn [Renville County]
    • Norma [Renville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norma
      • Norma [Renville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Grano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norma
    • Sherwood [Renville County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherwood
      • Sherwood [Renville County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherwood<3>
  • Bottineau County
    • Lansford [Bottineau County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lansford
      • Lansford [Bottineau County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansford<3>
    • Maxbass [Bottineau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxbass
      • Maxbass [Bottineau County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 79 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxbass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxbass<3>
    • Antler [Bottineau County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antler have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antler
      • Antler [Bottineau County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antler<3>
    • Newburg [Bottineau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Bottineau County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<3>
    • Russell [Bottineau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russell
      • Russell [Bottineau County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Grano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell
    • Westhope [Bottineau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westhope
      • Westhope [Bottineau County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westhope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westhope<3>
    • Landa [Bottineau County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landa have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landa
      • Landa [Bottineau County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landa
    • Kramer [Bottineau County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kramer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kramer
      • Kramer [Bottineau County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kramer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kramer<3>
  • Burke County
    • Bowbells [Burke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowbells have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowbells
      • Bowbells [Burke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowbells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowbells<3>
  • McHenry County
    • Deering [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deering have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deering
      • Deering [McHenry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deering
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deering<3>
    • Upham [McHenry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upham
      • Upham [McHenry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upham<3>
  • Mountrail County
    • Coulee [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coulee
      • Coulee [Mountrail County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Grano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee
    • Blaisdell [Mountrail County]
    • Palermo [Mountrail County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palermo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palermo
      • Palermo [Mountrail County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palermo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palermo<3>
  • Ward County
    • Carpio [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpio
      • Carpio [Ward County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carpio<3>
    • Donnybrook [Ward County]
    • Foxholm [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxholm
      • Foxholm [Ward County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Grano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxholm
    • Berthold [Ward County]
    • Ruthville [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville [Ward County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Grano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
    • Kenmare [Ward County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenmare have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenmare
      • Kenmare [Ward County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,021 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmare<3>
    • Lonetree [Ward County]
    • Burlington [Ward County]
    • Des Lacs [Ward County]
    • Minot [Ward County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minot have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minot
      • Minot [Ward County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minot
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minot<3>
    • Niobe [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niobe
      • Niobe [Ward County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Grano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niobe
    • Surrey [Ward County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surrey have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surrey
      • Surrey [Ward County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Grano
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,393 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surrey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surrey<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Grano ...

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 Grano.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 Grano:

  • 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 Saskatchewan

Cemeteries Near Grano ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grano.

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

  • Grano Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grano Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grano Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grano Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Grano.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • St. Henrys Cemetery
  • Lansford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lansford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lansford Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Grano.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lansford Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansford Cemetery
  • Nazareth Lutheran Cemetery
  • Shook Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Mohall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mohall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mohall Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mohall Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohall Cemetery
    • Brotherhood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brotherhood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brotherhood Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brotherhood Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brotherhood Cemetery
    • Greenbush Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenbush Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenbush Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenbush Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenbush Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trinity Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Valla Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valla Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Valla Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valla Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valla Cemetery
    • Holbrook Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holbrook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holbrook Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holbrook Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Johnson Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Grano.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson 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>

While we didn't find Grano in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Grano.

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

  • Berthold [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berthold
    • Berthold [Ward County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Grano
    • Estimated population in 2019: 481 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Berthold had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berthold
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berthold<3>
  • Des Lacs [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Lacs
    • Des Lacs [Ward County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Grano
    • Estimated population in 2019: 201 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Des Lacs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Lacs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Lacs<3>
  • Burlington [Ward County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington [Ward County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Grano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,201 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Burlington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>
  • Minot [Ward County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minot have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minot
    • Minot [Ward County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Grano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 575 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 47,382 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Minot had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minot
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minot<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Renville County: www.renvillecounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grano) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grano. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grano

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.6170, Longitude: -101.5868       In this case, the coordinates for Grano have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Grano, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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