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Our Genealogy Helper for Griffin ...

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 Griffin (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 Griffin. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Griffin is located in Bowman 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 Bowman County: Fallon (MT), Adams, Slope & Harding (SD).

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

  • Bowman County     (The home county of Griffin)
    • Rhame [Bowman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhame have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhame
      • Rhame [Bowman County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhame
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhame<3>
    • Bowman [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowman
      • Bowman [Bowman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowman<3>
    • Scranton [Bowman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scranton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
      • Scranton [Bowman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<3>
    • Gascoyne [Bowman County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gascoyne have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gascoyne
      • Gascoyne [Bowman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gascoyne
    • Haley [Bowman County]
  • Adams County
    • Reeder [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeder have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeder
      • Reeder [Adams County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reeder<3>
    • Bucyrus [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucyrus have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucyrus
      • Bucyrus [Adams County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucyrus
  • Hettinger County
    • New England [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
      • New England [Hettinger County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 600 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New England
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New England<3>
  • Slope County
    • Marmarth [Slope County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmarth have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmarth
      • Marmarth [Slope County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmarth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmarth<3>
    • Amidon [Slope County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amidon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amidon
      • Amidon [Slope County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amidon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amidon<3>
  • Fallon County (MT)
    • Baker [Fallon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
      • Baker [Fallon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Griffin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,893 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baker<3>
    • Willard [Fallon County]
  • Harding County (SD)
    • Ludlow [Harding County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Harding County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Griffin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ludlow<3>
    • Ralph [Harding County]

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

Newspapers Published in Griffin ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Griffin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Griffin, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Griffin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Griffin:

  • 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 Montana
    • Stories from North Dakota
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Griffin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Griffin.

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

  • Bowman Cemetery
  • St. Charles Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Charles Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Charles Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Griffin.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Charles Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Charles Cemetery
  • Tuttle Cemetery
  • St. Paul Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Paul Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Griffin.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
  • Grand River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grand River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grand River Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Griffin.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grand River Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand River Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverside Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Griffin.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Scranton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scranton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Scranton Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Griffin.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scranton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton Cemetery
    • Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lebanon Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Griffin.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon Cemetery
    • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
    • Pierce Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pierce Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pierce Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Griffin.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pierce Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce Cemetery
    • Cedar Lutheran Cemetery
    • Haley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Haley Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Griffin.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haley Cemetery
    • Carroll Twp. Cemetery
    • DeSart Cemetery
      • The DeSart Cemetery is located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of New England.
      • More accurately, DeSart Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Griffin.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the DeSart Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeSart Cemetery
    • Fertile Prairie Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fertile Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fertile Prairie Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Griffin.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fertile Prairie Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fertile Prairie Cemetery

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

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About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Griffin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Griffin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2158, Longitude: -103.5407       In this case, the coordinates for Griffin 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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