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Our Genealogy Helper for Halliday ...

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 Halliday (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 Halliday. 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 Halliday ...

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.

Another variation: Haliday.

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 northeast 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 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.

Halliday is located in Dunn 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 Dunn County: Billings, McKenzie, McLean, Mercer, Mountrail & Stark.

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

  • Dunn County     (The home county of Halliday)
    • Dodge [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
      • Dodge [Dunn County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<2>
    • Twin Buttes [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Dunn County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Halliday
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
    • Dunn Center [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn Center
      • Dunn Center [Dunn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunn Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn Center<2>
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • Killdeer [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killdeer
      • Killdeer [Dunn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killdeer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killdeer<2>
    • Manning [Dunn County]
    • Independance [Dunn County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independance
      • Independance [Dunn County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Halliday
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Independance. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • McKenzie County
    • Mandaree [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandaree
      • Mandaree [McKenzie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Halliday
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandaree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandaree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandaree<2>
  • McLean County
    • Elbowoods [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbowoods
      • Elbowoods [McLean County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Halliday
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Elbowoods. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Nishu [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nishu
      • Nishu [McLean County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Halliday
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Nishu. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Lucky Mound [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Mound
      • Lucky Mound [McLean County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Halliday
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lucky Mound. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Roseglen [McLean County]
  • Mercer County
    • Golden Valley [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
      • Golden Valley [Mercer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden Valley<2>
    • Red Butte [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Mercer County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Halliday
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Red Butte. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Zap [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zap
      • Zap [Mercer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<2>
    • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Halliday
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Beaver Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Beulah [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Mercer County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<2>
    • Hazen [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
      • Hazen [Mercer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazen<2>
  • Morton County
    • Hebron [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Morton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 676 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<2>
  • Stark County
    • Taylor [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Stark County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
    • Richardton [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardton
      • Richardton [Stark County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richardton<2>
    • Gladstone [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladstone
      • Gladstone [Stark County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gladstone<2>
    • Dickinson [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickinson
      • Dickinson [Stark County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Halliday
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,527 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickinson<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Halliday ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Halliday.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Halliday. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Halliday and those printed in the larger area surrounding Halliday.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Halliday.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Halliday:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Halliday ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Halliday.

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

  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
    • The St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Dodge.To be more accurate, St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Halliday.
    • St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #102519<5>
  • Loring Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Loring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Loring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Loring Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Halliday.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loring Cemetery
  • Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery
  • Defiance Cemetery
  • Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Creek Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Halliday.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Broncho Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Broncho Cemetery
      • Broncho Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Halliday.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broncho Cemetery
    • Hope Congregational Cemetery
    • St. James Cemetery
    • St. James Cemetery
    • Chase Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chase Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chase Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chase Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Halliday.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase Cemetery
    • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Halliday.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
    • Dunn Center Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunn Center Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunn Center Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dunn Center Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Halliday.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Center Cemetery
    • Golgotha Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Golgotha Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Golgotha Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Golgotha Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Halliday.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golgotha Cemetery
    • Holen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holen Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Halliday.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holen 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.<6>

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

  • Oakdale [Dunn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
    • Oakdale [Dunn County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Halliday
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Oakdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Halliday ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1937)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for North Dakota (1949)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Halliday in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Halliday for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Dunn County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Halliday. 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- Halliday) 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 Halliday. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HallidayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halliday. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3534, Longitude: -102.3362    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Halliday, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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