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Our Genealogy Helper for Hillsboro ...

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 Hillsboro (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 Hillsboro. 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.

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 doctors 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.

Hillsboro is located in Traill County and is the County Seat.

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 Traill County: Norman (MN), Polk (MN), Cass, Grand Forks & Steele.

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

  • Traill County     (The home county of Hillsboro)
    • Alton [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
      • Alton [Traill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alton
    • Kelso [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
      • Kelso [Traill County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
    • Cummings [Traill County]
    • Blanchard [Traill County]
    • Caledonia [Traill County]
    • Buxton [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buxton
      • Buxton [Traill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buxton<3>
    • Mayville [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
      • Mayville [Traill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayville<3>
    • Portland [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Traill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<3>
    • Roseville [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Traill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Hillsboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Clifford [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifford
      • Clifford [Traill County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifford<3>
    • Reynolds [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reynolds
      • Reynolds [Traill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reynolds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reynolds
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reynolds<3>
    • Galesburg [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galesburg
      • Galesburg [Traill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galesburg<3>
    • Hatton [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Traill County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatton<3>
  • Barnes County
    • Pillsbury [Barnes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pillsbury
      • Pillsbury [Barnes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pillsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pillsbury
  • Cass County
    • Grandin [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandin
      • Grandin [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandin<3>
    • Hunter [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
      • Hunter [Cass County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<3>
    • Gardner [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardner
      • Gardner [Cass County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardner<3>
    • Arthur [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
      • Arthur [Cass County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arthur<3>
    • Argusville [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argusville
      • Argusville [Cass County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argusville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argusville
    • Erie [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
      • Erie [Cass County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hillsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erie<3>
    • Amenia [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amenia
      • Amenia [Cass County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amenia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amenia<3>
    • Nolan [Cass County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolan
      • Nolan [Cass County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hillsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Page [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Cass County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Page<3>
    • Harwood [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harwood
      • Harwood [Cass County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harwood<3>
    • Ayr [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ayr
      • Ayr [Cass County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ayr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ayr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ayr<3>
    • North River [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North River
      • North River [Cass County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North River
    • Absaraka [Cass County]
  • Grand Forks County
    • Holmes [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmes
      • Holmes [Grand Forks County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holmes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmes
    • Thompson [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
      • Thompson [Grand Forks County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,027 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson<3>
    • Northwood [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwood
      • Northwood [Grand Forks County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northwood<3>
    • Grand Forks [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Forks
      • Grand Forks [Grand Forks County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,950 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Forks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Forks<3>
    • Emerado [Grand Forks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerado
      • Emerado [Grand Forks County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emerado<3>
  • Steele County
    • Hope [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Steele County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<3>
    • Finley [Steele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finley
      • Finley [Steele County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 413 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Finley<3>
  • Clay County (MN)
    • Georgetown [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Clay County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Felton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Felton
      • Felton [Clay County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Felton<3>
    • Moorhead [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Clay County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,016 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorhead<3>
    • Dilworth [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilworth
      • Dilworth [Clay County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dilworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dilworth<3>
  • Norman County (MN)
    • Halstad [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halstad
      • Halstad [Norman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halstad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halstad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halstad<3>
    • Shelly [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelly
      • Shelly [Norman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelly
    • Hendrum [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendrum
      • Hendrum [Norman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendrum
    • Perley [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perley
      • Perley [Norman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perley
    • Ada [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ada
      • Ada [Norman County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ada<3>
    • Borup [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borup
      • Borup [Norman County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 103 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borup
    • Gary [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [Norman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 201 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary<3>
    • Twin Valley [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Valley
      • Twin Valley [Norman County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 750 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Valley
  • Polk County (MN)
    • Nielsville [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nielsville
      • Nielsville [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nielsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nielsville
    • Climax [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
      • Climax [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
    • Beltrami [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beltrami
      • Beltrami [Polk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beltrami have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beltrami
    • Fisher [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
      • Fisher [Polk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
    • Crookston [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crookston
      • Crookston [Polk County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,631 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crookston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crookston<3>
    • East Grand Forks [Polk County]
    • Fertile [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fertile
      • Fertile [Polk County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fertile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fertile<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Hillsboro ...

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 95 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hillsboro.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 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 Hillsboro:

  • 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 Minnesota
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Hillsboro ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hillsboro.

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

  • St. Rose Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Rose Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Rose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Rose Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
  • Elmwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elmwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood Cemetery
  • Lynn Elton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynn Elton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynn Elton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn Elton Cemetery
  • Immanuel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Cemetery
  • Arnegard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arnegard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arnegard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnegard Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Aal Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Bohnsack Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bohnsack Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bohnsack Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bohnsack Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bohnsack Cemetery
    • Cummings Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cummings Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cummings Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cummings Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hillsboro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cummings Cemetery
    • Carlson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carlson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carlson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Carlson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlson Cemetery
    • Grandin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grandin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grandin Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin Cemetery
    • South Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • South Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro.
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    • North Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • North Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro.
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    • Marsh River Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marsh River Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marsh River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Marsh River Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro.
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    • North Prairie Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • North Prairie Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro.
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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 Hillsboro had a population of 715 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Hillsboro had a population of 1,624 people.

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

  • Hillsboro [Traill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro [Traill County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hillsboro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 715 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillsboro had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
  • Alton [Traill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alton
    • Alton [Traill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kelso [Traill County]
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    • Kelso [Traill County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kelso had a post office and railroad service
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  • Cummings [Traill County]
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    • Cummings [Traill County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hillsboro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cummings had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cummings<3>
  • Blanchard [Traill County]
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    • Blanchard [Traill County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hillsboro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 109 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Blanchard had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard<3>
  • Caledonia [Traill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Traill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillsboro
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 267 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Murray [Traill County]
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      • Murray [Traill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Hillsboro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Murray had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenfield [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Traill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hillsboro
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenfield had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Grandin [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandin
      • Grandin [Cass County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Hillsboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 406 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grandin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandin<3>
    • Halstad [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halstad
      • Halstad [Norman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Halstad had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halstad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halstad<3>
    • Mayville [Traill County]
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      • Mayville [Traill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 657 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mayville had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayville<3>
    • Buxton [Traill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buxton
      • Buxton [Traill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Hillsboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 274 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buxton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buxton<3>
    • Nielsville [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nielsville
      • Nielsville [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nielsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nielsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hendrum [Norman County]
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      • Hendrum [Norman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hendrum had a post office and railroad service
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    • Portland [Traill County]
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      • Portland [Traill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillsboro
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 367 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 585 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Portland had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hillsboro ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Hillsboro:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Dakota

About Traill County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hillsboro. 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 '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- Hillsboro) 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 Hillsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HillsboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4028, Longitude: -97.0618       In this case, the coordinates for Hillsboro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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 Hillsboro, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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