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Our Genealogy Helper for Johnson Ford ...

So far, we have found very little information about Johnson Ford. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Johnson Ford to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Johnson Ford, please Contact Us.


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 Johnson Ford (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 Johnson Ford. 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 Johnson Ford ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Johnson Ford: Johnson Frd.

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 southeast 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 south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Johnson Ford is historic, it would have been located within present day Grant 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 Grant County: Adams, Hettinger, Morton, Sioux & Stark.

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

  • Grant County     (The home county of Johnson Ford)
    • Elgin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<4>
    • Carson [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
      • Carson [Grant County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carson<4>
    • Leith [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leith
      • Leith [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leith
    • New Leipzig [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Leipzig
      • New Leipzig [Grant County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Leipzig have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Leipzig
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Leipzig<4>
    • Lark [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Johnson Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark
    • Raleigh [Grant County]
    • Saint Gertrude [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gertrude
      • Saint Gertrude [Grant County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Johnson Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Gertrude
    • Shields [Grant County]
  • Hettinger County
    • Mott [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mott
      • Mott [Hettinger County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mott have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mott<4>
    • Regent [Hettinger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regent
      • Regent [Hettinger County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regent
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Regent<4>
  • Morton County
    • Almont [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
      • Almont [Morton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<4>
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
      • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<4>
    • New Salem [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Morton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Salem<4>
    • Flasher [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flasher
      • Flasher [Morton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flasher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flasher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flasher<4>
    • Bluegrass [Morton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluegrass
      • Bluegrass [Morton County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Johnson Ford
    • Hebron [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Morton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 676 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<4>
    • Lyons [Morton County]
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
  • Sioux County
  • Stark County
    • Antelope [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Stark County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
    • Richardton [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardton
      • Richardton [Stark County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richardton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richardton<4>
    • Taylor [Stark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Stark County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson Ford
      • 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<4>
    • Lefor [Stark County]

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

Newspapers Published in Johnson Ford ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Johnson Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Johnson Ford, 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 Johnson Ford.

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 either 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 Johnson Ford:

  • 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 Johnson Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Johnson Ford.

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

  • Old St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old St. Joseph Cemetery
  • 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.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Johnson Ford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Koehier Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Koehier Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Koehier Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Koehier Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson Ford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Koehier Cemetery
  • Johannestal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johannestal Cemetery
    • Johannestal Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Johnson Ford.
    • Johannestal Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Johannesthal Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johannestal Cemetery
  • Emmans Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmans Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmans Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emmans Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Johnson Ford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmans Cemetery
  • Assembly of God Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bethesda United Methodist Cemetery
    • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • American Lutheran Cemetery
    • Prairie View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prairie View Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Johnson Ford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie View Cemetery
    • Peace Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Peace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Peace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Peace Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Johnson Ford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Cemetery
    • Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Philadelphia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Philadelphia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Philadelphia Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Johnson Ford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia Cemetery
    • Immanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Cemetery
      • Immanuel Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Johnson Ford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Johnson Ford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • 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.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Johnson Ford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns 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.

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

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

  • Almont [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
    • Almont [Morton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Johnson Ford
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Almont had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<4>
  • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Johnson Ford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 130 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glen Ullin had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<4>
  • Sims [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sims
    • Sims [Morton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Johnson Ford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sims had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sims have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims
  • New Salem [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
    • New Salem [Morton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Johnson Ford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 245 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Salem had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Salem<4>
  • Hebron [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron [Morton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson Ford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 676 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hebron had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<4>
  • Bluegrass [Morton County] - Historic
    • While Bluegrass was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluegrass
    • Bluegrass [Morton County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Johnson Ford
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bluegrass had railroad service and no post office
  • Judson [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judson
    • Judson [Morton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Johnson Ford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Judson had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judson
  • Antelope [Stark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
    • Antelope [Stark County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson Ford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Antelope had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Johnson Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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- Johnson Ford) 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 Johnson Ford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Johnson FordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnson Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5809, Longitude: -101.7540       In this case, the coordinates for Johnson Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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