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Welcome to Kelso ...

Kelso is located in Traill County<1>.

Kelso is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Kelso lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kelso is within the boundaries of the (701) area code.

Communities Also Named Kelso ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Kelso - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Idaho (2), Indiana (2), Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon, Saskatchewan, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kelso.

Communities near Kelso ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kelso.

  • Mayville [Traill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
    • Mayville [Traill County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northwest of Kelso
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayville<4>
  • Hillsboro [Traill County]
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    • Hillsboro [Traill County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Kelso
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,624 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<4>
  • Halstad [Norman County]
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    • Halstad [Norman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the east of Kelso
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halstad have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halstad
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halstad<4>
  • Argusville [Cass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argusville
    • Argusville [Cass County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Kelso
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argusville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argusville
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    • Arthur [Cass County]
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      • Arthur [Cass County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Kelso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 334 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arthur<4>
    • Buxton [Traill County]
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      • Buxton [Traill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Kelso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buxton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buxton<4>
    • Hendrum [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendrum
      • Hendrum [Norman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the east of Kelso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendrum
    • Hunter [Cass County]
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      • Hunter [Cass County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Kelso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hunter<4>
    • Shelly [Norman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelly
      • Shelly [Norman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Kelso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelly have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelly
    • Grandin [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandin
      • Grandin [Cass County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Kelso
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandin<4>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kelso. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kelso.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kelso. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kelso.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kelso. See our Newspapers Page for Kelso.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kelso ...

Looking for more information about Kelso? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Kelso, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Kelso.

Adding Kelso to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kelso in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kelso was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kelso on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kelso on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Traill, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kelso - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Kelso) 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 Kelso. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KelsoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kelso. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3228, Longitude: -97.0296    
<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 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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