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Our Genealogy Helper for Linton ...

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 Linton (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 Linton. 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 hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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

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

Linton is located in Emmons 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 Emmons County: Burleigh, Kidder, Logan, McIntosh, Morton, Sioux & Campbell (SD).

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

  • Emmons County     (The home county of Linton)
    • Strasburg [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Emmons County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 355 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<3>
    • Hazelton [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelton
      • Hazelton [Emmons County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelton<3>
    • Westfield [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Emmons County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Linton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Hague [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hague
      • Hague [Emmons County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hague<3>
    • Braddock [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braddock
      • Braddock [Emmons County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braddock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braddock<3>
  • Burleigh County
    • Moffit [Burleigh County]
    • Sterling [Burleigh County]
    • McKenzie [Burleigh County]
    • Driscoll [Burleigh County]
    • Menoken [Burleigh County]
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<3>
  • Logan County
    • Napoleon [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Logan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 760 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleon<3>
  • McIntosh County
    • Zeeland [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zeeland
      • Zeeland [McIntosh County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zeeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zeeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zeeland<3>
    • Wishek [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wishek
      • Wishek [McIntosh County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wishek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wishek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wishek<3>
    • Venturia [McIntosh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Venturia
      • Venturia [McIntosh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Venturia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venturia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Venturia<3>
  • Morton County
    • Fort Rice [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Rice
      • Fort Rice [Morton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Linton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Rice
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
  • Sioux County
    • Cannon Ball [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Ball
      • Cannon Ball [Sioux County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Linton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Ball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Ball<3>
    • Fort Yates [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Yates
      • Fort Yates [Sioux County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Yates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Yates<3>
    • Solen [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solen
      • Solen [Sioux County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solen<3>
    • Selfridge [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfridge
      • Selfridge [Sioux County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selfridge<3>
  • Campbell County (SD)
    • Pollock [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Campbell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<3>
    • Herreid [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herreid
      • Herreid [Campbell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herreid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herreid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herreid<3>
    • Artas [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artas
      • Artas [Campbell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artas
    • Mound City [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Campbell County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Linton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound City<3>
  • Corson County (SD)
    • Kenel [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenel
      • Kenel [Corson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Linton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenel
  • McPherson County (SD)
    • Madra [McPherson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madra
      • Madra [McPherson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Linton
      • Estimated population in 2014: 7,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madra

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Linton ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Linton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 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 Linton:

  • 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
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Linton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Linton.

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

  • St. Anthonys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthonys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthonys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthonys Cemetery
  • Peace Lutheran Cemetery
  • Temvik Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Temvik Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Temvik Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Temvik Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Linton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Temvik Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Linton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Omio Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Omio Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Omio Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Omio Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Linton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omio Cemetery
  • Bethlehem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethlehem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethlehem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethlehem Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Linton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sand Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sand Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sand Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sand Creek Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Linton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Creek Cemetery
    • Winchester Cemetery
    • Reform Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reform Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reform Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reform Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Linton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reform Cemetery
    • Merkle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Merkle Cemetery
      • Merkle Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Linton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merkle Cemetery
    • Martins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Martins Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Linton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Cemetery
    • Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Baptist Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Linton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist Cemetery
    • St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Paul Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Linton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Linton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph 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.<5>

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

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

  • Westfield [Emmons County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield [Emmons County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Linton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
  • Hull [Emmons County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
    • Hull [Emmons County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Linton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hull had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
  • Livona [Emmons County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livona
    • Livona [Emmons County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Linton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Livona had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livona
  • Fort Yates [Sioux County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Yates
    • Fort Yates [Sioux County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Linton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Yates had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Yates
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Yates<3>
  • Fort Rice [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Rice
    • Fort Rice [Morton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Linton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fort Rice had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Rice
  • Napoleon [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
    • Napoleon [Logan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Linton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 760 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Napoleon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleon<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Linton ...

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

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 Linton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Linton for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Emmons County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Linton. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Linton) 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 Linton. 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 LintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Linton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2683, Longitude: -100.2334       In this case, the coordinates for Linton 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 Linton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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