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Our Genealogy Helper for Martin ...

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 Martin (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 Martin. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 northwest 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 north.

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

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

Martin is located in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County: Burleigh, Kidder, McHenry, McLean, Pierce & Wells.

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

  • Sheridan County     (The home county of Martin)
    • Goodrich [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodrich
      • Goodrich [Sheridan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodrich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodrich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodrich<3>
    • Denhoff [Sheridan County]
    • McClusky [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClusky
      • McClusky [Sheridan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClusky have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClusky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McClusky<3>
  • Benson County
    • Esmond [Benson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esmond
      • Esmond [Benson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 97 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Esmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Esmond<3>
    • Isabel [Benson County]
    • Maddock [Benson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maddock
      • Maddock [Benson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maddock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maddock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maddock<3>
    • Knox [Benson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knox
      • Knox [Benson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knox<3>
  • McHenry County
    • Anamoose [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anamoose
      • Anamoose [McHenry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anamoose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anamoose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anamoose<3>
    • Drake [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drake
      • Drake [McHenry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drake<3>
    • Funston [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Funston
      • Funston [McHenry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
    • Guthrie [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guthrie
      • Guthrie [McHenry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Kief [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kief
      • Kief [McHenry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kief
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kief<3>
    • Balfour [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balfour
      • Balfour [McHenry County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balfour
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balfour<3>
    • Karlsruhe [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Karlsruhe
      • Karlsruhe [McHenry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Karlsruhe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Karlsruhe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Karlsruhe<3>
    • Bergen [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergen
      • Bergen [McHenry County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergen
    • Voltaire [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Voltaire
      • Voltaire [McHenry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Voltaire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Voltaire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Voltaire<3>
    • Towner [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towner
      • Towner [McHenry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towner<3>
  • McLean County
    • Butte [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte
      • Butte [McLean County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
    • Mercer [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercer
      • Mercer [McLean County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercer<3>
    • Ruso [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruso
      • Ruso [McLean County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruso<3>
  • Pierce County
    • Selz [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selz
      • Selz [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Martin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selz
    • Orrin [Pierce County]
    • Balta [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balta
      • Balta [Pierce County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balta<3>
    • Rugby [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rugby
      • Rugby [Pierce County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,590 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rugby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rugby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rugby<3>
  • Wells County
    • Harvey [Wells County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Wells County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvey<3>
    • Fessenden [Wells County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fessenden
      • Fessenden [Wells County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fessenden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fessenden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fessenden<3>
    • Hurdsfield [Wells County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdsfield
      • Hurdsfield [Wells County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdsfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdsfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurdsfield<3>
    • Hamberg [Wells County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamberg
      • Hamberg [Wells County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamberg<3>
    • Chaseley [Wells County]
    • Bowdon [Wells County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowdon
      • Bowdon [Wells County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 120 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowdon<3>
    • Bremen [Wells County]
    • Cathay [Wells County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cathay
      • Cathay [Wells County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Martin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 39 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cathay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cathay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cathay<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Martin ...

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 59 newspapers that have been published in the area around Martin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Martin, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Martin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Martin:

  • 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 Martin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Martin.

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

  • Reform Cemetery
  • Berlin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Berlin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Berlin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Berlin Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin Cemetery
  • Sunnyside Cemetery
  • St. Francis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Francis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Francis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Francis Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Francis Cemetery
  • Cooke Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooke Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cooke Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke Cemetery
  • Cheyenne River Seventh-day Adventist Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anthony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anthony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Anthony Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anthony Cemetery
    • Strasburg Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strasburg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strasburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Strasburg Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg Cemetery
    • St. Martins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Martins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Martins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Martins Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Martins Cemetery
    • Sons of Herman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sons of Herman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sons of Herman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sons of Herman Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sons of Herman Cemetery
    • St. Emanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Emanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Emanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Emanuel Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Emanuel Cemetery
    • Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
    • Zion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Zion Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Cemetery
    • St. Boniface Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Boniface Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Boniface Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Boniface Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Boniface Cemetery
    • Rosenfield Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosenfield Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosenfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rosenfield Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosenfield Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Dakota

About Sheridan County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Martin) 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 Martin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Martin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8267, Longitude: -100.1146       In this case, the coordinates for Martin 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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