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Our Genealogy Helper for McGregor ...

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 McGregor (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 McGregor. 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.

McGregor is located in Williams 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 Williams County: Roosevelt (MT), Sheridan (MT), Burke, Divide, McKenzie & Mountrail.

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

  • Williams County     (The home county of McGregor)
    • Hamlet [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamlet
      • Hamlet [Williams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of McGregor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlet
    • Wildrose [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildrose
      • Wildrose [Williams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildrose<2>
    • Tioga [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tioga
      • Tioga [Williams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tioga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tioga<2>
    • Corinth [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Williams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of McGregor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
    • Ray [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
      • Ray [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray<2>
    • Alamo [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Williams County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<2>
    • Wheelock [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
      • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of McGregor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
    • Epping [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epping
      • Epping [Williams County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epping have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epping
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epping<2>
    • Appam [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Appam
      • Appam [Williams County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of McGregor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appam
    • Springbrook [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springbrook
      • Springbrook [Williams County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Zahl [Williams County]
    • Hanks [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
      • Hanks [Williams County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of McGregor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
  • Burke County
    • Battleview [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battleview
      • Battleview [Burke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of McGregor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battleview
    • Powers Lake [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers Lake
      • Powers Lake [Burke County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powers Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powers Lake<2>
    • Larson [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larson
      • Larson [Burke County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of McGregor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larson
    • Columbus [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Burke County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Lignite [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lignite
      • Lignite [Burke County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lignite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lignite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lignite<2>
    • Rival [Burke County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rival
      • Rival [Burke County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of McGregor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rival have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Flaxton [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flaxton
      • Flaxton [Burke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flaxton<2>
    • Portal [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portal
      • Portal [Burke County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portal<2>
    • Bowbells [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowbells
      • Bowbells [Burke County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowbells have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowbells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowbells<2>
  • Divide County
    • Noonan [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noonan
      • Noonan [Divide County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noonan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noonan<2>
    • Crosby [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Divide County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,293 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<2>
    • Ambrose [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambrose
      • Ambrose [Divide County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ambrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ambrose<2>
  • Mountrail County
    • White Earth [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Earth
      • White Earth [Mountrail County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Earth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Earth<2>
    • Ross [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
      • Ross [Mountrail County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ross<2>
    • Stanley [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Mountrail County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,708 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<2>
    • Palermo [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palermo
      • Palermo [Mountrail County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palermo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palermo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palermo<2>
  • Ward County
    • Kenmare [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenmare
      • Kenmare [Ward County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of McGregor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenmare have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmare<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of McGregor ...

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 McGregor.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of McGregor. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of McGregor and those printed in the larger area surrounding McGregor.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of McGregor.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 McGregor:

  • 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 Saskatchewan

Cemeteries Near McGregor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McGregor.

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

  • Sharon Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
  • Zion Cemetery
  • Grong Cemetery
  • Lindahl Lutheran Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of McGregor.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Old Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Bethel Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McGregor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Bethel Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trinity Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of McGregor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery
    • St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Olaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Olaf Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of McGregor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Olaf Cemetery
    • Beauty Valley Cemetery
    • Stordahl Cemetery
    • St. Paul Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Bakken Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bakken Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bakken Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bakken Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of McGregor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakken 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 McGregor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McGregor.

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

  • White Earth [Mountrail County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Earth
    • White Earth [Mountrail County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of McGregor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, White Earth had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Earth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Earth<2>
  • Ray [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray
    • Ray [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of McGregor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 943 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ray had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray<2>
  • Manitou [Mountrail County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manitou
    • Manitou [Mountrail County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of McGregor
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Manitou had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manitou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manitou
  • Wheelock [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelock
    • Wheelock [Williams County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of McGregor
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wheelock had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheelock
  • Ross [Mountrail County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
    • Ross [Mountrail County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of McGregor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ross had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ross<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Dakota

About Williams County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McGregor. 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 from Point A (ie- McGregor) 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 McGregor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McGregorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGregor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5956, Longitude: -102.9284    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 McGregor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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