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Our Genealogy Helper for Raleigh ...

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 Raleigh (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 Raleigh. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Raleigh is located in 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 Raleigh. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Raleigh:

  • Grant County     (The home county of Raleigh)
    • Saint Gertrude [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gertrude
      • Saint Gertrude [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Gertrude
    • Lark [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lark
      • Lark [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lark
    • Shields [Grant County]
    • Carson [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson
      • Carson [Grant County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carson<3>
    • Leith [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leith
      • Leith [Grant County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leith have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leith
    • Elgin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Grant County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 583 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elgin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elgin<3>
    • Johnson Ford [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson Ford
      • Johnson Ford [Grant County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • New Leipzig [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Leipzig
      • New Leipzig [Grant County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Leipzig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Leipzig
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Leipzig<3>
  • Burleigh County
    • Bismarck [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bismarck
      • Bismarck [Burleigh County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,018 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bismarck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bismarck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bismarck<3>
    • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • 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>
  • Morton County
    • Flasher [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flasher
      • Flasher [Morton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flasher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flasher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flasher<3>
    • Saint Anthony [Morton County]
    • Almont [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
      • Almont [Morton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almont<3>
    • Lyons [Morton County]
    • New Salem [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Salem
      • New Salem [Morton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Salem<3>
    • Mandan [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandan
      • Mandan [Morton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandan<3>
    • Glen Ullin [Morton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Ullin
      • Glen Ullin [Morton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 710 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Ullin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Ullin<3>
  • Sioux County
    • Porcupine [Sioux County]
    • Solen [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solen
      • Solen [Sioux County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
      • 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>
    • Cannon Ball [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Ball
      • Cannon Ball [Sioux County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh
      • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh
      • 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>
  • Corson County (SD)
    • McIntosh [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Corson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<3>
    • Watauga [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watauga
      • Watauga [Corson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • Estimated population in 2014: 30 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watauga<3>
    • Walker [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Corson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Morristown [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morristown
      • Morristown [Corson County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morristown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morristown<3>
    • Keldron [Corson County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Raleigh ...

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 66 newspapers that have been published in the area around Raleigh.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Raleigh:

  • 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 Raleigh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Raleigh.

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

  • St. Gertrudes Catholic Cemetery
  • St. Lawrence Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lawrence Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lawrence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Lawrence Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lawrence Cemetery
  • Bethesda Cemetery
  • Old Fellow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Fellow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Fellow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Fellow Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fellow Cemetery
  • Hillside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillside Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
  • Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Wieew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Wieew Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Raleigh.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Wieew Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Vincent Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Vincent Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Vincent Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Vincent Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Vincent Cemetery
    • Community Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Community Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Community Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Community Cemetery
    • St. Gabriel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Gabriel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Gabriel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Gabriel Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Gabriel Cemetery
    • Otter Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Otter Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Otter Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Otter Creek Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otter Creek Cemetery
    • Congregational Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Congregational Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Congregational Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Congregational Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congregational Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • St. George Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. George Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. George Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. George Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. George Cemetery
    • St. Peter & Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peter & Paul Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peter & Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peter & Paul Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peter & Paul 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Emmans Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Raleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmans 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 Raleigh in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Raleigh.

  • Almont [Morton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almont
    • Almont [Morton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Raleigh
    • 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<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Raleigh. 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- Raleigh) 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 Raleigh. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RaleighOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Raleigh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.3568, Longitude: -101.3060    
<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 Raleigh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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