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Welcome to Rawson ...

The city of Rawson is located in McKenzie County<1>.

The location of Rawson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Rawson was established in 1913.

The community of Rawson is 2,260 feet [689 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Rawson is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Rawson (for example, toward Fairview (MT)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Rawson lies within the (701) area code.

Communities Also Named Rawson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Rawson - they are located in California, Connecticut, Idaho, New York (2), Ohio and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rawson ...

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

  • Watford City [McKenzie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watford City
    • Watford City [McKenzie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Rawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,835 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watford City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watford City<5>
  • Alexander [McKenzie County]
  • Arnegard [McKenzie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnegard
    • Arnegard [McKenzie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Rawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 175 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnegard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnegard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arnegard<5>
  • Schafer [McKenzie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schafer
    • Schafer [McKenzie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Rawson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schafer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schafer
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    • Cartwright [McKenzie County]
    • Lake Jessie [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Jessie
      • Lake Jessie [Williams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Rawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Jessie
    • Banks [McKenzie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [McKenzie County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the northeast of Rawson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harding [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harding
      • Harding [McKenzie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the west of Rawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harding
    • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Fairview [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Richland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the west of Rawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rawson ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About McKenzie County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including McKenzie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rawson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rawson) 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 Rawson. 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 Rawson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rawson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8200, Longitude: -103.5410       In this case, the coordinates for Rawson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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