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Our Genealogy Helper for Red Butte ...

So far, we have found very little information about Red Butte. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Red Butte to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Red Butte, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Red Butte (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 Red Butte. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Red Butte is historic, it would have been located within present day Mercer 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 Mercer County: Dunn, McLean, Morton, Oliver & Stark.

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

  • Mercer County     (The home county of Red Butte)
    • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Mercer County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Beaver Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Golden Valley [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
      • Golden Valley [Mercer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden Valley<5>
    • Zap [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zap
      • Zap [Mercer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zap<5>
    • Beulah [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Mercer County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<5>
    • Krem [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krem
      • Krem [Mercer County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Krem. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Hazen [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
      • Hazen [Mercer County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazen<5>
    • Pick City [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pick City
      • Pick City [Mercer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pick City
    • Stanton [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
      • Stanton [Mercer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 340 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanton<5>
  • Dunn County
    • Twin Buttes [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Dunn County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Red Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes
    • Independance [Dunn County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independance
      • Independance [Dunn County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Independance. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Dodge [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
      • Dodge [Dunn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<5>
    • Halliday [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halliday
      • Halliday [Dunn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halliday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Halliday<5>
    • Dunn Center [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn Center
      • Dunn Center [Dunn County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunn Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunn Center<5>
    • Marshall [Dunn County]
    • Killdeer [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killdeer
      • Killdeer [Dunn County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the west of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killdeer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killdeer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killdeer<5>
    • Manning [Dunn County]
  • McKenzie County
    • Mandaree [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandaree
      • Mandaree [McKenzie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandaree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandaree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandaree<5>
  • McLean County
    • Elbowoods [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbowoods
      • Elbowoods [McLean County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Elbowoods. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Nishu [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nishu
      • Nishu [McLean County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Nishu. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • White Shield [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Shield
      • White Shield [McLean County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Red Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Shield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Shield
    • Lucky Mound [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Mound
      • Lucky Mound [McLean County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lucky Mound. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Roseglen [McLean County]
    • Charging Eagle [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charging Eagle
      • Charging Eagle [McLean County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Charging Eagle. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Shell Creek [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
      • Shell Creek [McLean County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Shell Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Garrison [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garrison
      • Garrison [McLean County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garrison have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison<5>
    • Riverdale [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverdale
      • Riverdale [McLean County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverdale<5>
    • Coleharbor [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleharbor
      • Coleharbor [McLean County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the east of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleharbor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coleharbor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coleharbor<5>
  • Mountrail County
    • Parshall [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parshall
      • Parshall [Mountrail County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parshall<5>
    • Van Hook [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Hook
      • Van Hook [Mountrail County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Butte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Van Hook. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Hook
    • Plaza [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaza
      • Plaza [Mountrail County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plaza
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaza<5>
    • New Town [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Mountrail County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Town<5>
  • Ward County
    • Makoti [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Makoti
      • Makoti [Ward County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Makoti
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Makoti<5>
    • Ryder [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryder
      • Ryder [Ward County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ryder<5>
    • Douglas [Ward County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Ward County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Red Butte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<5>

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

Newspapers Published in Red Butte ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Butte.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Butte, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Butte.

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 Red Butte:

  • 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 Red Butte ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Butte.

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

  • Red Butte Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Butte Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Butte Cemetery
  • Holen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holen Cemetery
  • Chase Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chase Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chase Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase Cemetery
  • Medicine Stone Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Medicine Stone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Medicine Stone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Stone Cemetery
  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Red Butte.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
  • Nayzatch Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Crowsheart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crowsheart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crowsheart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crowsheart Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Red Butte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowsheart Cemetery
    • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Red Butte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
    • Defiance Cemetery
    • St. Johannes Cemetery
    • St. Matthseus / Neusatz Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Matthseus / Neusatz Cemetery
      • St. Matthseus / Neusatz Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Butte.
      • St. Matthseus / Neusatz Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Neusatz Cemetery
      • St. Matthseus Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Matthseus / Neusatz Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #102209<6>
    • St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Andrews Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Andrews Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Andrews Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Red Butte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Andrews Cemetery
    • Indian Scout Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Scout Cemetery
      • Indian Scout Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Red Butte.
      • Indian Scout Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Congregational Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Scout Cemetery
    • St. James Cemetery
    • St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
      • The St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Dodge.To be more precise, St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Red Butte.
      • St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Pauls Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #102519<6>

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.

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

  • Krem [Mercer County] - Historic
    • While Krem was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krem
    • Krem [Mercer County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Red Butte
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Krem had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Krem. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Red Butte, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Red Butte) 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 Red Butte. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red ButteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5390, Longitude: -102.0847    
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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