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Welcome to Shell Creek ...

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

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


Shell Creek would have been located within present day McLean County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Shell Creek, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

A typical abbreviation for Shell Creek: Shell Crk. (or less commonly used: Shell Ck. or Shell Cr.)

We don't have a date for the establishment of Shell Creek. The community came to an end when it was inundated by Lake Sakakawea. More information can be found in the Details section on the Genealogy Helper Page for Shell Creek..

Time Zone: The area where Shell Creek was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Shell Creek (for example, toward Halliday), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Shell Creek would have been located in the (701) area code.

Communities Also Named Shell Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Shell Creek - they are located in Florida, Nebraska and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Shell Creek ...

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

  • New Town [Mountrail County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
    • New Town [Mountrail County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Shell Creek
    • 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>
  • Parshall [Mountrail County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parshall
    • Parshall [Mountrail County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Shell Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parshall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parshall<5>
  • Independance [Dunn County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independance
    • Independance [Dunn County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Shell Creek
    • 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>
  • Lucky Mound [McLean County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky Mound
    • Lucky Mound [McLean County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Shell Creek
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Van Hook [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Hook
      • Van Hook [Mountrail County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Shell Creek
      • 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
    • Sanish [Mountrail County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanish
      • Sanish [Mountrail County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Shell Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanish
    • Four Bears Village [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Bears Village
      • Four Bears Village [McKenzie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Shell Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Bears Village
    • Mandaree [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandaree
      • Mandaree [McKenzie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Shell Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandaree have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandaree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandaree<5>
    • Elbowoods [McLean County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elbowoods
      • Elbowoods [McLean County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Shell Creek
      • 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>
    • Twin Buttes [Dunn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Dunn County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the south of Shell Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Buttes

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 Shell Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shell Creek.

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

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About McLean County

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The official website for McLean County: www.visitmcleancounty.com/

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 Shell Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including McLean, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>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- Shell Creek) 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 Shell Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shell CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shell Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8201, Longitude: -102.3439    
<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 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.

 

 

 

 

 


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