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Sterling, North Dakota

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Welcome to Sterling ...

Sterling is located in Burleigh County<1>.

When the people of Sterling refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sterlingite<2>

Sterling is 1,820 feet [555 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sterling is within the (701) area code.

The ZIP code for Sterling: 58572<4>

Communities Also Named Sterling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Sterling - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sterling ...

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

  • Lincoln [Burleigh County]
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    • Lincoln [Burleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,873 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<7>
  • Steele [Kidder County]
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    • Steele [Kidder County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<7>
  • Braddock [Emmons County]
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    • Braddock [Emmons County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Sterling
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braddock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braddock<7>
  • McKenzie [Burleigh County]
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    • Driscoll [Burleigh County]
    • Moffit [Burleigh County]
    • Menoken [Burleigh County]
    • Apple Valley [Burleigh County]
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      • Apple Valley [Burleigh County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Sterling
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
    • Huff [Morton County]
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      • Huff [Morton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Sterling
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    • Arena [Burleigh County]
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      • Arena [Burleigh County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Sterling
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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 Sterling. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sterling.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sterling. 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 Sterling.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sterling ...

Looking for more information about Sterling? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sterling, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sterling.

Adding Sterling to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sterling in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sterling was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sterling on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sterling on our Genealogy Page.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Dakota's counties, including Burleigh, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sterling refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sterling may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sterling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Sterling). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sterling or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sterling) 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 Sterling. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SterlingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8144, Longitude: -100.2918    
<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.
<7>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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