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Our Genealogy Helper for Tappen ...

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 Tappen (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 Tappen. 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.

Tappen is located in Kidder 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 Kidder County: Burleigh, Logan, Sheridan, Stutsman & Wells.

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

  • Kidder County     (The home county of Tappen)
    • Crystal Springs [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Kidder County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
    • Dawson [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawson
      • Dawson [Kidder County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawson<3>
    • Steele [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
      • Steele [Kidder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<3>
    • Pettibone [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettibone
      • Pettibone [Kidder County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettibone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pettibone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pettibone<3>
    • Lake Williams [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Williams
      • Lake Williams [Kidder County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Tappen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Williams
    • Robinson [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson
      • Robinson [Kidder County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robinson<3>
    • Tuttle [Kidder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuttle
      • Tuttle [Kidder County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuttle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuttle<3>
  • Burleigh County
    • Driscoll [Burleigh County]
    • Arena [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arena
      • Arena [Burleigh County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Tappen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arena
    • Sterling [Burleigh County]
    • Moffit [Burleigh County]
    • Wing [Burleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wing
      • Wing [Burleigh County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wing<3>
    • McKenzie [Burleigh County]
  • Emmons County
    • Braddock [Emmons County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braddock
      • Braddock [Emmons County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braddock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braddock<3>
  • Logan County
    • Napoleon [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Logan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 760 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleon<3>
    • Gackle [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gackle
      • Gackle [Logan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gackle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gackle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gackle<3>
  • Stutsman County
    • Medina [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [Stutsman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medina<3>
    • Streeter [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Streeter
      • Streeter [Stutsman County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Streeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Streeter<3>
    • Cleveland [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Stutsman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Woodworth [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodworth
      • Woodworth [Stutsman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodworth<3>
    • Windsor [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Stutsman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Buchanan [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buchanan
      • Buchanan [Stutsman County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buchanan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buchanan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buchanan<3>
    • Pingree [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pingree
      • Pingree [Stutsman County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tappen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pingree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pingree<3>
  • Wells County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Tappen ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tappen.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Tappen. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Tappen and those printed in the larger area surrounding Tappen.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Tappen.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Tappen:

  • 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 Tappen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tappen.

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

  • Fisher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fisher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fisher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Cemetery
  • Sibley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sibley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sibley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sibley Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Liberty Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Tappen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
  • Crystal Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crystal Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crystal Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crystal Springs Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Tappen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs Cemetery
  • Allen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Allen Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Tappen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Liberty Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Tappen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Weiser Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weiser Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weiser Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Weiser Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Tappen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weiser Cemetery
    • Glueckstal Cemetery
    • Friedens Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Tappen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Woodlawn Cemetery
    • Zion Reformed Cemetery
    • Peace Lutheran Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marys Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Tappen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • Pettibone Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pettibone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pettibone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pettibone Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Tappen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pettibone 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Tappen had a population of 176 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Tappen had a population of 205 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Tappen, with the one closest to Tappen listed first.

  • Tappen [Kidder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tappen
    • Tappen [Kidder County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Tappen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 176 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tappen had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tappen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tappen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tappen<3>
  • Crystal Springs [Kidder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Kidder County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crystal Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Dawson [Kidder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dawson
    • Dawson [Kidder County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Tappen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 332 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dawson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dawson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawson<3>
  • Steele [Kidder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steele
    • Steele [Kidder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Tappen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 133 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Steele had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steele have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steele
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steele<3>
  • Medina [Stutsman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
    • Medina [Stutsman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 290 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Medina had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medina<3>
  • Cleveland [Stutsman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland [Stutsman County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cleveland had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
  • Driscoll [Burleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driscoll
    • Driscoll [Burleigh County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Tappen
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Driscoll had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driscoll
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driscoll<3>
  • Napoleon [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
    • Napoleon [Logan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Tappen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 760 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Napoleon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleon<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Windsor [Stutsman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Stutsman County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Tappen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Windsor had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tappen ...

While our initial data about Tappen came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tappen in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Tappen.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Tappen:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of North Dakota (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Tappen in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Tappen for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tappen. See our Misc Page for Tappen for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tappen. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tappen) 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 Tappen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TappenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tappen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8730, Longitude: -99.6237       In this case, the coordinates for Tappen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Tappen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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