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Our Genealogical Helper for Appleby ...

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 Appleby (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Appleby. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Appleby ...

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 163 newspapers that have been published in the area around Appleby.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Appleby, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Appleby.

Cemeteries Near Appleby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Appleby.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Castlewood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Schneider's Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Oxford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bemis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spooner Children Graves   [Map]     
  NE Holy Rosary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mother of God Monastery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Bemis Christian Reformed Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Hamlin Reformed Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Havana Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bemis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Appleby had a population of 17 people in 1895 with railroad service and no post office.

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

Castlewood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 290 people (with 626 people in 2017)
 - Castlewood had a post office and railroad service
Watertown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 2,572 people (with 22,222 people in 2017)
 - Watertown had a post office and railroad service
Kranzburg   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 87 people (with 175 people in 2017)
 - Kranzburg had a post office and railroad service
Goodwin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 220 people (with 145 people in 2017)
 - Goodwin had a post office and railroad service
Grover   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Appleby
 - Grover had a post office and railroad service
Kampeska   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 78 people (with 331 people in 2014)
 - Kampeska had a post office and railroad service
Hayti   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 10 people (with 370 people in 2017)
 - Hayti had a post office and no railroad service
Dempster   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 28 people
 - Dempster had a post office and railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 58 people in 2014)
 - Waverly had a post office and railroad service
Hazel   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Appleby
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 87 people in 2017)
 - Hazel had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Appleby. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Appleby in the 1890's.

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.

Appleby is located in Codington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Codington County: Clark, Day, Deuel, Grant & Hamlin.

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

Codington     (The home county for Appleby)
      Watertown   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kranzburg   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grover   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rauville   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kampeska   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Waverly   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      South Shore   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Henry   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Florence   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wallace   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bruce   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Grove Addition   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Volga   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunnyview   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brookings   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sinai   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bushnell   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Naples   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vienna   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Success - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Willow Lake   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bradley   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Merton - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waubay   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lily   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Altamont   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clear Lake   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Tunerville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Johnsonville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moritz   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Brandt   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Toronto   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gary   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Astoria   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Strandburg   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Stockholm   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      La Bolt   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      LaBolt   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Revillo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Albee   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Twin Brooks   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Marvin   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Milbank   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Castlewood   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Thomas   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hayti   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stone Bridge   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hazel   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Estelline   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake Norden   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Badger   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Erwin   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arlington   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hetland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Preston   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      De Smet   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ortley   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lac qui Parle (MN)
      Marietta (MN)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nassau (MN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Lincoln (MN)
      Hendricks (MN)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Yellow Medicine (MN)
      Canby (MN)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Appleby:

These websites are specific to South Dakota:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the South Dakota State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of South Dakota to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Codington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Brookings County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Day County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Deuel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hamlin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kingsbury County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Roberts County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lac qui Parle County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yellow Medicine County (MN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for South Dakota:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of South Dakota,     of Codington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for South Dakota     Cemetery Wiki for South Dakota
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of South Dakota

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.

Disaster Stories from South Dakota
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Appleby ...

While our initial data for Appleby came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Appleby 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 Appleby.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Appleby:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Appleby.
      See our Misc Page for Appleby for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Dakota

About Codington County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Codington County:

The official website for State of South Dakota:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Appleby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Appleby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appleby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8169, Longitude: -97.0506     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Appleby have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Appleby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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