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Our Genealogy Helper for Denby ...

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 Denby (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 Denby. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Denby is located in Oglala Lakota County.

To see how the shape of South Dakota's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Oglala Lakota County: Dawes (NE), Sheridan (NE), Bennett, Custer, Fall River, Jackson & Pennington.

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

  • Oglala Lakota County     (The home county of Denby)
    • Wounded Knee [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Pine Ridge [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesland
      • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesland<2>
    • Porcupine [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Manderson - White Horse Creek [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manderson - White Horse Creek
      • Manderson - White Horse Creek [Oglala Lakota County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Denby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manderson - White Horse Creek
    • Manderson [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Sharps Corner [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharps Corner
      • Sharps Corner [Oglala Lakota County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Denby
      • Estimated population in 2014: 77 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharps Corner
    • Oglala [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Kyle [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Rockyford [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockyford
      • Rockyford [Oglala Lakota County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Denby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockyford
  • Bennett County
    • Swett [Bennett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swett
      • Swett [Bennett County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Denby
      • Estimated population in 2014: 283 people
    • Allen [Bennett County]
    • Plenty Bears [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plenty Bears
      • Plenty Bears [Bennett County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Denby
      • Estimated population in 2014: 109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plenty Bears have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plenty Bears
    • Martin [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Bennett County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<2>
  • Cherry County (NE)
    • Merriman [Cherry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriman
      • Merriman [Cherry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merriman<2>
  • Dawes County (NE)
    • Chadron [Dawes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chadron
      • Chadron [Dawes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chadron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chadron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chadron<2>
  • Sheridan County (NE)
    • Whiteclay [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteclay
      • Whiteclay [Sheridan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Denby
      • Whiteclay has also been known as:
      • Pine Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteclay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteclay<2>
    • Gordon [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Sheridan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<2>
    • Clinton [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Sheridan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Rushville [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Sheridan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<2>
    • Hay Springs [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hay Springs
      • Hay Springs [Sheridan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Denby
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hay Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hay Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hay Springs<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Denby ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Denby.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Denby, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Denby.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Denby:

  • 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 Nebraska
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Denby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Denby.

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

  • Native American Cemetery
  • Native American Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Native American Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Native American Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Native American Cemetery
  • St. Anns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anns Cemetery
  • St. Anns Cemetery
  • Lamont Cemetery
  • Feather on Head Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Feather on Head Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Feather on Head Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Feather on Head Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Denby.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feather on Head Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Paul Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Cross Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Cross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Cross Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Denby.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Denby.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Knight Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knight Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Knight Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Denby.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knight Cemetery
    • Holy Jumping Eagle Cemetery
    • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery
    • St. Julia Cemetery
    • Red Cloud 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>

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

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

  • Albany [Sheridan County] - Historic
    • While Albany was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany [Sheridan County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Denby
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Albany had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gordon [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
    • Gordon [Sheridan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Denby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gordon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<2>
  • Clinton [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton [Sheridan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Denby
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
  • Irwin [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
    • Irwin [Cherry County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Denby
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irwin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
  • Adaton [Sheridan County] - Historic
    • While Adaton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaton
    • Adaton [Sheridan County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Denby
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Adaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adaton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Rushville [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
    • Rushville [Sheridan County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Denby
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 484 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rushville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rushville<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Oglala Lakota County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oglala Lakota County: oglalalakota.sdcounties.org/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.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- Denby) 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 Denby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DenbyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Denby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0609, Longitude: -102.3376    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Denby, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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