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Our Genealogy Helper for Igloo ...

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 Igloo (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 Igloo. 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.

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 and doctors 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.

Igloo is located in Fall River 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 Fall River County: Dawes (NE), Sioux (NE), Custer, Oglala Lakota & Niobrara (WY).

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

  • Fall River County     (The home county of Igloo)
    • Provo [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provo
      • Provo [Fall River County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2014: 32 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<2>
    • Edgemont [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgemont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgemont
      • Edgemont [Fall River County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgemont<2>
    • Rocky Ford [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Fall River County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Heppner [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heppner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heppner
      • Heppner [Fall River County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2014: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heppner
    • Ardmore [Fall River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ardmore
      • Ardmore [Fall River County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Igloo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ardmore
    • Cascade Springs [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Springs
      • Cascade Springs [Fall River County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Springs
    • Hot Springs [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Fall River County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,502 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<2>
    • Oelrichs [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oelrichs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oelrichs
      • Oelrichs [Fall River County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oelrichs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oelrichs<2>
    • Smithwick [Fall River County]
    • Oral [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oral
      • Oral [Fall River County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2014: 206 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oral<2>
  • Custer County
    • Ivanhoe [Custer County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Custer County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
    • Dewey [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Custer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Igloo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey
    • Pringle [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pringle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pringle
      • Pringle [Custer County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pringle<2>
    • Buffalo Gap [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Gap
      • Buffalo Gap [Custer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo Gap<2>
    • Sanator [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanator have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanator
      • Sanator [Custer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,350 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanator
    • Fourmile [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourmile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourmile
      • Fourmile [Custer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2014: 70 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile
    • Custer [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Custer County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,969 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<2>
  • Sioux County (NE)
    • Montrose [Sioux County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Sioux County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Igloo
    • Harrison [Sioux County]
  • Niobrara County (WY)
    • Kirtley [Niobrara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirtley
      • Kirtley [Niobrara County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Igloo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirtley
    • Van Tassell [Niobrara County]

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

Newspapers Published in Igloo ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Igloo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Igloo, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Igloo.

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 websites either 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 Igloo:

  • 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
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Igloo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Igloo.

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

  • Edgemont Cemetery
  • Duck Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duck Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Duck Creek Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Igloo.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duck Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Creek Cemetery
  • Highland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Highland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Highland Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Pioneer Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Igloo.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #101131<4>
  • Montrose Cemetery
  • Hot Springs National Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hot Springs National Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hot Springs National Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hot Springs National Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs National Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Evergreen Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Horsehead Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Horsehead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Horsehead Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Igloo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Horsehead Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horsehead Cemetery
    • Pleasant Ridge Pioneer Cemetery
    • Bodarc Cemetery
    • Smithwick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smithwick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Smithwick Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Igloo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smithwick Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithwick Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview 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.<6>

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

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

  • Provo [Fall River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provo
    • Provo [Fall River County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Igloo
    • Estimated population in 2014: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Provo had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provo<2>
  • Edgemont [Fall River County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgemont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgemont
    • Edgemont [Fall River County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Igloo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 719 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edgemont had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgemont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgemont<2>
  • Rumford [Fall River County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rumford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rumford
    • Rumford [Fall River County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Igloo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rumford had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rumford
  • Marietta [Fall River County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
    • Marietta [Fall River County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Igloo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marietta had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
  • Minnekahta [Fall River County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnekahta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnekahta
    • Minnekahta [Fall River County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Minnekahta had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnekahta
  • Story [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Story have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
    • Story [Sioux County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Igloo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Story had no post office or railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Story
  • Continue List ...
    • Story [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Story have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
      • Story [Sioux County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Igloo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Story had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Story
    • Montrose [Sioux County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Montrose was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Sioux County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Igloo
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montrose had no post office or railroad service
    • Montrose [Sioux County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Montrose was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Sioux County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Igloo
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montrose had a post office and no railroad service
    • Ivanhoe [Custer County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivanhoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • While Ivanhoe was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivanhoe
      • Ivanhoe [Custer County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • Estimated population in 2014: 144 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ivanhoe had railroad service and no post office
    • Erskine [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erskine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erskine
      • Erskine [Fall River County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Erskine had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erskine
    • Hot Springs [Fall River County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Fall River County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,423 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,502 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hot Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<2>
    • Argyle [Custer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Custer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Igloo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Argyle had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Igloo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Igloo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2025, Longitude: -103.8569       In this case, the coordinates for Igloo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<6>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 Igloo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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