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Our Genealogy Helper for Kadoka Junction ...

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 Kadoka Junction (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 Kadoka Junction. 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.

Name Variations for Kadoka Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Kadoka Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Kadoka Junction: Kadoka Jct. (or less commonly used: Kadoka Jctn.)

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.

Kadoka Junction is located in Jackson 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 Jackson County: Bennett, Haakon, Jones, Mellette, Oglala Lakota, Pennington & Todd.

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

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Kadoka Junction)
    • Kadoka [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kadoka
      • Kadoka [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 717 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kadoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kadoka<2>
    • Weta [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weta
      • Weta [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weta
    • Belvidere [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvidere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvidere
      • Belvidere [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<2>
    • Wanblee [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanblee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanblee
      • Wanblee [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Kadoka Junction
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanblee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wanblee<2>
    • Cottonwood [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
    • Interior [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Interior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interior
      • Interior [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Interior<2>
    • Long Valley [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Valley
      • Long Valley [Jackson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Kadoka Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Valley<2>
  • Haakon County
    • Philip [Haakon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philip have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philip
      • Philip [Haakon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philip
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philip<2>
    • Midland [Haakon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midland
      • Midland [Haakon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midland<2>
  • Jones County
    • Okaton [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okaton
      • Okaton [Jones County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2014: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okaton<2>
    • Murdo [Jones County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murdo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murdo
      • Murdo [Jones County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murdo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murdo<2>
  • Mellette County
    • Norris [Mellette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Mellette County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2014: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<2>
  • Pennington County
    • Quinn [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinn
      • Quinn [Pennington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinn<2>
    • Wall [Pennington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wall
      • Wall [Pennington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Kadoka Junction
      • Estimated population in 2019: 875 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wall<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Kadoka Junction ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kadoka Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kadoka Junction, 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 Kadoka Junction.

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 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 Kadoka Junction:

  • 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 South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Kadoka Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kadoka Junction.

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

  • Flat Top Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flat Top Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flat Top Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top Cemetery
  • Belvedere Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belvedere Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belvedere Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Kadoka Junction.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belvedere Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvedere Cemetery
  • Gethsemane Cemetery
  • Nowlin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nowlin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nowlin Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Kadoka Junction.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nowlin Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nowlin Cemetery
  • St. Ignatius Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ignatius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Ignatius Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Kadoka Junction.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ignatius Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Ignatius Cemetery
  • Cottonwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cottonwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cottonwood Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Kadoka Junction.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cottonwood Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Stands for Them Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stands for Them Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stands for Them Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Kadoka Junction.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stands for Them Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stands for Them Cemetery
    • Midland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Midland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Midland Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Kadoka Junction.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Midland Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland Cemetery
    • Cedarbutte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedarbutte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedarbutte Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Kadoka Junction.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedarbutte Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarbutte Cemetery
    • Hawking Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hawking Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hawking Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Kadoka Junction.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hawking Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawking 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 Kadoka Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kadoka Junction.

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

  • Philip [Haakon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philip have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philip
    • Philip [Haakon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Kadoka Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Philip had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philip
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philip<2>
  • Nowlin [Haakon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nowlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nowlin
    • Nowlin [Haakon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Kadoka Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nowlin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nowlin

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kadoka Junction. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Kadoka Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kadoka Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8358, Longitude: -101.5224       In this case, the coordinates for Kadoka Junction 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>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 Kadoka Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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