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Our Genealogy Helper for La Plant ...

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 La Plant (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 La Plant. 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 doctors and 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.

La Plant is located in Dewey 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 Dewey County: Corson, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Walworth & Ziebach.

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

  • Dewey County     (The home county of La Plant)
    • Virginia [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Dewey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • Ridgeview [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
      • Ridgeview [Dewey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 47 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeview<3>
    • Marksville [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Dewey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 771 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Whitehorse [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehorse have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehorse
      • Whitehorse [Dewey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of La Plant
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehorse<3>
    • Moreau [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moreau have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moreau
      • Moreau [Dewey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreau
    • Parade [Dewey County]
    • Glencross [Dewey County]
    • Timber Lake [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Lake
      • Timber Lake [Dewey County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timber Lake<3>
    • Green Grass [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grass
      • Green Grass [Dewey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of La Plant
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 35 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass
    • Eagle Butte [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Butte
      • Eagle Butte [Dewey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Butte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Butte<3>
    • North Eagle Butte [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Eagle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Eagle Butte
      • North Eagle Butte [Dewey County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of La Plant
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,954 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Eagle Butte
    • Firesteel [Dewey County]
  • Corson County
    • Trail City [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail City
      • Trail City [Corson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of La Plant
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City<3>
    • Wakpala [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakpala
      • Wakpala [Corson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the north of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakpala
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakpala<3>
    • Little Eagle [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eagle
      • Little Eagle [Corson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the north of La Plant
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Eagle<3>
    • Jeffrey [Corson County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffrey
      • Jeffrey [Corson County] was located 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 535 people
  • Potter County
    • Forest City [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Potter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of La Plant
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
    • Gettysburg [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gettysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gettysburg
      • Gettysburg [Potter County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<3>
  • Stanley County
    • Orton [Stanley County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orton
      • Orton [Stanley County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the south of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orton
    • Mission Ridge [Stanley County]
  • Sully County
    • Agar [Sully County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agar have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agar
      • Agar [Sully County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 80 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agar<3>
  • Walworth County
    • Akaska [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akaska have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akaska
      • Akaska [Walworth County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akaska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akaska<3>
    • Mobridge [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mobridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobridge
      • Mobridge [Walworth County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobridge<3>
    • Glenham [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenham have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenham
      • Glenham [Walworth County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northeast of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenham<3>
    • Lowry [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowry
      • Lowry [Walworth County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the east of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • Sitka [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sitka have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sitka
      • Sitka [Walworth County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sitka
    • Selby [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selby have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selby
      • Selby [Walworth County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northeast of La Plant
      • Estimated population in 2019: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selby<3>

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

Newspapers Published in La Plant ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around La Plant.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of La Plant, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for La Plant.

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 La Plant:

  • 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 La Plant ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of La Plant.

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

  • St. Pauls Episcopal Cemetery
  • Rushs Enemy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rushs Enemy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rushs Enemy Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushs Enemy Cemetery
  • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of La Plant.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
  • Emmanuel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emmanuel Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of La Plant.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmanuel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmanuel Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of La Plant.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Swift Bird Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swift Bird Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Swift Bird Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of La Plant.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swift Bird Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Bird Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Le Beau Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Le Beau Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Le Beau Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Le Beau Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Beau Cemetery
    • Forest City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forest City Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest City Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City Cemetery
    • On-a-Tree Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the On-a-Tree Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • On-a-Tree Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the On-a-Tree Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on On-a-Tree Cemetery
    • Trail City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trail City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trail City Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trail City Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City Cemetery
    • Petro Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Petro Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Petro Family Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Petro Family Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petro Family Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Blair Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blair Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blair Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blair Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair Cemetery
    • Sitting Bulls Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sitting Bulls Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sitting Bulls Grave lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sitting Bulls Grave
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sitting Bulls Grave
    • Appomattox Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Appomattox Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Appomattox Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of La Plant.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Appomattox Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appomattox 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 La Plant in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of La Plant.

  • Forest City [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
    • Forest City [Potter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of La Plant
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- La Plant) 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 La Plant. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Plant

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Plant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1447, Longitude: -100.6515       In this case, the coordinates for La Plant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 La Plant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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