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Our Genealogy Helper for Long Valley ...

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 Long Valley (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 Long Valley. 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 Long Valley ...

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 Long Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Long Valley: Long Vly. (or less commonly used: Long Vally. or Long Vlly.)

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.

Long Valley 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 Long Valley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Long Valley:

  • Jackson County     (The home county of Long Valley)
    • Wanblee [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanblee have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanblee
      • Wanblee [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Long Valley
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanblee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wanblee<3>
    • Weta [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weta have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weta
      • Weta [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weta
    • Kadoka [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kadoka
      • Kadoka [Jackson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 717 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kadoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kadoka<3>
    • Potato Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potato Creek
      • Potato Creek [Jackson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Long Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potato Creek
    • Belvidere [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvidere have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvidere
      • Belvidere [Jackson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<3>
    • Interior [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Interior have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interior
      • Interior [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Interior<3>
    • Cottonwood [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
      • Cottonwood [Jackson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Bennett County
    • Vetal [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vetal
      • Vetal [Bennett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Long Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vetal
    • Tuthill [Bennett County]
    • Plenty Bears [Bennett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plenty Bears have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plenty Bears
      • Plenty Bears [Bennett County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plenty Bears
    • Martin [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Bennett County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<3>
    • Allen [Bennett County]
    • Swett [Bennett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swett
      • Swett [Bennett County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 283 people
  • Haakon County
    • Philip [Haakon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philip have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philip
      • Philip [Haakon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philip
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philip<3>
  • Mellette County
    • Norris [Mellette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Mellette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<3>
    • White River [Mellette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White River have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White River
      • White River [Mellette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the east of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White River<3>
  • Oglala Lakota County
    • Kyle [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesland
      • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesland<3>
  • Todd County
    • Parmelee [Todd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parmelee
      • Parmelee [Todd County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Long Valley
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parmelee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parmelee<3>
    • Soldier Creek [Todd County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soldier Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soldier Creek
      • Soldier Creek [Todd County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Long Valley
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldier Creek
    • Spring Creek [Todd County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
      • Spring Creek [Todd County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2014: 122 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek
    • Rosebud [Todd County]
    • Two Strike [Todd County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Strike have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Strike
      • Two Strike [Todd County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Long Valley
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Strike
    • Saint Francis [Todd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Francis
      • Saint Francis [Todd County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Francis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Francis<3>
  • Cherry County (NE)
    • Cody [Cherry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cody have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody [Cherry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cody<3>
    • Merriman [Cherry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merriman have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriman
      • Merriman [Cherry County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Long Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merriman<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Long Valley ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Valley.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Long Valley:

  • 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 Long Valley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Long Valley.

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

  • Hawking Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hawking Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hawking Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawking Cemetery
  • St. Ignatius Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ignatius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Ignatius Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Long Valley.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ignatius Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Ignatius Cemetery
  • Gethsemane Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Long Valley.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Norris Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Norris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Norris Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Long Valley.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Norris Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris Cemetery
  • St. Stephen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Stephen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Stephen Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Long Valley.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Stephen Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Stephen Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Red Leaf Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Leaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Red Leaf Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Long Valley.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Leaf Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Leaf Cemetery
    • Poor Thunder Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poor Thunder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Poor Thunder Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Long Valley.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poor Thunder Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poor Thunder Cemetery
    • Stands for Them Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stands for Them Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stands for Them Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Long Valley.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stands for Them Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stands for Them Cemetery
    • Salaway Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Cedarbutte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedarbutte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedarbutte Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Long Valley.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedarbutte Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarbutte Cemetery
    • Epiphany Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Epiphany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Epiphany Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Long Valley.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Epiphany Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epiphany Cemetery
    • Peyote Cemetery
    • Red Bear Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Bear Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Red Bear Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Long Valley.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Bear Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bear Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #97436<4>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Long Valley. 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 '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- Long Valley) 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 Long Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4617, Longitude: -101.4949       In this case, the coordinates for Long Valley 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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