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Our Genealogy Helper for Maple Leaf ...

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 Maple Leaf (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 Maple Leaf. 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 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.

Maple Leaf is located in Corson 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 Corson County: Sioux (ND), Campbell, Dewey, Perkins, Walworth & Ziebach.

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

  • Corson County     (The home county of Maple Leaf)
    • McLaughlin [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McLaughlin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLaughlin
      • McLaughlin [Corson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 653 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLaughlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McLaughlin<3>
    • Walker [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Corson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Maple Leaf
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Bullhead [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullhead have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullhead
      • Bullhead [Corson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Maple Leaf
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullhead<3>
    • Mahto [Corson County]
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Maple Leaf
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2014: 535 people
    • Kenel [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenel
      • Kenel [Corson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2014: 61 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenel
    • McIntosh [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntosh have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Corson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<3>
    • Wakpala [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakpala
      • Wakpala [Corson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2014: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakpala
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakpala<3>
    • Watauga [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watauga
      • Watauga [Corson County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the west of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2014: 30 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watauga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watauga<3>
    • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Maple Leaf
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City<3>
    • Morristown [Corson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morristown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morristown
      • Morristown [Corson County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the west of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 68 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morristown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morristown<3>
  • Campbell County
    • Pollock [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Campbell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<3>
    • Herreid [Campbell County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herreid have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herreid
      • Herreid [Campbell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herreid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herreid<3>
  • Dewey County
    • Glencross [Dewey County]
    • Timber Lake [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Lake
      • Timber Lake [Dewey County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timber Lake<3>
    • Firesteel [Dewey County]
  • Walworth County
    • 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Maple Leaf
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenham<3>
  • Emmons County (ND)
    • Strasburg [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
      • Strasburg [Emmons County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strasburg<3>
    • Linton [Emmons County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linton
      • Linton [Emmons County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linton<3>
  • Grant County (ND)
  • Morton County (ND)
    • Flasher [Morton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flasher have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flasher
      • Flasher [Morton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flasher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flasher<3>
  • Sioux County (ND)
    • Selfridge [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selfridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selfridge
      • Selfridge [Sioux County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selfridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selfridge<3>
    • Fort Yates [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Yates
      • Fort Yates [Sioux County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Yates
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Yates<3>
    • Porcupine [Sioux County]
    • Solen [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solen
      • Solen [Sioux County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Maple Leaf
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solen<3>
    • Cannon Ball [Sioux County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Ball
      • Cannon Ball [Sioux County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Maple Leaf
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Ball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannon Ball<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Maple Leaf ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maple Leaf.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Maple Leaf:

  • 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 North Dakota
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Maple Leaf ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maple Leaf.

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

  • St. Philomena Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Philomena Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Philomena Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Maple Leaf.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Philomena Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Philomena Cemetery
  • Protestant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Protestant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Protestant Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Maple Leaf.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Protestant Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Protestant Cemetery
  • Gayton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gayton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gayton Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Maple Leaf.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gayton Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayton Cemetery
  • Reed Cemetery
    • Reed Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Maple Leaf.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reed Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Cemetery
  • Sitting Bull Burial Site
  • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pauls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Pauls Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Maple Leaf.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pauls Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pauls Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Luke Cemetery
      • St. Luke Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Maple Leaf.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Luke Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Luke Cemetery
    • St. Lukes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Lukes Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Maple Leaf.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lukes Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Long Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Long Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Long Hill Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Maple Leaf.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Long Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Hill 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Maple Leaf.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • St. Lukes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Lukes Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Maple Leaf.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lukes Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Lukes Cemetery
    • Church Of The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin
    • Congregational Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Congregational Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Congregational Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Maple Leaf.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Congregational Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Congregational Cemetery
    • McIntosh Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McIntosh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McIntosh Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Maple Leaf.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McIntosh Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh Cemetery
    • St. Bonaventure Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Bonaventure Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Bonaventure Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Maple Leaf.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Bonaventure Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Bonaventure 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.<4>

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

  • Fort Yates [Sioux County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Yates
    • Fort Yates [Sioux County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Maple Leaf
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 202 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Yates had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Yates
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Yates<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maple Leaf. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9247, Longitude: -100.8907       In this case, the coordinates for Maple Leaf 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>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 Maple Leaf, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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