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Our Genealogy Helper for Marcus ...

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 Marcus (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 Marcus. 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 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.

Marcus is located in Meade 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 Meade County: Butte, Haakon, Lawrence, Pennington & Ziebach.

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

  • Meade County     (The home county of Marcus)
    • Plainview [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Meade County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Marcus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • White Owl [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Owl
      • White Owl [Meade County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Marcus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Owl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Owl<3>
    • Howes [Meade County]
    • Red Owl [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
      • Red Owl [Meade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Owl
    • Enning [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enning have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enning
      • Enning [Meade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning<3>
    • Opal [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Meade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Marcus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 30 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<3>
    • Union Center [Meade County]
    • Elm Springs [Meade County]
    • Fairpoint [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairpoint have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairpoint
      • Fairpoint [Meade County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint
    • Faith [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faith have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faith
      • Faith [Meade County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Marcus
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faith<3>
    • Mud Butte [Meade County]
    • Viewfield [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Viewfield have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Viewfield
      • Viewfield [Meade County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Marcus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viewfield
  • Haakon County
    • Hartley [Haakon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartley
      • Hartley [Haakon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Marcus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley
    • Milesville [Haakon County]
  • Pennington County
  • Perkins County
    • Usta [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Usta have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Usta
      • Usta [Perkins County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Marcus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 22 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Usta
  • Ziebach County
    • Bridger [Ziebach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Ziebach County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Marcus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Red Scaffold [Ziebach County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Scaffold have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Scaffold
      • Red Scaffold [Ziebach County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Marcus
      • Estimated population in 2014: 372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Scaffold
    • Cherry Creek [Ziebach County]

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

Newspapers Published in Marcus ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marcus.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Marcus, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Marcus.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Marcus:

  • 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 Marcus ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marcus.

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

  • White Owl Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Owl Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • White Owl Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Marcus.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Owl Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Owl Cemetery
  • Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Valley Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Marcus.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  • Eaglestaff Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eaglestaff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eaglestaff Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Marcus.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eaglestaff Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaglestaff Cemetery
  • St. Pius Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Pius Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Marcus.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pius Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pius Cemetery
  • Rose Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rose Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Marcus.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Cemetery
  • Backes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Backes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Backes Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Marcus.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Backes Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Backes Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Marks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marks Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
    • Haydraw Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haydraw Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Haydraw Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haydraw Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haydraw Cemetery
    • Dowling Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dowling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dowling Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dowling Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowling Cemetery
    • Fairpoint Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairpoint Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairpoint Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairpoint Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint Cemetery
    • Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmanuel Lutheran 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Creighton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Creighton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Creighton Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Creighton Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creighton Cemetery
    • Faith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Faith Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faith Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith Cemetery
    • Wellsburg Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wellsburg Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wellsburg Union Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Marcus.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wellsburg Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsburg Union Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Meade County: www.meadecounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marcus) 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 Marcus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marcus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marcus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6586, Longitude: -102.2818    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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