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Our Genealogy Helper for Marksville ...

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 Marksville (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 Marksville. 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

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

  • Dewey County     (The home county of Marksville)
    • La Plant [Dewey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plant
      • La Plant [Dewey County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Marksville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 171 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • 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 north of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreau
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 47 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeview<3>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Marksville
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehorse<3>
    • Parade [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parade
      • Parade [Dewey County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 34 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parade<3>
    • Glencross [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 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Marksville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City<3>
  • 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville
      • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<3>
    • Lebanon [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Potter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>
    • Hoven [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoven
      • Hoven [Potter County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoven<3>
    • Tolstoy [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolstoy
      • Tolstoy [Potter County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the east of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolstoy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolstoy<3>
  • Stanley County
    • Mission Ridge [Stanley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Ridge
      • Mission Ridge [Stanley County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 177 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mission Ridge<3>
    • 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 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orton
  • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 80 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agar<3>
    • Okobojo [Sully County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okobojo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okobojo
      • Okobojo [Sully County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Marksville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okobojo
    • Onida [Sully County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onida
      • Onida [Sully County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onida
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onida<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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akaska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akaska<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 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowry
    • 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 north of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenham<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 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobridge<3>
    • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Marksville
      • 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selby<3>
    • Java [Walworth County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Walworth County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Marksville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Java<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Marksville ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marksville.

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Marksville:

  • 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 Marksville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marksville.

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

  • 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.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swift Bird Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Bird 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest City Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City Cemetery
  • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Marksville.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Le Beau Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Beau 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Petro Family Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petro Family Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Episcopal Cemetery
  • 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Marksville.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Appomattox Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Appomattox Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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.
      • Rushs Enemy Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rushs Enemy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushs Enemy Cemetery
    • Hanson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hanson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hanson Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hanson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanson 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 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blair Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair Cemetery
    • Schreiber Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Schreiber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Schreiber Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Schreiber Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schreiber 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Agar Cemetery
      • Agar Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Agar Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agar Cemetery
    • Gettysburg Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gettysburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gettysburg Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gettysburg Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Marksville.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns 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 Marksville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Marksville.

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

  • 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 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville
    • 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
  • 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Marksville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 377 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,081 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gettysburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettysburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<3>
  • Okobojo [Sully County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okobojo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okobojo
    • Okobojo [Sully County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Marksville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Okobojo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okobojo
  • Onida [Sully County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onida
    • Onida [Sully County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Marksville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 197 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 634 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Onida had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onida
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onida<3>
  • Lebanon [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon [Potter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Marksville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 240 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lebanon had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marksville. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marksville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0694, Longitude: -100.3774       In this case, the coordinates for Marksville 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 Marksville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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