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Our Genealogy Helper for Maurine ...

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 Maurine (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 Maurine. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

  • Meade County     (The home county of Maurine)
    • Cedar Canyon [Meade County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Canyon
      • Cedar Canyon [Meade County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Maurine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Canyon
    • Opal [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Meade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Maurine
      • Estimated population in 2014: 30 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<3>
    • Mud Butte [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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Maurine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint
    • Red Owl [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Owl
      • Red Owl [Meade County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Maurine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Owl
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Maurine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faith<3>
    • Marcus [Meade County]
    • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Maurine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enning<3>
    • White Owl [Meade County]
    • Union Center [Meade County]
    • 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 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Maurine
      • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Howes [Meade County]
  • Perkins County
    • Zeona [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 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Maurine
      • Estimated population in 2014: 22 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Usta
    • Bison [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bison have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bison
      • Bison [Perkins County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Maurine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bison<3>
    • Strool [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strool have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strool
      • Strool [Perkins County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Maurine
      • Estimated population in 2014: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strool
    • Prairie City [Perkins County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie City
      • Prairie City [Perkins County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the north of Maurine
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie City<3>
    • Meadow [Perkins County]
  • Ziebach County
    • Iron Lightning [Ziebach County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Lightning have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Lightning
      • Iron Lightning [Ziebach County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Maurine
      • Estimated population in 2014: 412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Lightning
    • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Maurine
      • Estimated population in 2014: 372 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Scaffold

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

Newspapers Published in Maurine ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Maurine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Maurine, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Maurine.

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 Maurine:

  • 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 Maurine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Maurine.

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

  • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Maurine.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Backes Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Backes Cemetery
  • Plum Draw Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Plum Draw Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plum Draw Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Maurine.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Plum Draw Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Draw Cemetery
  • Date Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Date Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Date Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Maurine.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Date Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Date Cemetery
  • Ruby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ruby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ruby Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Maurine.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ruby Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Maurine.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairpoint Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairpoint 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 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Maurine.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Valley Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Maurine.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph 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 east of Maurine.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faith Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Dakota

About Meade County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Maurine. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Maurine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maurine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0230, Longitude: -102.5935       In this case, the coordinates for Maurine 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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