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Our Genealogy Helper for Midland ...

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 Midland (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 Midland. 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 and 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.

Midland is located in Haakon 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 Haakon County: Dewey, Jackson, Jones, Meade, Pennington, Stanley & Ziebach.

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

  • Haakon County     (The home county of Midland)
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philip
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philip<3>
    • Moenville [Haakon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moenville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moenville
      • Moenville [Haakon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 18 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moenville
    • Milesville [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 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartley
  • Hughes County
    • Oahe [Hughes County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oahe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oahe
      • Oahe [Hughes County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 474 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oahe
  • Jackson County
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvidere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belvidere<3>
    • Kadoka [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kadoka
      • Kadoka [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 717 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kadoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kadoka<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 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weta
    • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Jones County
    • Capa [Jones County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capa
      • Capa [Jones County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Midland
    • Okaton [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okaton
      • Okaton [Jones County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 44 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okaton<3>
    • Murdo [Jones County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murdo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murdo
      • Murdo [Jones County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murdo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murdo<3>
    • Draper [Jones County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draper have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Jones County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the east of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<3>
    • Westover [Jones County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Jones County] was located 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 6 people
  • Mellette County
    • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White River<3>
  • Stanley County
    • Hayes [Stanley County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayes have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayes
      • Hayes [Stanley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Midland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayes<3>
    • Teton [Stanley County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teton
      • Teton [Stanley County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 59 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teton
    • Lacy [Stanley County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy
      • Lacy [Stanley County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Midland
      • Estimated population in 2014: 66 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
  • Ziebach County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Midland ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Midland.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Midland. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Midland and those printed in the larger area surrounding Midland.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Midland.

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 Midland:

  • 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 Midland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Midland.

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

  • Midland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Midland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Midland Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland Cemetery
  • Nowlin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nowlin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nowlin Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Midland.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nowlin Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nowlin Cemetery
  • Riverview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverview Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Midland.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
  • Belvedere Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belvedere Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belvedere Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Midland.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belvedere Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvedere Cemetery
  • Mattison Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mattison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mattison Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Midland.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mattison Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mattison Cemetery
  • Flat Top Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flat Top Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Flat Top Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Midland.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flat Top Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Top Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Barnette Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnette Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barnette Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Midland.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barnette Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnette Cemetery
    • Murdo 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 Midland in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Midland.

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

  • Nowlin [Haakon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nowlin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nowlin
    • Nowlin [Haakon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Midland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nowlin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nowlin
  • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Midland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Philip had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philip
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philip<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Midland. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Midland) 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 Midland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Midland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Midland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0726, Longitude: -101.1557    
<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 Midland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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