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Our Genealogy Helper for Orient ...

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 Orient (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 Orient. 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.

Orient is located in Faulk 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 Faulk County: Brown, Edmunds, Hand, Hyde, Potter & Spink.

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

  • Faulk County     (The home county of Orient)
    • Miranda [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miranda
      • Miranda [Faulk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2014: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miranda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miranda
    • Faulkton [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faulkton
      • Faulkton [Faulk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faulkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulkton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faulkton<3>
    • Rockham [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockham
      • Rockham [Faulk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 33 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockham<3>
    • Devoe [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devoe
      • Devoe [Faulk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2014: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devoe
    • Zell [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zell
      • Zell [Faulk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zell
    • Wecota [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wecota
      • Wecota [Faulk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,833 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wecota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wecota<3>
    • Cresbard [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cresbard
      • Cresbard [Faulk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresbard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresbard<3>
    • Seneca [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
      • Seneca [Faulk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<3>
    • Chelsea [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
      • Chelsea [Faulk County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chelsea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chelsea
    • Onaka [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaka
      • Onaka [Faulk County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onaka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onaka<3>
  • Beadle County
    • Wessington [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wessington
      • Wessington [Beadle County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wessington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wessington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wessington<3>
    • Hitchcock [Beadle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hitchcock
      • Hitchcock [Beadle County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 95 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hitchcock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hitchcock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hitchcock<3>
  • Brown County
    • Mansfield [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
      • Mansfield [Brown County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<3>
  • Edmunds County
    • Powell [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
      • Powell [Edmunds County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
    • Ipswich [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ipswich
      • Ipswich [Edmunds County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ipswich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ipswich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ipswich<3>
    • Roscoe [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roscoe
      • Roscoe [Edmunds County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roscoe<3>
    • Mina [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mina
      • Mina [Edmunds County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • Mina has also been known as:
      • Cortland
      • Cortlandt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mina<3>
  • Hand County
    • Polo [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polo
      • Polo [Hand County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2014: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polo
    • Florence [Hand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Hand County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Miller [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
      • Miller [Hand County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<3>
    • Ree Heights [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ree Heights
      • Ree Heights [Hand County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ree Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ree Heights
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ree Heights<3>
    • Saint Lawrence [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Lawrence
      • Saint Lawrence [Hand County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Lawrence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Lawrence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Lawrence<3>
  • Hyde County
    • Highmore [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmore
      • Highmore [Hyde County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 726 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highmore<3>
    • Holabird [Hyde County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holabird
      • Holabird [Hyde County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Orient
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holabird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holabird
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holabird<3>
  • Potter County
    • Tolstoy [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolstoy
      • Tolstoy [Potter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolstoy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tolstoy<3>
    • Lebanon [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Potter County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 366 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoven<3>
  • Spink County
    • Redfield [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redfield
      • Redfield [Spink County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redfield<3>
    • Ashton [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashton
      • Ashton [Spink County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashton<3>
    • Tulare [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulare
      • Tulare [Spink County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulare have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tulare<3>
    • Northville [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northville
      • Northville [Spink County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northville<3>
    • Mellette [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mellette
      • Mellette [Spink County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mellette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mellette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mellette<3>
    • Duxbury [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duxbury
      • Duxbury [Spink County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2014: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duxbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duxbury
    • Frankfort [Spink County]
    • Spink Colony [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spink Colony
      • Spink Colony [Spink County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Orient
      • Estimated population in 2014: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spink Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spink Colony

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Orient ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Orient.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Orient. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Orient and those printed in the larger area surrounding Orient.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Orient.

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 Orient:

  • 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 Orient ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Orient.

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

  • St. Josephs Cemetery
  • Orient - Prairieview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orient - Prairieview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orient - Prairieview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient - Prairieview Cemetery
  • St. Michaels Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Michaels Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Michaels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Michaels Cemetery
  • Faulkton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faulkton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faulkton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Faulkton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Orient.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulkton Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Calvary Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Orient.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
  • Miranda Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miranda Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miranda Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Miranda Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miranda Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Howell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Howell Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell Cemetery
    • Rockham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rockham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rockham Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockham Cemetery
    • Bohemian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bohemian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bohemian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bohemian Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bohemian Cemetery
    • Bass Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bass Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bass Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass Cemetery
    • Alden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Alden Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden Cemetery
    • Devoe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Devoe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Devoe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Devoe Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devoe Cemetery
    • Myron Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Myron Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Myron Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Myron Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myron Cemetery
    • St. Mary's Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Mary's Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Mary's Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Mary's Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Mary's Cemetery
    • Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hope Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Orient had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Orient had a population of 61 people.

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

  • Orient [Faulk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient
    • Orient [Faulk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Orient
    • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orient had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orient have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orient<3>
  • Miranda [Faulk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miranda
    • Miranda [Faulk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Estimated population in 2014: 122 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Miranda had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miranda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miranda
  • Faulkton [Faulk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faulkton
    • Faulkton [Faulk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Orient
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 462 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 709 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Faulkton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faulkton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faulkton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faulkton<3>
  • Rockham [Faulk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockham
    • Rockham [Faulk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Orient
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 33 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockham had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockham<3>
  • Burkmere [Faulk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkmere
    • Burkmere [Faulk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Orient
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Burkmere had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkmere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkmere
  • Florence [Hand County] - Historic
    • While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Hand County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Orient
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • Estimated population in 2014: 374 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Devoe [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devoe
      • Devoe [Faulk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Devoe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Devoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Devoe
    • Millard [Faulk County]
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      • Millard [Faulk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millard had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millard
    • Zell [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zell
      • Zell [Faulk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • Estimated population in 2014: 65 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Zell had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zell
    • Burdette [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burdette
      • Burdette [Hand County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burdette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burdette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burdette
    • Cresbard [Faulk County]
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      • Cresbard [Faulk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 99 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cresbard had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresbard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresbard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresbard<3>
    • Seneca [Faulk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seneca
      • Seneca [Faulk County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 193 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Seneca had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seneca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seneca<3>
    • Athol [Spink County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
      • Athol [Spink County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Athol had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
    • Miller [Hand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller
      • Miller [Hand County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 536 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,334 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Miller had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miller<3>
    • Powell [Edmunds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
      • Powell [Edmunds County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Orient
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Powell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Orient ...

While our initial data about Orient came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Orient in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Orient.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Orient:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Orient in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Orient for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Orient. See our Misc Page for Orient for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Faulk County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Orient) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Orient. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Orient

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orient. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9028, Longitude: -99.0887       In this case, the coordinates for Orient have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Orient, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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