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Our Genealogy Helper for Plenty Bears ...

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 Plenty Bears (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 Plenty Bears. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Plenty Bears is located in Bennett 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 Bennett County: Cherry (NE), Jackson, Oglala Lakota & Todd.

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

  • Bennett County     (The home county of Plenty Bears)
    • Allen [Bennett County]
    • Martin [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Bennett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,045 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<2>
    • Swett [Bennett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swett
      • Swett [Bennett County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2014: 283 people
    • Tuthill [Bennett County]
    • Vetal [Bennett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vetal
      • Vetal [Bennett County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Plenty Bears
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vetal
  • Jackson County
    • Potato Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potato Creek
      • Potato Creek [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Plenty Bears
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potato Creek
    • Long Valley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Valley
      • Long Valley [Jackson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Plenty Bears
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Valley<2>
    • Wanblee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanblee
      • Wanblee [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Plenty Bears
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 725 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanblee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanblee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wanblee<2>
    • Interior [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Interior
      • Interior [Jackson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Interior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Interior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Interior<2>
    • Weta [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weta
      • Weta [Jackson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2014: 5 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weta
  • Mellette County
    • Norris [Mellette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norris
      • Norris [Mellette County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2014: 195 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<2>
  • Oglala Lakota County
    • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesland
      • Batesland [Oglala Lakota County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2019: 114 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesland<2>
    • Kyle [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Porcupine [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Wounded Knee [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Denby [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denby
      • Denby [Oglala Lakota County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Plenty Bears
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denby
    • Sharps Corner [Oglala Lakota County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharps Corner
      • Sharps Corner [Oglala Lakota County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2014: 77 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharps Corner
    • Manderson [Oglala Lakota County]
    • Pine Ridge [Oglala Lakota County]
  • Cherry County (NE)
    • Merriman [Cherry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriman
      • Merriman [Cherry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merriman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merriman<2>
    • Cody [Cherry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cody
      • Cody [Cherry County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2019: 153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cody have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cody
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cody<2>
  • Sheridan County (NE)
    • Gordon [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Sheridan County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Plenty Bears
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<2>
    • Whiteclay [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteclay
      • Whiteclay [Sheridan County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Plenty Bears
      • Whiteclay has also been known as:
      • Pine Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteclay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteclay<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Plenty Bears ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Plenty Bears.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Plenty Bears, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Plenty Bears.

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 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 Plenty Bears:

  • 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 Nebraska
    • Stories from South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Plenty Bears ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Plenty Bears.

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

  • St. Johns Cemetery
  • Red Bear Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Bear Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Bear Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bear Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #97436<4>
  • Peyote Cemetery
  • Salaway Cemetery
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • St. Mary's Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Plenty Bears.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Body of Christ Cemetery
    • Knight Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knight Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knight Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Knight Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Plenty Bears.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knight Cemetery
    • Native American Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Native American Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Native American Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Native American Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Plenty Bears.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Native American Cemetery
    • Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery
    • Mediator Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mediator Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mediator Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mediator Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Plenty Bears.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mediator Cemetery
    • St. Ignatius Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ignatius Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ignatius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Ignatius Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Plenty Bears.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Ignatius Cemetery
    • Gethsemane Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gethsemane Cemetery
      • Gethsemane Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Plenty Bears.
      • Gethsemane Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Gethsemane Episcopal Church Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gethsemane Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #97036<4>
    • Feather on Head Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Feather on Head Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Feather on Head Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Feather on Head Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Plenty Bears.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feather on Head 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 Plenty Bears in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Plenty Bears.

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

  • Merriman [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriman
    • Merriman [Cherry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Plenty Bears
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Merriman had no post office or railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merriman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merriman<2>
  • Merriman [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merriman
    • Merriman [Cherry County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Plenty Bears
    • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Merriman had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merriman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merriman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merriman<2>
  • Irwin [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
    • Irwin [Cherry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Plenty Bears
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irwin had no post office or railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
  • Irwin [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
    • Irwin [Cherry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Plenty Bears
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irwin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
  • Eli [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eli
    • Eli [Cherry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Plenty Bears
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eli had no post office or railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eli have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eli
  • Eli [Cherry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eli
    • Eli [Cherry County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Plenty Bears
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eli had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eli have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eli

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plenty Bears. 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 '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- Plenty Bears) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plenty Bears. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2731, Longitude: -101.8421       In this case, the coordinates for Plenty Bears have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Plenty Bears, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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