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Our Genealogy Helper for Red Elm ...

So far, we have found very little information about Red Elm. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Red Elm to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Red Elm, please Contact Us.


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 Red Elm (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 Red Elm. 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.

Name Variations for Red Elm ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name.

We have seen the following variation for Red Elm:

  • Redelm

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Red Elm is historic, it would have been located within present day Ziebach 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 Ziebach County: Dewey, Haakon, Meade, Pennington, Perkins & Stanley.

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

  • Ziebach County     (The home county of Red Elm)
    • Dupree [Ziebach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupree
      • Dupree [Ziebach County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2019: 518 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dupree<3>
    • Iron Lightning [Ziebach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Lightning
      • Iron Lightning [Ziebach County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2014: 412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Lightning have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Lightning
    • Red Scaffold [Ziebach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Scaffold
      • Red Scaffold [Ziebach County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2014: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Scaffold have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Scaffold
    • Glad Valley [Ziebach County]
    • Cherry Creek [Ziebach County]
  • Dewey County
    • Lantry [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lantry
      • Lantry [Dewey County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2014: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lantry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lantry<3>
    • Eagle Butte [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Butte
      • Eagle Butte [Dewey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Butte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Butte<3>
    • Green Grass [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grass
      • Green Grass [Dewey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 35 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass
    • North Eagle Butte [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Eagle Butte
      • North Eagle Butte [Dewey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,954 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Eagle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Eagle Butte
    • Isabel [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isabel
      • Isabel [Dewey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2019: 152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isabel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isabel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Isabel<3>
    • Parade [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parade
      • Parade [Dewey County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2014: 34 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parade<3>
    • Firesteel [Dewey County]
  • Meade County
    • Faith [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faith
      • Faith [Meade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faith have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Faith<3>
    • Howes [Meade County]
    • Opal [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Meade County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2014: 30 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<3>
    • Marcus [Meade County]
    • Plainview [Meade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Meade County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2014: 55 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
  • Perkins County
    • Usta [Perkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Usta
      • Usta [Perkins County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Elm
      • Estimated population in 2014: 22 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Usta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Usta
    • Meadow [Perkins County]

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

Newspapers Published in Red Elm ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Elm.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Elm, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Elm.

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 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 Red Elm:

  • 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 Red Elm ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Elm.

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

  • Red Elm Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Elm Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Elm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Elm Cemetery
  • Iron Lightning Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Iron Lightning Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Iron Lightning Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Iron Lightning Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Red Elm.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Lightning Cemetery
  • Dupree Cemetery
  • Faith Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Faith Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Faith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Faith Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Red Elm.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Faith Cemetery
  • St. Luke Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Luke Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Luke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Luke Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Red Elm.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Luke Cemetery
  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Red Elm.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. James Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. James Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. James Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. James Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. James Cemetery
    • Lantry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lantry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lantry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lantry Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lantry Cemetery
    • Eaglestaff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eaglestaff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eaglestaff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eaglestaff Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaglestaff Cemetery
    • St. Pius Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Pius Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Pius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Pius Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Pius Cemetery
    • St. Marks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marks Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
    • St. Marks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marks Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
    • Eagle Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eagle Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eagle Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eagle Butte Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Butte Cemetery
    • Little Dog Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Dog Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Dog Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Dog Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Dog Cemetery
    • Green Grass Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Grass Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Grass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Grass Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Red Elm.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Ziebach County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Red Elm, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Red Elm) 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 Red Elm. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Red Elm

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Elm. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0557, Longitude: -101.7838       In this case, the coordinates for Red Elm 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 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.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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