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Our Genealogy Helper for Ridgeview ...

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 Ridgeview (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 Ridgeview. 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.

Ridgeview is located in Dewey 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 Dewey County: Corson, Potter, Stanley, Sully, Walworth & Ziebach.

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

  • Dewey County     (The home county of Ridgeview)
    • La Plant [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Plant
      • La Plant [Dewey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Plant
    • Whitehorse [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehorse
      • Whitehorse [Dewey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeview
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehorse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehorse<3>
    • Virginia [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia
      • Virginia [Dewey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia
    • Parade [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parade
      • Parade [Dewey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 34 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parade<3>
    • Marksville [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Dewey County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
    • Eagle Butte [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Butte
      • Eagle Butte [Dewey County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
    • North Eagle Butte [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Eagle Butte
      • North Eagle Butte [Dewey County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Eagle Butte
    • Green Grass [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grass
      • Green Grass [Dewey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 35 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass
    • Glencross [Dewey County]
    • Moreau [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moreau
      • Moreau [Dewey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 21 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moreau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreau
    • Timber Lake [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Lake
      • Timber Lake [Dewey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timber Lake<3>
    • Lantry [Dewey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lantry
      • Lantry [Dewey County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lantry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lantry<3>
  • Corson County
    • Trail City [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail City
      • Trail City [Corson County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trail City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trail City<3>
    • Little Eagle [Corson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Eagle
      • Little Eagle [Corson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeview
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Eagle<3>
  • Potter County
    • Forest City [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
      • Forest City [Potter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City
  • Stanley County
    • Orton [Stanley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orton
      • Orton [Stanley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orton
    • Mission Ridge [Stanley County]
    • Lacy [Stanley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacy
      • Lacy [Stanley County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2014: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacy
  • Sully County
    • Agar [Sully County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agar
      • Agar [Sully County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2019: 80 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Agar<3>
  • Walworth County
    • Mobridge [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mobridge
      • Mobridge [Walworth County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mobridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mobridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mobridge<3>
    • Akaska [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akaska
      • Akaska [Walworth County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akaska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akaska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akaska<3>
    • Glenham [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenham
      • Glenham [Walworth County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2019: 105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenham<3>
  • Ziebach County
    • Dupree [Ziebach County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupree
      • Dupree [Ziebach County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview
      • Estimated population in 2019: 518 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dupree<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Ridgeview ...

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 Ridgeview.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ridgeview, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ridgeview.

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 either 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 Ridgeview:

  • 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 Ridgeview ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ridgeview.

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

  • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs Cemetery
  • Rushs Enemy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rushs Enemy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rushs Enemy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rushs Enemy Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushs Enemy Cemetery
  • St. Pauls Episcopal Cemetery
  • Emmanuel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmanuel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emmanuel Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeview.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmanuel Cemetery
  • On-a-Tree Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the On-a-Tree Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the On-a-Tree Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • On-a-Tree Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ridgeview.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on On-a-Tree Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ridgeview.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eagle Butte Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Butte 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Green Grass Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grass Cemetery
    • Swift Bird Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swift Bird Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swift Bird Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Swift Bird Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swift Bird 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marks Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marks Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sacred Heart Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Rousseau Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rousseau Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rousseau Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rousseau Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rousseau Cemetery
    • Le Beau Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Le Beau Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Le Beau Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Le Beau Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Beau Cemetery
    • Walking Horse Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walking Horse Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walking Horse Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walking Horse Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walking Horse Cemetery
    • Mission Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mission Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mission Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mission Ridge Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Ridgeview.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Ridge 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 Ridgeview in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ridgeview.

  • Forest City [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest City
    • Forest City [Potter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Ridgeview
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forest City had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest City

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Dakota

About Dewey County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ridgeview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.0850, Longitude: -100.8004       In this case, the coordinates for Ridgeview 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 Ridgeview, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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