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Pappas Place, Montana

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Our Genealogical Helper for Pappas Place ...

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 Pappas Place (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Pappas Place. 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 Pappas Place ...

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. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Pappas Place.

  • Typical abbreviation for Pappas Place: Pappas Pl. (or less commonly used: Pappas Plc.)

Newspapers Published in Pappas Place ...

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 139 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pappas Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pappas Place, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pappas Place.

Cemeteries Near Pappas Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pappas Place.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Holy Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mountain View Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W B'Nai Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Patrick Cemetery   [Map]     
      12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ESE Old Whitehall Cemetery   [Map]     
      14 miles [22.5 km]  
  ESE Whitehall Cemetery   [Map]     
      16 miles [25.7 km]  
  SSE Fish Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      19 miles [30.6 km]  
  S Silver Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      20 miles [32.2 km]  
  WNW Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Sunset Memorial Park   [Map]     


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.<2>

While we didn't find Pappas Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pappas Place.

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

Highview   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Pappas Place
 - Highview had railroad service and no post office
Woodville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pappas Place
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
East Butte   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pappas Place
 - East Butte had railroad service and no post office
Pipestone   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Pappas Place
 - Pipestone had railroad service and no post office
Butte   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pappas Place
 - 1895 population of 10,723 people
 - Butte had a post office and railroad service
Trask   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pappas Place
 - Trask had railroad service and no post office
Walkerville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pappas Place
 - 1895 population of 1,743 people (with 700 people in 2015)
 - Walkerville had a post office and no railroad service
Burlington - Historic   [Map]
 - While Burlington was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Pappas Place
 - 1895 population of 344 people
 - Burlington had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Pappas Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pappas Place in the 1890's.

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 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.

Pappas Place is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Madison, Powell & Silver Bow.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Pappas Place)
      Piedmont   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Whitehall   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cardwell   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Basin   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Boulder   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Comet - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Elkhorn - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jefferson City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clancy   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wise River   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lion City - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Copper City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crow Creek City - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Radersburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Deer Lodge
      Gregson - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mine Creek   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Anaconda   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      French Town   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Anaconda-Deer Lodge County   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stump Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Willow Creek   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Three Forks   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Silver Star   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Strawberry - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Twin Bridges   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pony - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Deer Lodge   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elliston   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Silver Bow
      Butte   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      North Walkerville - Historic   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Walkerville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Highland City - Historic   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Butte - Silver Bow   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ramsay   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moose Town   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fairmont Hot Springs   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Divide   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Melrose   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Pappas Place:

These websites are specific to Montana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Montana Historical Society

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Montana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Beaverhead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Broadwater County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Deer Lodge County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gallatin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Powell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Silver Bow County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Montana:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Montana,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Montana     Cemetery Wiki for Montana
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Montana,     of Jefferson County

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.

Disaster Stories from Montana

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Jefferson County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Montana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Pappas Place. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pappas Place) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pappas Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9713, Longitude: -112.3589     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pappas Place have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Pappas Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pappas Place.


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