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Our Genealogy Helper for Montgomery ...

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 Montgomery (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 Montgomery. 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.

Montgomery is located in Dickinson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dickinson County: Clay, Emmet, Osceola & Jackson (MN).

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

  DirDistance
Dickinson     (The home county for Montgomery)
  Spirit Lake   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Wahpeton   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Okoboji   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Orleans   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  West Okoboji   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Arnolds Park   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lake Park   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Milford   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Old Town   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Superior   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Terril   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Buena Vista
  Linn Grove   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sioux Rapids   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Clay
  Fostoria   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Langdon   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Everly   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Spencer   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dickens   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Royal   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Greenville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rossie   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gillett Grove   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Webb   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Peterson   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Emmet
  Estherville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Wallingford   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gruver   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dolliver   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Armstrong   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ringsted   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lyon
  Little Rock   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  George   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
O'Brien
  Hartley   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Moneta   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Sanborn   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Primghar   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Archer   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sutherland   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sheldon   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Paullina   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Osceola
  Harris   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  May City   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ocheyedan   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Melvin   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Allendorf   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cloverdale   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ashton   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Palo Alto
  Graettinger   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ruthven   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ayrshire   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Emmetsburg   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Curlew   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Cylinder   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Sioux
  Matlock   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Cottonwood (MN)
  Windom (MN)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bingham Lake (MN)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mountain Lake (MN)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jackson (MN)
  Lakefield (MN)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jackson (MN)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Okabena (MN)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alpha (MN)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Heron Lake (MN)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wilder (MN)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Martin (MN)
  Dunnell (MN)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sherburn (MN)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ceylon (MN)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Trimont (MN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Welcome (MN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairmont (MN)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Murray (MN)
  Fulda (MN)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Nobles (MN)
  Round Lake (MN)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brewster (MN)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Worthington (MN)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bigelow (MN)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dundee (MN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kinbrae (MN)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Reading (MN)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rushmore (MN)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wilmont (MN)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Adrian (MN)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Watonwan (MN)
  Odin (MN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ormsby (MN)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Montgomery ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Montgomery.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Montgomery covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Lakeland Memory Gardens Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Lake View Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Margaret Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Silver Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Excelsior Twp. Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Loon Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sioux Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Milford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Westport Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Norwegian Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Montgomery ...

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 247 newspapers that have been published in the area around Montgomery.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Montgomery, there are papers which were published within 46 miles [74 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Montgomery.

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 Montgomery in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Montgomery.

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

Okoboji   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Montgomery
 - Okoboji had a post office and no railroad service
 
Spirit Lake   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Montgomery
 - 1895 population of 782 people (with 5,070 people in 2018)
 - Spirit Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Arnolds Park   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Montgomery
 - Arnolds Park had railroad service and no post office
 
Lake Park   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Montgomery
 - Lake Park had a post office and railroad service
 
Milford   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Montgomery
 - 1895 population of 62 people (with 2,983 people in 2018)
 - Milford had a post office and railroad service
 
Sioux Valley (MN)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Montgomery
 - Sioux Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Harris   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Montgomery
 - Harris had a post office and railroad service
 
Superior   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Montgomery
 - Superior had a post office and railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Montgomery:

These websites are specific to Iowa:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //iowaculture.gov/history/

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

These pages are specific to Dickinson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Buena Vista County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Clay County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Emmet County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lyon County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
O'Brien County:     Cyndi's
List

 
   
Osceola County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Palo Alto County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sioux County:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cottonwood County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Martin County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Murray County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nobles County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Watonwan County (MN):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Iowa:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Iowa,
Cemeteries of Dickinson County
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Iowa
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Iowa
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Iowa

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 Iowa
 
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      Minnesota

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Iowa

About Dickinson County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dickinson County: www.co.dickinson.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montgomery) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montgomery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4408, Longitude: -95.2028     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Montgomery 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 Montgomery, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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