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Our Genealogy Helper for Montpelier ...

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 Montpelier (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 Montpelier. 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.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Montpelier is located in Bear Lake County.

To see how the shape of Idaho's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bear Lake County: Caribou, Franklin, Rich (UT) & Lincoln (WY).

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

  • Bear Lake County     (The home county of Montpelier)
    • Bennington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Bear Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Wardboro [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardboro
      • Wardboro [Bear Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardboro
    • Bern [Bear Lake County]
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Paris [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<2>
    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<2>
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
    • Geneva [Bear Lake County]
    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<2>
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
  • Bannock County
  • Caribou County
    • Bench [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bench
      • Bench [Caribou County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bench
    • Soda Springs [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soda Springs
      • Soda Springs [Caribou County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,003 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soda Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soda Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soda Springs<2>
    • Grace [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
      • Grace [Caribou County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grace<2>
    • Conda [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conda
      • Conda [Caribou County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conda
    • Bancroft [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Caribou County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bancroft<2>
  • Franklin County
    • Thatcher [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thatcher
      • Thatcher [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thatcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thatcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thatcher<2>
    • Cherryville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherryville
      • Cherryville [Franklin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherryville
    • Franklin [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<2>
    • Preston [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Preston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Preston<2>
    • Dayton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<2>
    • Clifton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<2>
    • Oxford [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Weston [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 482 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<2>
  • Cache County (UT)
    • Lewiston [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Cache County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,780 people
      • Former names for Lewiston:
      • Cub Hill
      • Poverty Flat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewiston<2>
    • Richmond [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Cache County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<2>
    • Cornish [Cache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornish
      • Cornish [Cache County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 346 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornish<2>
  • Rich County (UT)
    • Garden City [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Rich County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<2>
    • Pickelville [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickelville
      • Pickelville [Rich County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
    • Garden [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden
      • Garden [Rich County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden
    • Laketown [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laketown
      • Laketown [Rich County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laketown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laketown<2>
  • Lincoln County (WY)
    • Taylor [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
      • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<2>
    • Smoot [Lincoln County]
    • Fairview [Lincoln County]
    • Afton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
      • Afton [Lincoln County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<2>
    • Auburn [Lincoln County]
    • Grover [Lincoln County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Montpelier ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Montpelier.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Montpelier. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Montpelier and those printed in the larger area surrounding Montpelier.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Montpelier.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Montpelier:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Utah
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Montpelier ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Montpelier.

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

  • Montpelier City Cemetery
  • Bennington Cemetery
  • Ovid Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ovid Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ovid Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ovid Cemetery
  • Lanark Cemetery
  • Dingle Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Liberty Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Geneva Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Geneva Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Geneva Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Geneva Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva Cemetery
    • Nounan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nounan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nounan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nounan Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nounan Cemetery
    • Raymond Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Raymond Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Raymond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Raymond Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond Cemetery
    • Skinner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skinner Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skinner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Skinner Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skinner Cemetery
    • St. Charles Cemetery
    • Smith Fork Cemetery
    • Old Presbyterian Cemetery
    • Lago Cemetery
    • Cleveland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cleveland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cleveland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cleveland Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Montpelier had a population of 1,174 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Montpelier had a population of 2,529 people.

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

  • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Montpelier
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,174 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,529 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montpelier had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<2>
  • Ovid [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ovid
    • Ovid [Bear Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ovid had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ovid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ovid
  • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dingle
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dingle had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dingle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dingle<2>
  • Liberty [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty [Bear Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Paris [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 893 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Paris had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<2>
  • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bloomington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
    • Novene [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novene
      • Novene [Bear Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Novene had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novene have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novene
    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 122 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Charles had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<2>
    • Border [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Border
      • Border [Bear Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Border had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Border have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Border
    • Manson [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manson
      • Manson [Bear Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Montpelier
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Manson had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manson
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Haven
      • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fish Haven had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fish Haven<2>
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
      • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cokeville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<2>
    • Garden City [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Rich County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Montpelier
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Garden City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Montpelier ...

While our initial data about Montpelier came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Montpelier in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Montpelier.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Montpelier:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Mobile Oil Map of Idaho (1949)
Published by Mobile Oil Company

Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1937)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

Shell Oil Road Map for Utah (1950)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Montpelier in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Montpelier for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Montpelier. See our Misc Page for Montpelier for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Montpelier:

Montpelier was mentioned in a Union Pacific Time Table from 1924.

Also mentioned in a Union Pacific Time Table from 1939.

And mentioned in a Union Pacific Time Table from 1950.

The following mentioned Montpelier as a scheduled stop:

City of Portland: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct City of Portland (train schedule from 1956). The City of Portland travelled between Chicago (IL) and Portland (OR)

Idahoan: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct Idahoan (train schedule from 1951). The Idahoan travelled between Chicago (IL) and Seattle (WA)

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

The official website for Bear Lake County: www.bearlakecounty.info/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

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- Montpelier) 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 Montpelier. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontpelierOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montpelier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3220, Longitude: -111.2978    
<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 Montpelier, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2022