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Our Genealogy Helper for Abbott Lake ...

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

We've added Abbott Lake to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Abbott Lake, 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 Abbott Lake (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 Abbott Lake. 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.

Name Variations for Abbott Lake ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Abbott Lake: Abbott Lk.

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 Abbott Lake is historic, it would have been located within present day Pondera County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pondera County: Big Horn, Carter, Custer, Rosebud, Campbell (WY), Crook (WY) & Sheridan (WY).

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

  • Pondera County     (The home county of Abbott Lake)
    • Valier [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valier
      • Valier [Pondera County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Abbott Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valier<4>
    • Dupuyer [Pondera County]
    • Conrad [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conrad
      • Conrad [Pondera County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Abbott Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conrad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conrad<4>
    • Ledger [Pondera County]
    • Gallup City [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallup City
      • Gallup City [Pondera County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Abbott Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallup City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallup City
    • Heart Butte [Pondera County]
    • Brady [Pondera County]
  • Glacier County
    • Cut Bank [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut Bank
      • Cut Bank [Glacier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Abbott Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut Bank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut Bank<4>
    • Santa Rita [Glacier County]
    • Browning [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browning
      • Browning [Glacier County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Abbott Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,001 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Browning<4>
  • Teton County
  • Toole County
    • Ethridge [Toole County]
    • Shelby [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Toole County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Abbott Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<4>
    • Kevin [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kevin
      • Kevin [Toole County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Abbott Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kevin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kevin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kevin<4>
    • Oilmont [Toole County]
    • Sunburst [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunburst
      • Sunburst [Toole County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Abbott Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunburst have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunburst<4>
    • Galata [Toole County]

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

Newspapers Published in Abbott Lake ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Abbott Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Abbott Lake, 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 Abbott Lake.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Montana

Cemeteries Near Abbott Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Abbott Lake.

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

  • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lakeview Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Abbott Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Pondera Colony Cemetery
  • Birch Creek Colony Cemetery
  • New Miami Colony Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Miami Colony Cemetery
    • The New Miami Colony Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Dupuyer.To be more precise, New Miami Colony Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Abbott Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Miami Colony Cemetery
  • Robare Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robare Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robare Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Robare Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Abbott Lake.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robare Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Crown Hill Cemetery
    • Shelby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shelby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shelby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shelby Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Abbott Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby Cemetery
    • Toole County Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Toole County Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toole County Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Toole County Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Abbott Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toole County Cemetery
    • Valley View Cemetery
    • Hillside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hillside Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Abbott Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
    • Dupuyer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dupuyer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dupuyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dupuyer Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Abbott Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupuyer Cemetery
    • Pondera Valley Lutheran Cemetery
    • Four Horns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Four Horns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Four Horns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Four Horns Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Abbott Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Horns Cemetery
    • Holy Family Mission Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Family Mission Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Family Mission Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holy Family Mission Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Abbott Lake.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Family Mission 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.

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

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

  • Dupuyer [Pondera County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupuyer
    • Dupuyer [Pondera County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Abbott Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dupuyer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupuyer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dupuyer<4>
  • Conrad [Pondera County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conrad
    • Conrad [Pondera County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Abbott Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,412 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Conrad had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conrad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conrad<4>

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

The Communities of Montana

About Pondera County

About Montana

The official website for Pondera County: www.ponderacountymontana.org/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.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 Abbott Lake, 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Abbott Lake) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abbott Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4097, Longitude: -112.2292       In this case, the coordinates for Abbott Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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