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Our Genealogy Helper for Absher ...

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

We've added Absher to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Absher, 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 Absher (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 Absher. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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 Absher is historic, it would have been located within present day Musselshell 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 Musselshell County: Fergus, Golden Valley, Petroleum, Rosebud, Treasure & Yellowstone.

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

  • Musselshell County     (The home county of Absher)
    • Musselshell [Musselshell County]
    • Melstone [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melstone
      • Melstone [Musselshell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Absher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melstone<3>
    • Roundup [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup
      • Roundup [Musselshell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Absher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roundup<3>
    • Camp Three [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Three
      • Camp Three [Musselshell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Absher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Three have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Three
    • Klein [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klein
      • Klein [Musselshell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Absher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Klein have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klein
  • Garfield County
  • Petroleum County
    • Winnett [Petroleum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnett
      • Winnett [Petroleum County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Absher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnett<3>
  • Rosebud County
  • Treasure County
    • Bighorn [Treasure County]
    • Hysham [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hysham
      • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Absher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hysham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hysham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hysham<3>
  • Yellowstone County
    • Custer [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Absher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<3>
    • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]

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

Newspapers Published in Absher ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Absher.

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

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 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 Absher:

  • 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 Absher ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Absher.

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

  • Musselshell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Musselshell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Musselshell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Musselshell Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Absher.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Musselshell Cemetery
  • Melstone Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Melstone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Melstone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Melstone Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Absher.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melstone Cemetery
  • Cabin Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cabin Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cabin Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cabin Creek Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Absher.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek Cemetery
  • Sumatra Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sumatra Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sumatra Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sumatra Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Absher.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumatra Cemetery
  • Roundup Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roundup Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roundup Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roundup Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Absher.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup Cemetery
  • Castle Butte Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Flatwillow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flatwillow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flatwillow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Flatwillow Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Absher.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwillow Cemetery
    • United Mine Workers of America Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the United Mine Workers of America Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the United Mine Workers of America Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • United Mine Workers of America Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Absher.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on United Mine Workers of America Cemetery
    • Miracle Lodge #84 Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miracle Lodge #84 Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miracle Lodge #84 Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Miracle Lodge #84 Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Absher.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miracle Lodge #84 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 Absher in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Absher.

  • Roundup [Musselshell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup
    • Roundup [Musselshell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Absher
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,864 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roundup had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roundup<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Absher ...

While our initial data about Absher came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Absher 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 Absher.

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

Shell Oil Map of Montana (1951)
Published by Shell Oil Company

The GNIS database contains an entry for Absher. See our Misc Page for Absher for more information.

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Musselshell County

About Montana

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 Absher, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Absher) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Absher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5583, Longitude: -107.9840       In this case, the coordinates for Absher have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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