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Our Genealogy Helper for Allen ...

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

We've added Allen to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Allen, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Allen (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 Allen. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Allen is historic, it would have been located within present day Garfield 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 Garfield County: Custer, McCone, Petroleum, Phillips, Prairie, Rosebud & Valley.

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

  • Garfield County     (The home county of Allen)
    • Cohagen [Garfield County]
    • Hillside [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Garfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
    • Jordan [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Garfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Allen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jordan<3>
  • McCone County
  • Rosebud County

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

Newspapers Published in Allen ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allen.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allen, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allen.

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 helpful 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 Allen:

  • 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 Allen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allen.

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

  • Cohagen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cohagen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cohagen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cohagen Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Allen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohagen Cemetery
  • Neudorfer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neudorfer Cemetery
    • The Neudorfer Cemetery is located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Jordan.To be more precise, Neudorfer Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Allen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neudorfer Cemetery
  • Watkins Cemetery
  • Biebers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Biebers Cemetery
    • Biebers Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Allen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biebers Cemetery
  • Biebers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Biebers Cemetery
    • Biebers Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Allen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biebers Cemetery
  • Haglunds Ritchie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haglunds Ritchie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haglunds Ritchie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Haglunds Ritchie Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Allen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haglunds Ritchie Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Greenridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenridge Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Allen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenridge Cemetery
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Allen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
    • Vanstel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vanstel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vanstel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vanstel Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Allen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanstel Cemetery
    • Hinther Cemetery

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

Mentions & References for Allen

Find a Community located in Montana

About Garfield 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 Allen, 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- Allen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0722, Longitude: -106.4850       In this case, the coordinates for Allen 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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