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Welcome to Andersonville ...

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

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


Andersonville would have been located within present day Fergus County<2>.


The location of Andersonville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Andersonville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Andersonville is 4,410 feet [1,344 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Andersonville is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Andersonville was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Andersonville would have been located in the (406) area code.

Communities Also Named Andersonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 16 communities that are also named Andersonville - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia (3), Indiana (2), Kentucky, Michigan, New Brunswick, Ohio (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Andersonville.

Communities near Andersonville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Andersonville.

  • Lewistown
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown is located in Fergus County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown <5>
  • Giltedge ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
    • Giltedge is located in Fergus County
  • Hilger
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Fort Maginnis ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Maginnis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Maginnis
    • Fort Maginnis is located in Fergus County
  • Roy Junction
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Roy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy Junction
    • Roy Junction is located in Fergus County
  • Kendall ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendall
    • Kendall is located in Fergus County
  • Lewistown Heights
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown Heights
    • Lewistown Heights is located in Fergus County
  • Christina
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christina
    • Christina is located in Fergus County
  • Heath
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath
    • Heath is located in Fergus County
  • Forestgrove
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Andersonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Andersonville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Andersonville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Andersonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Andersonville. See our Newspapers Page for Andersonville.

Adding Andersonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Andersonville in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Andersonville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Andersonville post office opened in 1881.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Andersonville.

The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.mt.us/

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 Andersonville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Fergus, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Andersonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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