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Our Genealogy Helper for Argenta ...

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 Argenta (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 Argenta. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Argenta is located in Beaverhead 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 Beaverhead County: Clark (ID), Fremont (ID), Lemhi (ID), Deer Lodge, Madison, Ravalli & Silver Bow.

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

  • Beaverhead County     (The home county of Argenta)
    • Bannack [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannack
      • Bannack [Beaverhead County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Argenta
    • Dillon [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
      • Dillon [Beaverhead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Argenta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,333 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<3>
    • Polaris [Beaverhead County]
    • Glen [Beaverhead County]
    • Elkhorn [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Beaverhead County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Argenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Armstead [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armstead
      • Armstead [Beaverhead County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Argenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lion City [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lion City
      • Lion City [Beaverhead County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Argenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lion City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glendale [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Beaverhead County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Argenta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Jackson [Beaverhead County]
    • Wise River [Beaverhead County]
    • Wisdom [Beaverhead County]
    • Dell [Beaverhead County]
  • Madison County
    • Twin Bridges [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bridges
      • Twin Bridges [Madison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Argenta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bridges have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Bridges
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Bridges<3>
    • Sheridan [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Madison County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Argenta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<3>
    • Alder [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder
      • Alder [Madison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Argenta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alder<3>
    • Silver Star [Madison County]
  • Silver Bow County

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

Newspapers Published in Argenta ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Argenta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Argenta, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Argenta.

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 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 Argenta:

  • 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 Argenta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Argenta.

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

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 Argenta had a population of 216 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Argenta [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argenta
    • Argenta [Beaverhead County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Argenta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Argenta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argenta
  • Bannack [Beaverhead County] - Historic
    • While Bannack was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannack
    • Bannack [Beaverhead County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Argenta
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 193 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bannack had a post office and no railroad service
  • Apex [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apex
    • Apex [Beaverhead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Argenta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Apex had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apex have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apex
  • Barretts [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barretts
    • Barretts [Beaverhead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Argenta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barretts had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barretts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barretts
  • Dillon [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
    • Dillon [Beaverhead County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Argenta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,012 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,333 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dillon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<3>
  • Dalys [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalys
    • Dalys [Beaverhead County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Argenta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dalys had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalys
  • Continue List ...
    • Glen [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen
      • Glen [Beaverhead County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Argenta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glen had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen<3>
    • Grayling [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayling
      • Grayling [Beaverhead County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Argenta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grayling had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayling
    • Melrose [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose [Silver Bow County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Argenta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Melrose had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose<3>
    • Glendale [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendale
      • Glendale [Beaverhead County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Argenta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 371 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Glendale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendale
    • Red Rock [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Beaverhead County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Argenta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Rock had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Argenta ...

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

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 Argenta:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Beaverhead County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Argenta) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Argenta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArgentaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argenta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2798, Longitude: -112.8619    
<2>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.
<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 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 Argenta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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