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Our Genealogy Helper for Basin ...

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 Basin (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 Basin. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Basin is located in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County: Broadwater, Deer Lodge, Gallatin, Lewis and Clark, Madison, Powell & Silver Bow.

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

  • Jefferson County     (The home county of Basin)
    • Comet [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
      • Comet [Jefferson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
      • Comet has also been known as:
      • High Ore
    • Boulder [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
      • Boulder [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Basin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,291 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<2>
    • Elk Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
      • Elk Park [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
    • Jefferson City [Jefferson County]
    • Elkhorn [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Clancy [Jefferson County]
    • Montana City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montana City
      • Montana City [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montana City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montana City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montana City<2>
    • Pipestone Hot Springs [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestone Hot Springs
      • Pipestone Hot Springs [Jefferson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestone Hot Springs
    • Whitehall [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehall
      • Whitehall [Jefferson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Basin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,160 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitehall<2>
    • Piedmont [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Jefferson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piedmont
    • Cardwell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardwell
      • Cardwell [Jefferson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Basin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cardwell<2>
  • Broadwater County
    • Radersburg [Broadwater County]
    • Winston [Broadwater County]
    • Townsend [Broadwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsend
      • Townsend [Broadwater County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Basin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,220 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsend<2>
    • Toston [Broadwater County]
  • Deer Lodge County
    • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Springs
      • Warm Springs [Deer Lodge County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warm Springs
    • Gregson [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregson
      • Gregson [Deer Lodge County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
    • Anaconda [Deer Lodge County]
    • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County [Deer Lodge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
      • Anaconda-Deer Lodge County [Deer Lodge County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Basin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anaconda-Deer Lodge County came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anaconda-Deer Lodge County
  • Lewis and Clark County
    • Rimini [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimini
      • Rimini [Lewis and Clark County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Basin
    • Frontier Town [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frontier Town
      • Frontier Town [Lewis and Clark County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Basin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frontier Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frontier Town
    • Park City [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Lewis and Clark County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Basin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
    • Helena [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Lewis and Clark County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,737 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Helena<2>
    • Austin [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
      • Austin [Lewis and Clark County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
    • Fort Harrison [Lewis and Clark County]
    • Birdseye [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdseye
      • Birdseye [Lewis and Clark County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdseye
    • East Helena [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Helena
      • East Helena [Lewis and Clark County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Helena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Helena<2>
    • Marysville [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
    • Canyon Creek [Lewis and Clark County]
  • Madison County
  • Powell County
    • Emery [Powell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emery
      • Emery [Powell County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Basin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elliston [Powell County]
    • Deer Lodge [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Lodge
      • Deer Lodge [Powell County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Basin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Lodge<2>
    • Avon [Powell County]
    • Garrison [Powell County]
    • Goldcreek [Powell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldcreek
      • Goldcreek [Powell County] was located 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Basin
      • Goldcreek has also been known as:
      • Gold Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldcreek<2>
  • Silver Bow County
    • North Walkerville [Silver Bow County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Walkerville
      • North Walkerville [Silver Bow County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
    • Walkerville [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkerville
      • Walkerville [Silver Bow County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkerville<2>
    • Butte [Silver Bow County]
    • Williamsburg [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Silver Bow County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Janney [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janney
      • Janney [Silver Bow County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Janney
    • Ramsay [Silver Bow County]
    • Fairmont Hot Springs [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont Hot Springs
      • Fairmont Hot Springs [Silver Bow County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
      • Fairmont Hot Springs has also been known as:
      • Gregson Fairmont Hot Springs
      • Gregson Hot Springs
      • Gregson Springs
      • Gregson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont Hot Springs
    • Butte - Silver Bow [Silver Bow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butte - Silver Bow
      • Butte - Silver Bow [Silver Bow County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butte - Silver Bow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte - Silver Bow

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Basin ...

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 141 newspapers that have been published in the area around Basin.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Basin. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Basin and those printed in the larger area surrounding Basin.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Basin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Basin:

  • 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 Basin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Basin.

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

  • Boulder Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boulder Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boulder Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • The Boulder Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Boulder.To be precise, Boulder Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Basin.
    • Boulder Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Boulder Cemetery
    • Boulder Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20781<5>
  • Jefferson City Cemetery
  • Elkhorn Cemetery
  • St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery
    • St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Basin.
    • St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Boulder Valley Cemetery
    • North Boulder Cemetery
    • North Boulder Valley Cemetery
    • White Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2145207<5>
  • B'nai Israel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the B'nai Israel Cemetery
    • The B'nai Israel Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Butte.To be precise, B'nai Israel Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin.
    • B'nai Israel Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Bnai Israel Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on B'nai Israel Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20750<5>
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • The Mt. Moriah Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Butte.Mt. Moriah Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21007<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Patricks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Patricks Cemetery
      • The St. Patricks Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Butte.To be more precise, St. Patricks Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Patricks Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21101<5>
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • The Mountain View Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located outside and to the southeast of Butte.Stated another way, Mountain View Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21010<5>
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Basin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Montana State Veterans Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Montana State Veterans Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Montana State Veterans Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Montana State Veterans Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Basin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montana State Veterans Cemetery
    • Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Benton Ave. Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benton Ave. Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benton Ave. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Benton Ave. Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton Ave. Cemetery
    • Home of Peace Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Home of Peace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Home of Peace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Home of Peace Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home of Peace Cemetery
    • Ft. William Henry Harrison 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Basin had a population of 104 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Basin [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Basin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 104 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Basin had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<2>
  • Bernice [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernice
    • Bernice [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Basin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bernice had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernice
  • Comet [Jefferson County] - Historic
    • While Comet was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
    • Comet [Jefferson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Comet had a post office and no railroad service
    • Comet has also been known as:
    • High Ore
  • Boulder [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Basin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,291 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boulder had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boulder<2>
  • Elk Park [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
    • Elk Park [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elk Park had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
  • Amazon [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amazon
    • Amazon [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Amazon had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amazon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amazon
  • Continue List ...
    • Portal [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portal
      • Portal [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Portal had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portal
    • Wickes [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • While Wickes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickes
      • Wickes [Jefferson County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 627 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wickes had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wickes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Corbin [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corbin
      • Corbin [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Corbin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbin
    • Trask [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trask
      • Trask [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Trask had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trask have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trask
    • Jefferson City [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson City
      • Jefferson City [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Basin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Jefferson City had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson City<2>
    • Elkhorn [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Basin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 297 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Elkhorn had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Rimini [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
      • While Rimini was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimini
      • Rimini [Lewis and Clark County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Basin
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rimini had a post office and railroad service
    • Champion [Deer Lodge County] - Historic
      • While Champion was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
      • Champion [Deer Lodge County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Basin
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Champion had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woodville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Basin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Basin ...

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

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 Basin:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Montana

About Jefferson County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.mt.us/

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- Basin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Basin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BasinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Basin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2713, Longitude: -112.2636       In this case, the coordinates for Basin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>If we have 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.
<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.
<6>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 Basin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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