RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Box Elder, Montana
(Chouteau County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MT
Communities

















Our Genealogy Helper for Box Elder ...

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 Box Elder (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 Box Elder. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Box Elder is primarily located in Chouteau County. A portion of Box Elder extends into Hill 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 Chouteau County: Blaine, Cascade, Fergus, Hill, Judith Basin, Liberty, Pondera & Teton.

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

  • Chouteau County     (The home county of Box Elder)
    • Boneau [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boneau
      • Boneau [Chouteau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boneau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boneau
    • Big Sandy [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [Chouteau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Box Elder
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<3>
    • Virgelle [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgelle
      • Virgelle [Chouteau County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Box Elder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgelle
    • Loma [Chouteau County]
  • Blaine County
    • Lloyd [Blaine County]
    • Chinook [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinook
      • Chinook [Blaine County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chinook<3>
  • Hill County
    • Azure [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azure
      • Azure [Hill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Box Elder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azure
    • Sangrey [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sangrey
      • Sangrey [Hill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sangrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sangrey
    • Saint Pierre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Pierre
      • Saint Pierre [Hill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Box Elder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Pierre
    • Parker School [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker School
      • Parker School [Hill County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parker School have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker School
    • Kremlin [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kremlin
      • Kremlin [Hill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kremlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kremlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kremlin<3>
    • Herron [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herron
      • Herron [Hill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herron
    • Beaver Creek [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Hill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek
    • West Havre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Havre
      • West Havre [Hill County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Havre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Havre
    • Gildford [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gildford
      • Gildford [Hill County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gildford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gildford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gildford<3>
    • Havre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre
      • Havre [Hill County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,706 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre<3>
    • Saddle Butte [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Butte
      • Saddle Butte [Hill County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddle Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddle Butte
    • Hingham [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hingham
      • Hingham [Hill County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Box Elder
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 118 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hingham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hingham<3>
  • Liberty County
    • Joplin [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joplin
      • Joplin [Liberty County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Box Elder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joplin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joplin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joplin<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Box Elder ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Box Elder.

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

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 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 Box Elder:

  • 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 Box Elder ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Box Elder.

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

  • Box Elder Cemetery
  • Big Sandy Cemetery
  • Rocky Boy Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rocky Boy Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rocky Boy Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocky Boy Grave lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Box Elder.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Boy Grave
  • Sunset Garden Park Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Garden Park Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Garden Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Garden Park Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Garden Park Cemetery
  • Kenilworth Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
    • The Calvary Cemetery is located in Havre.To be precise, Calvary Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Highland Cemetery
    • Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hope Cemetery
      • The Mt. Hope Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Havre.Mt. Hope Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope Cemetery
    • Gildford Hill County Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gildford Hill County Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gildford Hill County Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gildford Hill County Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Box Elder.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gildford Hill County Cemetery
    • Hungry Hollow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hungry Hollow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hungry Hollow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hungry Hollow Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Box Elder.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungry Hollow Cemetery
    • Grainbelt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grainbelt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grainbelt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grainbelt Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Box Elder.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grainbelt Cemetery
    • North Havre Lutheran Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Havre Lutheran Church Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Havre Lutheran Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • North Havre Lutheran Church Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Havre Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Rudyard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rudyard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rudyard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rudyard Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Box Elder.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudyard 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Box Elder had a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Elder
    • Box Elder [Chouteau County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Box Elder
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Box Elder had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Elder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Box Elder<3>
  • Big Sandy [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
    • Big Sandy [Chouteau County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Box Elder
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Big Sandy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<3>
  • Verona [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
    • Verona [Chouteau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Box Elder
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Verona had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
  • Havre [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre
    • Havre [Hill County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Box Elder
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,706 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Havre had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre<3>
  • Warrick [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrick
    • Warrick [Chouteau County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Box Elder
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warrick had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrick

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Box Elder ...

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

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 Box Elder:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Chouteau County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chouteau County: www.co.chouteau.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- Box Elder) 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 Box Elder. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Box ElderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Box Elder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.3177, Longitude: -110.0143    
<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 Box Elder, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022