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Our Genealogy Helper for Crain Place ...

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 Crain Place (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 Crain Place. 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.

Name Variations for Crain Place ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Crain Place: Crain Pl. (or less commonly used: Crain Plc.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Crain Place is located in Rosebud 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 Rosebud County: Big Horn, Custer, Garfield, Musselshell, Petroleum, Powder River, Treasure & Yellowstone.

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

  • Rosebud County     (The home county of Crain Place)
    • Rosebud [Rosebud County]
    • Colstrip [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colstrip
      • Colstrip [Rosebud County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Crain Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colstrip
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colstrip<2>
    • Forsyth [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
      • Forsyth [Rosebud County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Crain Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<2>
    • Ashland [Rosebud County]
    • Lame Deer [Rosebud County]
  • Custer County
    • Miles City [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles City
      • Miles City [Custer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Crain Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles City<2>
    • Volborg [Custer County]

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

Newspapers Published in Crain Place ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Crain Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Crain Place, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Crain Place.

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 either 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 Crain Place:

  • 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 Crain Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Crain Place.

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

  • Bean Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bean Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Bean Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Bean Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Crain Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bean Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20756<5>
  • Brown Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brown Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Crain Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown Cemetery
  • Hathaway Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hathaway Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hathaway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hathaway Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Crain Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hathaway Cemetery
  • Rosebud Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosebud Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosebud Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosebud Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Crain Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud Cemetery
  • Colstrip Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Colstrip Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Colstrip Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Colstrip Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Crain Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colstrip Cemetery
  • Lee Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lee Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lee Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Crain Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Forsyth Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forsyth Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forsyth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forsyth Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Crain Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth Cemetery
    • North Stacey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the North Stacey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the North Stacey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • North Stacey Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Crain Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Stacey 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>

While we didn't find Crain Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Crain Place.

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

  • Sabra [Rosebud County] - Historic
    • While Sabra was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabra
    • Sabra [Rosebud County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Crain Place
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sabra had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabra have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lee [Rosebud County] - Historic
    • While Lee was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
    • Lee [Rosebud County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Crain Place
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Brandenberg [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandenberg
    • Brandenberg [Rosebud County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Crain Place
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brandenberg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandenberg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandenberg
  • Hathaway [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hathaway
    • Hathaway [Rosebud County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Crain Place
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hathaway had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hathaway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hathaway
  • Rosebud [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
    • Rosebud [Rosebud County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Crain Place
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rosebud had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosebud<2>
  • Garland [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
    • Garland [Custer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Crain Place
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Garland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
  • Continue List ...
    • Albright [Rosebud County] - Historic
      • While Albright was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
      • Albright [Rosebud County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Crain Place
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Albright had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albright have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sadie [Custer County] - Historic
      • While Sadie was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sadie
      • Sadie [Custer County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Crain Place
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sadie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sadie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Horton [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horton
      • Horton [Custer County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Crain Place
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Horton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton
    • Forsyth [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
      • Forsyth [Rosebud County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Crain Place
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 308 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,752 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Forsyth had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<2>
    • Etna [Custer County] - Historic
      • While Etna was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etna
      • Etna [Custer County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Crain Place
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Etna had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Mentions & References for Crain Place

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Rosebud County

About Montana

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Crain Place. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crain Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crain Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0439, Longitude: -106.3100       In this case, the coordinates for Crain Place 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>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.
<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 Crain Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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