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Our Genealogy Helper for Fairfield ...

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 Fairfield (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 Fairfield. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Fairfield is located in Teton 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 Teton County: Cascade, Chouteau, Flathead, Lewis and Clark & Pondera.

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

  • Teton County     (The home county of Fairfield)
    • Greenfield [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Teton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Fairfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Power [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power
      • Power [Teton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Power<3>
    • Choteau [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choteau
      • Choteau [Teton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choteau
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Choteau<3>
    • Dutton [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutton
      • Dutton [Teton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dutton<3>
    • Collins [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Teton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Fairfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
    • Bynum [Teton County]
    • Pendroy [Teton County]
  • Cascade County
    • Simms [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simms
      • Simms [Cascade County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simms<3>
    • Fort Shaw [Cascade County]
    • Sun River [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun River
      • Sun River [Cascade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun River<3>
    • Vaughn [Cascade County]
    • Sun Prairie [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Prairie
      • Sun Prairie [Cascade County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
    • Manchester [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Cascade County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Fairfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Ulm [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
      • Ulm [Cascade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulm<3>
    • Cascade [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Cascade County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<3>
    • Great Falls [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Cascade County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
    • Black Eagle [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eagle
      • Black Eagle [Cascade County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Eagle<3>
    • Sand Coulee [Cascade County]
  • Lewis and Clark County
    • Gilman [Lewis and Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
      • Gilman [Lewis and Clark County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Fairfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
    • Augusta [Lewis and Clark County]
    • Dearborn Crossing [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn Crossing
      • Dearborn Crossing [Lewis and Clark County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Fairfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dearborn Crossing has also been known as:
      • Dearborn City
      • Dearborn
    • Craig [Lewis and Clark County]
  • Pondera County
    • Brady [Pondera County]
    • Conrad [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conrad
      • Conrad [Pondera County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Fairfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conrad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conrad<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Fairfield ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fairfield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Fairfield. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Fairfield and those printed in the larger area surrounding Fairfield.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 38 miles [61.2 km] of Fairfield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Fairfield:

  • 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 Fairfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fairfield.

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

  • Sunset Hills Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Hills Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Hills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills Cemetery
  • St. Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
    • St. Paul Cemetery has also been known as:
    • St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
  • Ft. Shaw Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Shaw Cemetery
    • Ft. Shaw Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield.
    • Ft. Shaw Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ft. Shaw Military Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Shaw Cemetery
  • Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ft. Shaw Soldiers Cemetery
  • Sun River Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sun River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sun River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sun River Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River Cemetery
  • Beck Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beck Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beck Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairfield.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beck Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cascade Colony Cemetery
    • Power Community Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Power Community Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Power Community Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Power Community Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power Community Cemetery
    • Choteau Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Choteau Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Choteau Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Choteau Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choteau Cemetery
    • New Rockport Colony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Rockport Colony Cemetery
      • The New Rockport Colony Cemetery is located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Choteau.New Rockport Colony Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Fairfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rockport Colony Cemetery
    • Elk Creek Colony Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trinity Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Fairfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Vaughn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaughn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vaughn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vaughn Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Fairfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn Cemetery
    • Dutton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dutton Cemetery
      • Dutton Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Fairfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutton Cemetery
    • Augusta Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Augusta Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Augusta Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Augusta Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairfield.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta 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.<4>

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

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

  • Sun River [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun River
    • Sun River [Cascade County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 316 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sun River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun River<3>
  • Choteau [Teton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choteau
    • Choteau [Teton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 236 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,744 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Choteau had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choteau
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Choteau<3>
  • Vaughn [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
    • Vaughn [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Fairfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughn had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaughn<3>
  • Augusta [Lewis and Clark County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Augusta
    • Augusta [Lewis and Clark County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Fairfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Augusta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Augusta<3>
  • Saint Peter [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Peter
    • Saint Peter [Cascade County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Fairfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Peter had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Peter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Peter
  • Collins [Teton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
    • Collins [Teton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Fairfield
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collins had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
  • Continue List ...
    • Ulm [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
      • Ulm [Cascade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ulm had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulm<3>
    • Cascade [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Cascade County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 187 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cascade had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<3>
    • Saint Clair [Cascade County] - Historic
      • While Saint Clair was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair
      • Saint Clair [Cascade County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Fairfield
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dearborn Crossing [Lewis and Clark County] - Historic
      • While Dearborn Crossing was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dearborn Crossing
      • Dearborn Crossing [Lewis and Clark County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Fairfield
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dearborn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dearborn Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dearborn Crossing has also been known as:
      • Dearborn City
      • Dearborn
    • Bynum [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bynum
      • Bynum [Teton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Fairfield
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bynum had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bynum<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fairfield ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Map of Montana (1951)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Fairfield in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Fairfield for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Teton County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fairfield. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fairfield) 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 Fairfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FairfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fairfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6155, Longitude: -111.9814       In this case, the coordinates for Fairfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Fairfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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