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Our Genealogy Helper for Gildford ...

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 Gildford (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 Gildford. 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 hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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.

Gildford is located in 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 Hill County: Blaine, Chouteau & Liberty.

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

  • Hill County     (The home county of Gildford)
    • Hingham [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hingham
      • Hingham [Hill County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gildford
      • 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>
    • Kremlin [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kremlin
      • Kremlin [Hill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Gildford
      • 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>
    • Rudyard [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudyard
      • Rudyard [Hill County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Gildford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rudyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudyard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rudyard<3>
    • Inverness [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Hill County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Gildford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inverness<3>
    • Beaver Creek [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Hill County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Gildford
      • 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
    • Herron [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herron
      • Herron [Hill County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Gildford
      • 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
    • West Havre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Havre
      • West Havre [Hill County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Gildford
      • 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
    • Havre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre
      • Havre [Hill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Gildford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,706 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre<3>
    • Azure [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Azure
      • Azure [Hill County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gildford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azure
    • Sangrey [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sangrey
      • Sangrey [Hill County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gildford
      • 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
    • Saddle Butte [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle Butte
      • Saddle Butte [Hill County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Gildford
      • 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
  • Chouteau County
    • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
    • Boneau [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boneau
      • Boneau [Chouteau County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Gildford
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Gildford
      • 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>
  • Liberty County
    • Joplin [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joplin
      • Joplin [Liberty County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Gildford
      • 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>
    • Chester [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Liberty County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Gildford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 870 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Gildford ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gildford.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Gildford. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Gildford and those printed in the larger area surrounding Gildford.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 30 miles [48.3 km] of Gildford.

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 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 Gildford:

  • 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 Alberta
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Gildford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gildford.

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

  • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gildford Hill County 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Gildford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudyard Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethel Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gildford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Cottonwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cottonwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cottonwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cottonwood Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gildford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Cemetery
  • Box Elder Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Box Elder Cemetery
    • The Box Elder Cemetery is located outside and to the north of Box Elder.Box Elder Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gildford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Elder 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Gildford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grainbelt Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Johns Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Catholic Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gildford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Catholic Cemetery
    • Joplin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Joplin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Joplin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Joplin Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Gildford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joplin Cemetery
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Gildford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Garden Park Cemetery
    • Kenilworth Cemetery
    • Spring Coulee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Coulee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Coulee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Spring Coulee Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Gildford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Coulee Cemetery
    • St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Wenceslaus Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gildford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • The Calvary Cemetery is located in Havre.To be more accurate, Calvary Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Gildford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Gildford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hope 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>

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

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

  • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Elder
    • Box Elder [Chouteau County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gildford
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Gildford
    • 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>
  • Havre [Hill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre
    • Havre [Hill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Gildford
    • 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>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hill County: www.co.hill.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gildford) 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 Gildford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GildfordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gildford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5694, Longitude: -110.2997       In this case, the coordinates for Gildford 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>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 Gildford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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