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

Heath, Montana

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

















Our Genealogy Helper for Heath ...

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 Heath (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 Heath. 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.

Heath is located in Fergus 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 Fergus County: Blaine, Chouteau, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips & Wheatland.

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

  • Fergus County     (The home county of Heath)
    • Forestgrove [Fergus County]
    • Giltedge [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
      • Giltedge [Fergus County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Heath
    • Lewistown [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Fergus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<2>
    • Lewistown Heights [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown Heights
      • Lewistown Heights [Fergus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown Heights
    • Maiden [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Heath
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
    • Glengarry [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glengarry
      • Glengarry [Fergus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Heath
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glengarry
    • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Maginnis
      • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Heath
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Maginnis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Hilger [Fergus County]
    • Moore [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore
      • Moore [Fergus County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Heath
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moore<2>
    • Grass Range [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Range
      • Grass Range [Fergus County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Heath
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Range have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Range
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Range<2>
    • Roy Junction [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy Junction
      • Roy Junction [Fergus County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Heath
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Roy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Junction
    • Kendall [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendall
      • Kendall [Fergus County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath
    • Christina [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christina
      • Christina [Fergus County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Heath
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christina
  • Judith Basin County
    • Hobson [Judith Basin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson
      • Hobson [Judith Basin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Heath
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobson<2>
    • Moccasin [Judith Basin County]
  • Petroleum County
  • Wheatland County
    • Judith Gap [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judith Gap
      • Judith Gap [Wheatland County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Heath
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judith Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Judith Gap<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Heath ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Heath.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Heath, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Heath.

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 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 Heath:

  • 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 Heath ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Heath.

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

  • Great Divide Cemetery
  • Forest Grove Cemetery
  • Gilt Edge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilt Edge Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilt Edge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gilt Edge Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Heath.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilt Edge 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
  • Lewistown Cemetery
  • Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Heath.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Central Montana Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Central Montana Memorial Gardens
      • Central Montana Memorial Gardens lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath.
      • Central Montana Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
      • Sunset Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Montana Memorial Gardens
    • Ft. Maginnis Cemetery
    • Ayers Ranch Colony Cemetery
    • Hilger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hilger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hilger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hilger Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Heath.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilger Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Heath.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Moore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moore Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Heath.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery
    • Dengel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dengel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dengel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dengel Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Heath.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dengel Cemetery
    • Kendall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kendall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kendall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kendall Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendall Cemetery
    • Grass Range Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grass Range Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grass Range Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grass Range Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Heath.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Range 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.<7>

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

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

  • Lewistown [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown [Fergus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Heath
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 785 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lewistown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<2>
  • Cottonwood [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Fergus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Heath
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cottonwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Maiden [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
    • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Heath
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 392 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Maiden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
  • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] - Historic
    • While Fort Maginnis was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Maginnis
    • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Heath
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Maginnis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Maginnis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
  • Grass Range [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Range
    • Grass Range [Fergus County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Heath
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grass Range had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Range have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Range
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Range<2>
  • Christina [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christina
    • Christina [Fergus County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Heath
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Christina had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christina
  • Buffalo [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Fergus County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Heath
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buffalo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Heath ...

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

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

Hixson Map of Montana (1950)
Published by Hixson Map Company

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Fergus County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.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 from Point A (ie- Heath) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Heath. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HeathOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heath. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9960, Longitude: -109.2674    
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Heath, 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