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Our Genealogy Helper for Hesper ...

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 Hesper (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 Hesper. 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 hospitals 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.

Hesper is located in Yellowstone 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 Yellowstone County: Big Horn, Carbon, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Rosebud, Stillwater & Treasure.

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

  • Yellowstone County     (The home county of Hesper)
    • Rimrock [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimrock
      • Rimrock [Yellowstone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hesper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rimrock
    • Laurel [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Yellowstone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hesper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
    • Billings [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Hesper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<3>
    • Acton [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Yellowstone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Hesper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Lockwood [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockwood
      • Lockwood [Yellowstone County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockwood
    • Comanche [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche
      • Comanche [Yellowstone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Hesper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<3>
    • Shepherd [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [Yellowstone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherd<3>
    • Broadview [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadview
      • Broadview [Yellowstone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Hesper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadview<3>
    • Ballantine [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballantine
      • Ballantine [Yellowstone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballantine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballantine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballantine<3>
    • Worden [Yellowstone County]
    • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]
  • Big Horn County
    • Pryor [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pryor
      • Pryor [Big Horn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pryor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pryor<3>
  • Carbon County
    • Edgar [Carbon County]
    • Joliet [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joliet
      • Joliet [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hesper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joliet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joliet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joliet<3>
    • Fromberg [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fromberg
      • Fromberg [Carbon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Hesper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fromberg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fromberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fromberg<3>
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Bridger [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Carbon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Hesper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridger<3>
    • Roberts [Carbon County]
  • Golden Valley County
    • Lavina [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavina
      • Lavina [Golden Valley County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Hesper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavina<3>
  • Stillwater County
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hesper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<3>
    • Molt [Stillwater County]
    • Columbus [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Hesper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Rapelje [Stillwater County]
    • Absarokee [Stillwater County]
    • Reed Point [Stillwater County]

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

Newspapers Published in Hesper ...

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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hesper.

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

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 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 Hesper:

  • 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 Hesper ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hesper.

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

  • Yellowstone National Cemetery
  • Laurel Cemetery
  • St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery
  • Cooke Cemetery
  • Terrace Gardens Cemetery
  • Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park
  • Continue List ...
    • Holy Cross Cemetery
    • Mountview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountview Cemetery
      • The Mountview Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Billings.More precisely, Mountview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hesper.
      • Mountview Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Billings Cemetery
      • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountview Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21014<4>
    • Sunset Memorial Cemetery
    • Beth Aaron Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Hesper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
    • Boothill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boothill Cemetery
      • The Boothill Cemetery is located in Billings.To be precise, Boothill Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Hesper.
      • Boothill Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Coulson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothill Cemetery
    • Riverside Cemetery
    • Howell Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howell Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howell Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Howell Grave lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Hesper.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell Grave

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 Hesper in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hesper.

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

  • Laurel [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Yellowstone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hesper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,715 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Laurel had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
  • Billings [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
    • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Hesper
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 836 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Billings had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<3>
  • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hesper
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huntley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yellowstone County: www.co.yellowstone.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- Hesper) 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 Hesper. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HesperOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hesper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7407, Longitude: -108.7103    
<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 Hesper, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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