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Hillside, Montana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Hillside ...

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 Hillside (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 Hillside. 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.

Hillside is located in Garfield 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 Garfield County: Custer, McCone, Petroleum, Phillips, Prairie, Rosebud & Valley.

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

  • Garfield County     (The home county of Hillside)
    • Cohagen [Garfield County]
    • Jordan [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
      • Jordan [Garfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillside
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jordan<2>
  • McCone County
  • Rosebud County

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

Newspapers Published in Hillside ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hillside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hillside, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hillside.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Hillside:

  • 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 Hillside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hillside.

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

  • Cohagen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cohagen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cohagen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cohagen Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Hillside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cohagen Cemetery
  • Neudorfer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neudorfer Cemetery
    • The Neudorfer Cemetery is located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Jordan.To be precise, Neudorfer Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Hillside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neudorfer Cemetery
  • Vanstel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vanstel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vanstel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vanstel Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Hillside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanstel Cemetery
  • Watkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Watkins Cemetery
    • Watkins Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watkins Cemetery
  • Biebers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Biebers Cemetery
    • Biebers Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biebers Cemetery
  • Biebers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Biebers Cemetery
    • Biebers Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hillside.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biebers Cemetery

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Hillside) 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 Hillside. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HillsideOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillside. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9112, Longitude: -106.4002    
<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.






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