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Our Genealogy Helper for Hingham ...

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 Hingham (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 Hingham. 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.

Hingham 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 Hingham. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hingham:

  • Hill County     (The home county of Hingham)
    • Gildford [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gildford
      • Gildford [Hill County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hingham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gildford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gildford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gildford<3>
    • Rudyard [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rudyard
      • Rudyard [Hill County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hingham
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Hingham
      • 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>
    • Kremlin [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kremlin
      • Kremlin [Hill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Hingham
      • 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>
    • Beaver Creek [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Creek
      • Beaver Creek [Hill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Hingham
      • 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Hingham
      • 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
    • Havre [Hill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre
      • Havre [Hill County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Hingham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,706 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre<3>
  • Chouteau County
    • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
    • Big Sandy [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [Chouteau County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hingham
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Hingham
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Hingham
      • 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 Hingham, see our County-by-County Page for Hingham.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Hingham ...

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 Hingham.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Hingham. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Hingham and those printed in the larger area surrounding Hingham.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 34 miles [54.7 km] of Hingham.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Hingham:

  • 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 Hingham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hingham.

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 Hingham 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.
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hingham.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Hingham.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joplin Cemetery
  • Kenilworth 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Hingham.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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.To be more precise, Box Elder Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hingham.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Box Elder 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hingham.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Cemetery
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hingham.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Catholic Cemetery
    • Chester Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chester Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chester Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chester Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Hingham.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Hingham.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grainbelt 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Hingham.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Coulee 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Hingham.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Garden Park Cemetery
    • Erickson Cemetery
    • Big Sandy 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 Hingham in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hingham.

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

  • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Box Elder
    • Box Elder [Chouteau County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Hingham
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hingham
    • 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>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hingham ...

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Hill County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hingham. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hingham) 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 Hingham. 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 HinghamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hingham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5555, Longitude: -110.4213       In this case, the coordinates for Hingham 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 Hingham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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