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Our Genealogy Helper for Hysham ...

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 Hysham (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 Hysham. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Hysham is located in Treasure County and is the County Seat.

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 Treasure County: Big Horn, Musselshell, Petroleum, Rosebud & Yellowstone.

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

  • Treasure County     (The home county of Hysham)
    • Myers [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myers
      • Myers [Treasure County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hysham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myers
    • Sanders [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanders
      • Sanders [Treasure County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Hysham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders
    • Bighorn [Treasure County]
  • Musselshell County
    • Melstone [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melstone
      • Melstone [Musselshell County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hysham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melstone<3>
  • Rosebud County
    • Ingomar [Rosebud County]
    • Forsyth [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
      • Forsyth [Rosebud County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Hysham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<3>
    • Sumatra [Rosebud County]
    • Rosebud [Rosebud County]
    • Colstrip [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colstrip
      • Colstrip [Rosebud County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hysham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colstrip
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colstrip<3>
  • Yellowstone County
    • Custer [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Hysham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<3>
    • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Hysham ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hysham.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Hysham. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Hysham and those printed in the larger area surrounding Hysham.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Hysham.

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 websites either 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 Hysham:

  • 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 Hysham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hysham.

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

  • Memorial Vale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Vale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Vale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Vale Cemetery
  • Rancher Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rancher Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rancher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rancher Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Hysham.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rancher Cemetery
  • Howard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Howard Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Hysham.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard Cemetery
  • Custer Cemetery
  • Forsyth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forsyth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forsyth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forsyth Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Hysham.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth Cemetery
  • Sumatra Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sumatra Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sumatra Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sumatra Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hysham.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumatra 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 Hysham in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hysham.

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

  • Howard [Rosebud County] - Historic
    • While Howard was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
    • Howard [Rosebud County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Hysham
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Howard had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Custer [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
    • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Hysham
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Custer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<3>
  • Forsyth [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
    • Forsyth [Rosebud County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Hysham
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 308 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,752 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forsyth had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Treasure County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Hysham) 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 Hysham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HyshamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hysham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2910, Longitude: -107.2306       In this case, the coordinates for Hysham 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 Hysham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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