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Our Genealogy Helper for Indian Crossing ...

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 Indian Crossing (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 Indian Crossing. 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.

Name Variations for Indian Crossing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Indian Crossing: Indian Xing.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Indian Crossing is located in Madison 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 Madison County: Fremont (ID), Beaverhead, Gallatin, Jefferson & Silver Bow.

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

  • Madison County     (The home county of Indian Crossing)
    • Big Sky Mountain Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sky Mountain Village
      • Big Sky Mountain Village [Madison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Indian Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sky Mountain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sky Mountain Village
    • Cameron [Madison County]
    • Ennis [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
      • Ennis [Madison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,042 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennis<3>
    • McAllister [Madison County]
    • Virginia City [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
      • Former names for Virginia City:
      • Varina
      • Verina
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia City<3>
    • Central City [Madison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Madison County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nevada City [Madison County] - Historic
    • Norris [Madison County]
    • Alder [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alder
      • Alder [Madison County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Indian Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alder<3>
  • Gallatin County
    • Big Sky [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sky
      • Big Sky [Gallatin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Indian Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sky have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sky
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sky<3>
    • Big Sky Meadow Village [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sky Meadow Village
      • Big Sky Meadow Village [Gallatin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Indian Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sky Meadow Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sky Meadow Village
    • Big Sky Canyon Village [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sky Canyon Village
      • Big Sky Canyon Village [Gallatin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Indian Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sky Canyon Village
    • Gallatin Gateway [Gallatin County]
    • West Yellowstone [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Yellowstone
      • West Yellowstone [Gallatin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Indian Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Yellowstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Yellowstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Yellowstone<3>
  • Park County
    • Gardiner [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
      • Gardiner [Park County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Indian Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardiner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner<3>
    • Emigrant [Park County]
    • Pray [Park County]

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

Newspapers Published in Indian Crossing ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Indian Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Indian Crossing, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Indian Crossing.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Indian Crossing:

  • 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 Indian Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Indian Crossing.

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

  • Bear Creek Cemetery
  • Soldiers Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Soldiers Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Soldiers Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Soldiers Chapel Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Indian Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldiers Chapel Cemetery
  • Evans Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evans Cemetery
    • Evans Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans Cemetery
  • Ennis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ennis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ennis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ennis Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis Cemetery
  • Madison Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Madison Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Madison Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Madison Valley Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison Valley Cemetery
  • Edens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Edens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Edens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Edens Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Indian Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edens Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • McAllister Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McAllister Cemetery
      • McAllister Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing.
      • McAllister Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Meadow Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAllister Cemetery
    • Virginia City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Virginia City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Virginia City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Virginia City Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia City Cemetery
    • Boothill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boothill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boothill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Boothill Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothill Cemetery
    • Fir Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fir Ridge Cemetery
      • Fir Ridge Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Indian Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fir Ridge Cemetery
    • Nevada City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nevada City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nevada City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nevada City Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada City 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.<4>

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

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

  • Cameron [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
    • Cameron [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Indian Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cameron had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cameron<3>
  • Ennis [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
    • Ennis [Madison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,042 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ennis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennis<3>
  • Virginia City [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
    • Virginia City [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Indian Crossing
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 675 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 225 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Virginia City had a post office and railroad service
    • Former names for Virginia City:
    • Varina
    • Verina
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia City<3>
  • Sphinx [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sphinx
    • Sphinx [Park County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Indian Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sphinx had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sphinx have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sphinx

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Madison County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Indian Crossing. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Indian Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Indian Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1322, Longitude: -111.4375       In this case, the coordinates for Indian Crossing 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>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 Indian Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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