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Our Genealogy Helper for Kelley ...

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 Kelley (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 Kelley. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Kelley is located in Petroleum 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 Petroleum County: Fergus, Garfield, Musselshell & Phillips.

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

  • Petroleum County     (The home county of Kelley)
    • Winnett [Petroleum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnett
      • Winnett [Petroleum County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Kelley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnett<3>
    • Cat Creek [Petroleum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cat Creek
      • Cat Creek [Petroleum County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Kelley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Creek
    • Teigen [Petroleum County]
  • Fergus County
    • Grass Range [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Range
      • Grass Range [Fergus County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kelley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Range have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Range
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Range<3>
  • Garfield County
  • Musselshell County
    • Musselshell [Musselshell County]
    • Melstone [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melstone
      • Melstone [Musselshell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Kelley
      • 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>
    • Roundup [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup
      • Roundup [Musselshell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kelley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roundup<3>
    • Camp Three [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Three
      • Camp Three [Musselshell County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Kelley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Three have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Three
    • Klein [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klein
      • Klein [Musselshell County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Kelley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Klein have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klein
  • Rosebud County

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

Newspapers Published in Kelley ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kelley.

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

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 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 Kelley:

  • 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 Kelley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kelley.

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

  • Flatwillow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flatwillow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flatwillow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Flatwillow Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kelley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwillow Cemetery
  • Musselshell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Musselshell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Musselshell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Musselshell Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Kelley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Musselshell Cemetery
  • Melstone Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Melstone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Melstone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Melstone Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Kelley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melstone Cemetery
  • Winnett Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winnett Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Winnett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Winnett Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Kelley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnett Cemetery
  • Cat Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cat Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cat Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cat Creek Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Kelley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Creek Cemetery
  • Roundup Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roundup Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roundup Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roundup Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Kelley.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Cabin Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cabin Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cabin Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cabin Creek Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Kelley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek Cemetery
    • Miracle Lodge #84 Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miracle Lodge #84 Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miracle Lodge #84 Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Miracle Lodge #84 Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Kelley.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miracle Lodge #84 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 Kelley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kelley.

  • Roundup [Musselshell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup
    • Roundup [Musselshell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kelley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,864 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roundup had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roundup<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Petroleum County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kelley. 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 '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- Kelley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kelley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7641, Longitude: -108.1782       In this case, the coordinates for Kelley 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 Kelley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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