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Our Genealogy Helper for Kerr ...

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 Kerr (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 Kerr. 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 and 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.

Kerr is located in Lake 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 Lake County: Flathead, Missoula & Sanders.

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

  • Lake County     (The home county of Kerr)
    • Polson [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polson
      • Polson [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Kerr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polson<3>
    • Jette [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jette
      • Jette [Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jette
    • Rocky Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Turtle Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Lake County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake
    • Kings Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
      • Kings Point [Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
    • Pablo [Lake County]
    • Finley Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finley Point
      • Finley Point [Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finley Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley Point
    • Big Arm [Lake County]
    • Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronan
      • Ronan [Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Kerr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronan<3>
    • Elmo [Lake County]
    • Dayton [Lake County]
    • Proctor [Lake County]
    • Rollins [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollins
      • Rollins [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollins<3>
  • Flathead County
    • Lakeside [Flathead County]
    • Bigfork [Flathead County]
    • Somers [Flathead County]
    • Bear Creek Village [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek Village
      • Bear Creek Village [Flathead County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek Village
    • Forest Hill Village [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hill Village
      • Forest Hill Village [Flathead County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill Village
    • Kila [Flathead County]
    • Creston [Flathead County]
    • Kalispell [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalispell
      • Kalispell [Flathead County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalispell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalispell<3>
    • Marion [Flathead County]
    • Evergreen [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Flathead County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<3>
  • Missoula County
  • Sanders County
    • Lonepine [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonepine
      • Lonepine [Sanders County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonepine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonepine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonepine<3>
    • Niarada [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niarada
      • Niarada [Sanders County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niarada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niarada
    • Hot Springs [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Sanders County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Kerr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<3>
    • Agency [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agency
      • Agency [Sanders County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
    • Old Agency [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Agency
      • Old Agency [Sanders County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Agency
    • Dixon [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
      • Dixon [Sanders County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<3>
    • Paradise [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Sanders County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Kerr
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<3>
    • Plains [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sanders County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Kerr
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Kerr ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kerr.

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

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 Kerr:

  • 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 Kerr ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kerr.

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

  • Hospital Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hospital Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hospital Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospital Cemetery
  • Polson Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Polson Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Polson Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polson Catholic Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
  • Ronan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ronan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ronan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ronan Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Kerr.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronan Cemetery
  • Indian Cemetery
  • Moore Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Moore Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Kerr.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Murray Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murray Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murray Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Murray Memorial Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray Memorial Cemetery
    • Ventling Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ventling Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ventling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ventling Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ventling Cemetery
    • Markle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Markle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Markle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Markle Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markle Cemetery
    • Niarada Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Niarada Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Niarada Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Niarada Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niarada Cemetery
    • McKay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKay Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McKay Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKay Cemetery
    • Indian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Indian Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Cemetery
    • Maillet Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maillet Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maillet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Maillet Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maillet Cemetery
    • Dixon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dixon Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Cemetery
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant View Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Kerr.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View 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 Kerr in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Kerr.

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

  • Saint Ignatius [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Ignatius
    • Saint Ignatius [Lake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Kerr
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 842 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Ignatius had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Ignatius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Ignatius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Ignatius<3>
  • Ravalli [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravalli
    • Ravalli [Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Kerr
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ravalli had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravalli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravalli
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravalli<3>
  • Holt [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
    • Holt [Flathead County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Kerr
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holt had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lake County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake County: www.lakecounty-mt.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kerr) 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 Kerr. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KerrOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kerr. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6797, Longitude: -114.1915       In this case, the coordinates for Kerr 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 Kerr, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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