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Our Genealogy Helper for Lanark ...

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 Lanark (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 Lanark. 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 hospitals and 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.

Lanark is located in Roosevelt 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 Roosevelt County: Daniels, McCone, Richland, Sheridan, Valley & Williams (ND).

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

  • Roosevelt County     (The home county of Lanark)
    • Bainville [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainville
      • Bainville [Roosevelt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainville<3>
    • McCabe [Roosevelt County]
    • Culbertson [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culbertson
      • Culbertson [Roosevelt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culbertson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culbertson<3>
    • Froid [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Froid
      • Froid [Roosevelt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Froid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Froid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Froid<3>
    • Brockton [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton [Roosevelt County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Lanark
      • Estimated population in 2018: 234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brockton<3>
    • Poplar [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
      • Poplar [Roosevelt County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar<3>
  • Richland County
    • Fairview [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Richland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
    • Sidney [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidney
      • Sidney [Richland County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sidney<3>
    • Lambert [Richland County]
    • Crane [Richland County]
  • Sheridan County
    • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lake
      • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Lake<3>
    • Dagmar [Sheridan County]
    • Reserve [Sheridan County]
    • Antelope [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Lanark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<3>
  • McKenzie County (ND)
    • Dore [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dore
      • Dore [McKenzie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dore
    • Harding [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harding
      • Harding [McKenzie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harding
    • Cartwright [McKenzie County]
    • Alexander [McKenzie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [McKenzie County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 352 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander<3>
  • Williams County (ND)
    • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Bonetraill [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonetraill
      • Bonetraill [Williams County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lanark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonetraill
    • Williston [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Williams County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<3>
    • Grenora [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenora
      • Grenora [Williams County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Lanark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenora<3>
    • Hanks [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
      • Hanks [Williams County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lanark
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks

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

Newspapers Published in Lanark ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lanark.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lanark, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lanark.

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 Lanark:

  • 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
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Lanark ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lanark.

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

  • Bainville Cemetery
  • Hillside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillside Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Lanark.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
  • Cherry Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cherry Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cherry Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cherry Creek Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Lanark.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek Cemetery
  • Bauer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bauer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bauer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bauer Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Lanark.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bauer Cemetery
  • Nohly Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nohly Cemetery
    • Nohly Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanark.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nohly Cemetery
  • South Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • South Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lanark.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Freidens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Freidens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Freidens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Freidens Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Lanark.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freidens Cemetery
    • Andes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Andes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Andes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Andes Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lanark.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andes Cemetery
    • Kvile Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kvile Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kvile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kvile Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Lanark.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kvile Cemetery
    • Fourmile Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fourmile Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fourmile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fourmile Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanark.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fourmile Cemetery
    • Mondak Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mondak Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mondak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mondak Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanark.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mondak Cemetery
    • Westview Cemetery
    • Ft. Kipp Cemetery
    • St. Peters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Peters Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Lanark.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
    • Round Prairie 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 Lanark in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lanark.

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

  • Culbertson [Roosevelt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culbertson
    • Culbertson [Roosevelt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Lanark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 789 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Culbertson had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culbertson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culbertson<3>
  • Buford [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
    • Buford [Williams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lanark
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buford had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
  • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trenton
    • Trenton [Williams County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Lanark
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Trenton had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trenton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trenton<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lanark. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lanark) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lanark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1431, Longitude: -104.3574       In this case, the coordinates for Lanark 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 Lanark, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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