RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Lippard, Montana

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other MT
Communities

















Our Genealogy Helper for Lippard ...

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 Lippard (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 Lippard. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Lippard is located in Chouteau 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 Chouteau County: Blaine, Cascade, Fergus, Hill, Judith Basin, Liberty, Pondera & Teton.

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

  • Chouteau County     (The home county of Lippard)
    • Loma [Chouteau County]
    • Virgelle [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgelle
      • Virgelle [Chouteau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Lippard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgelle
    • Fort Benton [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Benton
      • Fort Benton [Chouteau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lippard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Benton<2>
    • Big Sandy [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
      • Big Sandy [Chouteau County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Lippard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<2>
    • Geraldine [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [Chouteau County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Lippard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geraldine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<2>
    • Big Sag [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sag
      • Big Sag [Chouteau County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lippard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sag
    • Carter [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Chouteau County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Lippard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carter<2>
    • Box Elder [Chouteau County]
    • Highwood [Chouteau County]
    • Floweree [Chouteau County]

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

Newspapers Published in Lippard ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lippard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lippard, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lippard.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Lippard:

  • Genealogy information for nearby counties
  • 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 Lippard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lippard.

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

  • Clear Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clear Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clear Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Clear Lake Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Lippard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverside Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lippard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
  • Kenilworth Cemetery
  • Montague Cemetery
  • Graceville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graceville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graceville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Graceville Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Lippard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceville Cemetery
  • Big Sandy Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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 Lippard in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lippard.

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

  • Fort Benton [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Benton
    • Fort Benton [Chouteau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Lippard
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 624 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Benton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Benton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Benton<2>
  • Verona [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
    • Verona [Chouteau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Lippard
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Verona had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
  • Big Sandy [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
    • Big Sandy [Chouteau County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Lippard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 566 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Big Sandy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Sandy<2>
  • Tunis [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunis
    • Tunis [Chouteau County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Lippard
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tunis had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunis

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Lippard ...

While our initial data about Lippard came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Lippard in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Lippard.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

North American Railroad Atlas - Mountain Plains
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2000
(Available from Amazon.com)

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Lippard. See our Misc Page for Lippard for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Chouteau County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chouteau County: www.co.chouteau.mt.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Lippard) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lippard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9516, Longitude: -110.3910       In this case, the coordinates for Lippard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Lippard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022