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Our Genealogy Helper for Little Chicago ...

So far, we have found very little information about Little Chicago. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Little Chicago to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Little Chicago, please Contact Us.


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 Little Chicago (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 Little Chicago. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Little Chicago is historic, it would have been located within present day Cascade 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 Cascade County: Chouteau, Judith Basin, Lewis and Clark, Meagher & Teton.

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

  • Cascade County     (The home county of Little Chicago)
    • Black Eagle [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eagle
      • Black Eagle [Cascade County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Eagle<4>
    • Countryside Village [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside Village
      • Countryside Village [Cascade County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countryside Village
    • Great Falls [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Cascade County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<4>
    • Manchester [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Cascade County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Sun Prairie [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Prairie
      • Sun Prairie [Cascade County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Prairie
    • Sand Coulee [Cascade County]
    • Stockett [Cascade County]
    • Ulm [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
      • Ulm [Cascade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulm<4>
    • Vaughn [Cascade County]
    • Eden [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Cascade County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Little Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Belt [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belt
      • Belt [Cascade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belt<4>
    • Armington [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington
      • Armington [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington
    • Sun River [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun River
      • Sun River [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun River<4>
  • Chouteau County
    • Floweree [Chouteau County]
    • Highwood [Chouteau County]
    • Carter [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Chouteau County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Little Chicago
      • 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<4>
    • Big Sag [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sag
      • Big Sag [Chouteau County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Little Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sag
    • Fort Benton [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Benton
      • Fort Benton [Chouteau County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Little Chicago
      • 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<4>
  • Judith Basin County
    • Raynesford [Judith Basin County]
    • Geyser [Judith Basin County]
  • Teton County
    • Power [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power
      • Power [Teton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Little Chicago
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Power<4>
    • Greenfield [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Teton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Dutton [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutton
      • Dutton [Teton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Little Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dutton<4>
    • Fairfield [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Teton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 734 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Little Chicago ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around Little Chicago.

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

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 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 Little Chicago:

  • 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 Little Chicago ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Little Chicago.

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

  • Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Association
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Association
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Association have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Lawn Memorial Association
  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olivet Cemetery
  • Calvary Cemetery
  • Highland Cemetery
  • Hebrew Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hebrew Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hebrew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebrew Cemetery
  • Sand Coulee Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sand Coulee Cemetery
    • Sand Coulee Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Chicago.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Coulee Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sunset Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Memorial Gardens lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Gardens
    • Big Stone Colony Cemetery
    • Vaughn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaughn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vaughn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vaughn Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn Cemetery
    • Ulm Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ulm Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ulm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ulm Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm Cemetery
    • Red Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Red Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Red Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Red Butte Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Little Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Butte Cemetery
    • Cottonwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cottonwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cottonwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cottonwood Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Cemetery
    • Pleasant Valley Colony Cemetery
    • Lower Belt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Belt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Belt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lower Belt Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Little Chicago.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Belt Cemetery
    • Fair Haven Colony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fair Haven Colony Cemetery
      • Fair Haven Colony Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago.
      • Fair Haven Colony Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Fairhaven Colony Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Haven Colony 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.

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

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

  • North Great Falls [Cascade County] - Historic
    • While North Great Falls was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Great Falls
    • North Great Falls [Cascade County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Little Chicago
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Great Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Great Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Great Falls [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
    • Great Falls [Cascade County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,979 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,353 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Great Falls had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<4>
  • Watson [Cascade County] - Historic
    • While Watson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
    • Watson [Cascade County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Little Chicago
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Watson had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sand Coulee [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Coulee
    • Sand Coulee [Cascade County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Chicago
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 213 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sand Coulee had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Coulee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sand Coulee<4>
  • Portage [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
    • Portage [Cascade County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Little Chicago
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Portage had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
  • Ulm [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulm
    • Ulm [Cascade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ulm had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulm
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulm<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Vaughn [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
      • Vaughn [Cascade County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaughn had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaughn<4>
    • Truly [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truly
      • Truly [Cascade County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Truly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Truly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truly
    • Belt [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belt
      • Belt [Cascade County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 568 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Belt had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belt<4>
    • Floweree [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floweree
      • Floweree [Chouteau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Little Chicago
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Floweree had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floweree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floweree<4>
    • Armington [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington
      • Armington [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Little Chicago
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Armington had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington
    • Sun River [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun River
      • Sun River [Cascade County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Little Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 316 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sun River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun River<4>
    • Highwood [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
      • Highwood [Chouteau County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Little Chicago
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Highwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highwood<4>
    • Saint Clair [Cascade County] - Historic
      • While Saint Clair was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair
      • Saint Clair [Cascade County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Little Chicago
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clair have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Evans [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans
      • Evans [Cascade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Little Chicago
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evans had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Cascade County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cascade County: www.co.cascade.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Little Chicago, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Little Chicago) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Little Chicago. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5272, Longitude: -111.2758       In this case, the coordinates for Little Chicago have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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