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Our Genealogy Helper for Living Springs ...

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 Living Springs (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 Living Springs. 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.

Name Variations for Living Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Living Springs: Living Spgs. (or less commonly used: Living Spngs. or Living Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Living Springs is located in Wheatland 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 Wheatland County: Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Meagher & Sweet Grass.

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

  • Wheatland County     (The home county of Living Springs)
    • Hedgesville [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgesville
      • Hedgesville [Wheatland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Living Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgesville
    • Judith Gap [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judith Gap
      • Judith Gap [Wheatland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Living Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judith Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Judith Gap<2>
    • Shawmut [Wheatland County]
    • Harlowton [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlowton
      • Harlowton [Wheatland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Living Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlowton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlowton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlowton<2>
    • Twodot [Wheatland County]
  • Fergus County
    • Garneill [Fergus County]
    • Buffalo [Fergus County]
    • Straw [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straw
      • Straw [Fergus County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Living Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straw
    • Moore [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore
      • Moore [Fergus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Living Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moore<2>
    • Glengarry [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glengarry
      • Glengarry [Fergus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Living Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glengarry
    • Heath [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath
      • Heath [Fergus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Living Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath
    • Lewistown [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Fergus County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Living Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<2>
    • Forestgrove [Fergus County]
  • Golden Valley County
    • Ryegate [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryegate
      • Ryegate [Golden Valley County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Living Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ryegate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryegate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ryegate<2>
    • Lavina [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavina
      • Lavina [Golden Valley County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Living Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavina<2>
  • Judith Basin County
    • Hobson [Judith Basin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson
      • Hobson [Judith Basin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Living Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobson<2>
    • Moccasin [Judith Basin County]
  • Meagher County
  • Sweet Grass County
    • Melville [Sweet Grass County]

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

Newspapers Published in Living Springs ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Living Springs.

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

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 either 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 Living Springs:

  • 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 Living Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Living Springs.

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

  • Hedges Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hedges Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hedges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hedges Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Living Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedges Cemetery
  • Judith Gap Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Judith Gap Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Judith Gap Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Judith Gap Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Living Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judith Gap Cemetery
  • Rothiemay Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rothiemay Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rothiemay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rothiemay Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Living Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rothiemay Cemetery
  • Garneill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garneill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garneill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Garneill Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Living Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garneill Cemetery
  • Ubet Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ubet Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ubet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ubet Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Living Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ubet Cemetery
  • Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Catholic Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Living Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catholic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Harlowton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harlowton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harlowton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harlowton Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Living Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlowton Cemetery
    • Barber Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barber Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barber Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Living Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barber Cemetery
    • Buffalo - Straw Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buffalo - Straw Cemetery
      • The Buffalo - Straw Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Straw.To be more precise, Buffalo - Straw Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Living Springs.
      • Buffalo - Straw Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Buffalo Cemetery
      • Straw Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo - Straw Cemetery
    • Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beaver Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beaver Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beaver Creek Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Living Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Creek Cemetery
    • Ryegate Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ryegate Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ryegate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ryegate Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Living Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryegate Cemetery
    • Resurrection Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resurrection Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Resurrection Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Resurrection Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Living Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resurrection Cemetery
    • Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pine Grove Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Living Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
    • Duncan Ranch Colony 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moore Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Living Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore 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 Living Springs in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Living Springs.

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

  • Shawmut [Wheatland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawmut
    • Shawmut [Wheatland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Living Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shawmut had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawmut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawmut<2>
  • Buffalo [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Fergus County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Living Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buffalo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
  • Cottonwood [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Fergus County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Living Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 86 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cottonwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Wheatland County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Living Springs. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Living Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Living Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5922, Longitude: -109.5363       In this case, the coordinates for Living Springs 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>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 Living Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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