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

Luther, Montana

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























Discover you family history through historical newspapers at Newspapers.com

Our Genealogy Helper for Luther ...

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 Luther (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 Luther. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Luther is located in Carbon 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 Carbon County: Big Horn, Park, Stillwater, Yellowstone, Big Horn (WY) & Park (WY).

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Luther)
    • Roscoe [Carbon County]
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
      • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Luther
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<2>
    • Roberts [Carbon County]
    • Bearcreek [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearcreek
      • Bearcreek [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Luther
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearcreek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearcreek<2>
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Belfry [Carbon County]
    • Bridger [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Carbon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Luther
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridger<2>
    • Fromberg [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fromberg
      • Fromberg [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Luther
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fromberg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fromberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fromberg<2>
    • Joliet [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joliet
      • Joliet [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Luther
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joliet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joliet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joliet<2>
    • Edgar [Carbon County]
  • Park County
    • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City-Silver Gate
      • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Luther
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City-Silver Gate
    • Cooke City [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
      • Cooke City [Park County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<2>
    • Silver Gate [Park County]
  • Stillwater County
    • Fishtail [Stillwater County]
    • Dean [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean
      • Dean [Stillwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Luther
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean
    • Absarokee [Stillwater County]
    • Beehive [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beehive
      • Beehive [Stillwater County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Luther
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beehive
    • Nye [Stillwater County]
    • Columbus [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Luther
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Reed Point [Stillwater County]
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Luther
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<2>
  • Sweet Grass County
  • Park County (WY)

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

Newspapers Published in Luther ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Luther.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Luther, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Luther.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Luther:

  • 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 Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Luther ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Luther.

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

  • Elessens Ranch Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elessens Ranch Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elessens Ranch Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elessens Ranch Grave
  • Burnett Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burnett Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burnett Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnett Ranch Cemetery
  • Luoma Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Luoma Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Luoma Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luoma Ranch Cemetery
  • Tony Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tony Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tony Cemetery
  • Thiel Homestead Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thiel Homestead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thiel Homestead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thiel Homestead Cemetery
  • Roscoe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roscoe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roscoe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • John Henry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the John Henry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the John Henry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • John Henry Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Luther.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Henry Cemetery
    • Sunrise Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunrise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunrise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunrise Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Luther.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Cemetery
    • Castagne Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Castagne Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Castagne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Castagne Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Luther.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castagne Cemetery
    • St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Olaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Olaf Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Luther.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Olaf Cemetery
    • Red Lodge Cemetery
    • Clear Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clear Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clear Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clear Creek Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Luther.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek Cemetery
    • Roberts Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roberts Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roberts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roberts Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Luther.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts Cemetery
    • Bearcreek Cemetery
    • Beltz Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beltz Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beltz Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beltz Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Luther.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beltz 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 Luther in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Luther.

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

  • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Luther
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 624 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Lodge had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<2>
  • Clark [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
    • Clark [Park County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Luther
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clark had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Montana

About Carbon County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Luther. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Luther) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luther. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2844, Longitude: -109.4288       In this case, the coordinates for Luther 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 Luther, 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: 18 Jan 2022