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Our Genealogy Helper for Manson ...

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 Manson (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 Manson. 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 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 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.

Manson is located in Pondera 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 Pondera County: Big Horn, Carter, Custer, Rosebud, Campbell (WY), Crook (WY) & Sheridan (WY).

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

  • Pondera County     (The home county of Manson)
    • Conrad [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conrad
      • Conrad [Pondera County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Manson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conrad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conrad<3>
    • Ledger [Pondera County]
    • Gallup City [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallup City
      • Gallup City [Pondera County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Manson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallup City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallup City
    • Valier [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valier
      • Valier [Pondera County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Manson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valier<3>
    • Brady [Pondera County]
    • Dupuyer [Pondera County]
    • Heart Butte [Pondera County]
  • Glacier County
    • Cut Bank [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut Bank
      • Cut Bank [Glacier County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Manson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut Bank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut Bank<3>
    • Santa Rita [Glacier County]
  • Teton County
    • Pendroy [Teton County]
    • Bynum [Teton County]
    • Collins [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
      • Collins [Teton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Manson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
    • Choteau [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choteau
      • Choteau [Teton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Manson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,744 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choteau
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Choteau<3>
    • Dutton [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutton
      • Dutton [Teton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Manson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dutton<3>
    • Power [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power
      • Power [Teton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Manson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Power<3>
  • Toole County
    • Shelby [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Toole County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Manson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
    • Ethridge [Toole County]
    • Galata [Toole County]
    • Kevin [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kevin
      • Kevin [Toole County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Manson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kevin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kevin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kevin<3>
    • Oilmont [Toole County]

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

Newspapers Published in Manson ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Manson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Manson, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Manson.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Manson:

  • 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 Manson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Manson.

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

  • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • Pondera Valley Lutheran Cemetery
  • Midway Hutterite Colony Cemetery
  • New Miami Colony Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Miami Colony Cemetery
    • The New Miami Colony Cemetery is located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Dupuyer.Stated another way, New Miami Colony Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Manson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Miami Colony Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lakeview Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Manson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Camrose Colony Cemetery
    • Shelby Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shelby Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shelby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shelby Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Manson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby Cemetery
    • Pondera Colony Cemetery
    • Toole County Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Toole County Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Toole County Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Toole County Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Manson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toole County Cemetery
    • Valley View Cemetery
    • Birch Creek Colony Cemetery
    • Omholt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Omholt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Omholt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Omholt Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Manson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omholt Cemetery
    • Bynum Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bynum Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bynum Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bynum Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Manson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum Cemetery
    • Golden West 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 Manson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Manson.

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

  • Conrad [Pondera County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conrad
    • Conrad [Pondera County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Manson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,412 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Conrad had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conrad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conrad<3>
  • Bynum [Teton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bynum
    • Bynum [Teton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Manson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bynum had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bynum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bynum<3>
  • Dupuyer [Pondera County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupuyer
    • Dupuyer [Pondera County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Manson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dupuyer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupuyer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dupuyer<3>
  • Collins [Teton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
    • Collins [Teton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Manson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collins had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Pondera County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pondera County: www.ponderacountymontana.org/

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- Manson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.2375, Longitude: -112.0064       In this case, the coordinates for Manson 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 Manson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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