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Our Genealogy Helper for Marion ...

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 Marion (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 Marion. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Marion is located in Flathead 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 Flathead County: Glacier, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Missoula, Pondera, Powell, Sanders & Teton.

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

  • Flathead County     (The home county of Marion)
    • Kila [Flathead County]
    • Rhodes [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodes
      • Rhodes [Flathead County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodes
    • Kalispell [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalispell
      • Kalispell [Flathead County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalispell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalispell<2>
    • Forest Hill Village [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hill Village
      • Forest Hill Village [Flathead County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill Village
    • Evergreen [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Flathead County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<2>
    • Somers [Flathead County]
    • Lakeside [Flathead County]
    • Creston [Flathead County]
    • Whitefish [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitefish
      • Whitefish [Flathead County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitefish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitefish<2>
    • Bigfork [Flathead County]
    • Halfmoon [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfmoon
      • Halfmoon [Flathead County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfmoon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfmoon
    • Columbia Falls [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Falls
      • Columbia Falls [Flathead County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia Falls<2>
    • Olney [Flathead County]
  • Lake County
    • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mary Ronan
      • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Marion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mary Ronan
    • Proctor [Lake County]
    • Elmo [Lake County]
    • Dayton [Lake County]
    • Rollins [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollins
      • Rollins [Lake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollins<2>
    • Big Arm [Lake County]
    • Woods Bay [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Bay
      • Woods Bay [Lake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Bay
    • Polson [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polson
      • Polson [Lake County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polson<2>
    • Swan Lake [Lake County]
  • Lincoln County
    • Happys Inn [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happys Inn
      • Happys Inn [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Marion
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happys Inn
    • Stryker [Lincoln County]
  • Sanders County
    • Niarada [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niarada
      • Niarada [Sanders County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niarada have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niarada
    • Lonepine [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonepine
      • Lonepine [Sanders County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Marion
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonepine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonepine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonepine<2>
    • Hot Springs [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Sanders County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Marion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Marion ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Marion.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Marion, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Marion.

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 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 Marion:

  • 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 Marion ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Marion.

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

  • Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Creek Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek Cemetery
  • Demersville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Demersville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Demersville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Demersville Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Marion.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Demersville Cemetery
  • C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery
  • Conrad Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Conrad Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Conrad Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Conrad Memorial Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Marion.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad Memorial Cemetery
  • Glacier Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glacier Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glacier Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glacier Memorial Gardens lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glacier Memorial Gardens
  • Trinity Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trinity Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Marion.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • McKay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKay Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McKay Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Marion.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKay Cemetery
    • Niarada Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Niarada Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Niarada Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Niarada Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Marion.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niarada Cemetery
    • Indian Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Indian Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Indian Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Marion.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Cemetery
    • Whitefish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitefish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitefish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Whitefish Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitefish Cemetery
    • Lone Pine Cemetery
    • Creston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Creston Cemetery
      • Creston Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Marion.
      • Creston Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Creston Community Cemetery
      • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston 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 Marion in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Marion.

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

  • Kalispell [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalispell
    • Kalispell [Flathead County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,329 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kalispell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalispell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalispell<2>
  • Holt [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
    • Holt [Flathead County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Marion
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holt had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt
  • Columbia Falls [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Falls
    • Columbia Falls [Flathead County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Marion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,209 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Columbia Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia Falls<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Flathead County: www.co.flathead.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Marion) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Marion. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MarionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.1057, Longitude: -114.6635    
<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 Marion, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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