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Our Genealogy Helper for Martin ...

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

We've added Martin to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Martin, 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 Martin (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 Martin. 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 southwest 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 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 west 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 Martin is historic, it would have been located within present day Garfield 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 Garfield County: Custer, McCone, Petroleum, Phillips, Prairie, Rosebud & Valley.

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

  • Garfield County     (The home county of Martin)
  • Musselshell County
    • Melstone [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melstone
      • Melstone [Musselshell County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the south of Martin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melstone<3>
    • Musselshell [Musselshell County]
  • Petroleum County
    • Cat Creek [Petroleum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cat Creek
      • Cat Creek [Petroleum County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Martin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Creek
    • Winnett [Petroleum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnett
      • Winnett [Petroleum County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Martin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnett<3>
  • Rosebud County

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

Newspapers Published in Martin ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Martin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Martin, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Martin.

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 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 Martin:

  • 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 Martin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Martin.

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

  • Wolf Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wolf Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wolf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wolf Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Cemetery
  • Melstone Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Melstone Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Melstone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Melstone Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melstone Cemetery
  • Sumatra Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sumatra Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sumatra Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sumatra Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumatra Cemetery
  • Cat Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cat Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cat Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cat Creek Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Creek Cemetery
  • Gilfeather Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilfeather Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilfeather Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gilfeather Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilfeather Cemetery
  • Cabin Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cabin Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cabin Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cabin Creek Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Martin.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Winnett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winnett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Winnett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Winnett Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Martin.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnett Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Martin, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Martin) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9078, Longitude: -107.7457       In this case, the coordinates for Martin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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