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Our Genealogy Helper for Matthews ...

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 Matthews (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 Matthews. 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 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.

Matthews is located in Gallatin 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 Gallatin County: Fremont (ID), Broadwater, Jefferson, Madison, Meagher, Park, Park (WY) & Teton (WY).

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

  • Gallatin County     (The home county of Matthews)
    • Bozeman [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozeman
      • Bozeman [Gallatin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,970 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bozeman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozeman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bozeman<3>
    • Catron [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catron
      • Catron [Gallatin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catron
    • Four Corners [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
      • Four Corners [Gallatin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
    • Gallatin Gateway [Gallatin County]
    • Chestnut [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut
      • Chestnut [Gallatin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut
    • Wisner Crossing [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner Crossing
      • Wisner Crossing [Gallatin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner Crossing
    • Belgrade [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgrade
      • Belgrade [Gallatin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgrade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgrade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belgrade<3>
    • Amsterdam-Churchill [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam-Churchill
      • Amsterdam-Churchill [Gallatin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam-Churchill
    • Churchill [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchill
      • Churchill [Gallatin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchill
    • Amsterdam [Gallatin County]
    • Arnold [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Gallatin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Bridger [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Gallatin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Hillman [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
      • Hillman [Gallatin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
  • Madison County
    • Big Sky Mountain Village [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sky Mountain Village
      • Big Sky Mountain Village [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Sky Mountain Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sky Mountain Village
    • Norris [Madison County]
    • McAllister [Madison County]
    • Harrison [Madison County]
    • Ennis [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennis
      • Ennis [Madison County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,042 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ennis<3>
    • Pony [Madison County] - Historic
  • Park County
    • Emigrant [Park County]
    • Livingston [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Park County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>
    • Pray [Park County]
    • Pine Creek [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Creek
      • Pine Creek [Park County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Creek
    • Chico Hot Springs [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico Hot Springs
      • Chico Hot Springs [Park County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthews
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chico Hot Springs
    • Clyde Park [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Park
      • Clyde Park [Park County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde Park<3>
    • White City [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Park County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthews
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Wilsall [Park County]

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

Newspapers Published in Matthews ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Matthews.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Matthews, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Matthews.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Matthews:

  • 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 Matthews ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Matthews.

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

  • Sunset Hills Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Hills Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Hills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Hills Cemetery
  • Gallatin Gateway Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gallatin Gateway Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gallatin Gateway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallatin Gateway Cemetery
  • Brondel Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brondel Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brondel Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brondel Catholic Cemetery
  • Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Rosary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Rosary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Rosary Cemetery
  • Sunset Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Memorial Gardens lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Matthews.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Gardens
  • Walker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walker Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Matthews.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hills Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hills Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hills Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hills Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills Cemetery
    • Little Holland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Little Holland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Holland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Little Holland Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Holland Cemetery
    • Timberline Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Timberline Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Timberline Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Timberline Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberline Cemetery
    • Edens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Edens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Edens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Edens Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edens Cemetery
    • Churchill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Churchill Cemetery
      • Churchill Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchill Cemetery
    • Muir Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Muir Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Muir Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Muir Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir Cemetery
    • East Gallatin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Gallatin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Gallatin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • East Gallatin Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gallatin Cemetery
    • Vaters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vaters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vaters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vaters Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaters Cemetery
    • Springhill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Springhill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Springhill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Springhill Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Matthews.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill 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 Matthews in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Matthews.

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

  • Bozeman [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozeman
    • Bozeman [Gallatin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Matthews
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,143 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,970 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bozeman had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bozeman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozeman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bozeman<3>
  • Story [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
    • Story [Gallatin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Story had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Story have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Story
  • Chestnut [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut
    • Chestnut [Gallatin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chestnut had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut
  • Belgrade [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgrade
    • Belgrade [Gallatin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,390 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belgrade had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgrade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgrade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belgrade<3>
  • West End [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West End
    • West End [Gallatin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, West End had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West End have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West End
  • Muir [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muir
    • Muir [Park County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Muir had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muir have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muir
  • Continue List ...
    • Springhill [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springhill
      • Springhill [Gallatin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springhill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill
    • Hoppers [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoppers
      • Hoppers [Park County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hoppers had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoppers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoppers
    • Manhattan [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
      • Manhattan [Gallatin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,917 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Manhattan had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manhattan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manhattan<3>
    • Gallop [Gallatin County] - Historic
      • While Gallop was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallop
      • Gallop [Gallatin County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Matthews
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gallop had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emigrant [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emigrant
      • Emigrant [Park County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emigrant had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emigrant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emigrant<3>
    • Chicory [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chicory
      • Chicory [Park County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chicory had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chicory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicory
    • Brisbin [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbin
      • Brisbin [Park County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Brisbin had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brisbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brisbin
    • Logan [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Gallatin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Matthews
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Logan had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
    • Livingston [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Park County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Matthews
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,850 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,898 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Livingston had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gallatin County: www.co.gallatin.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 '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- Matthews) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matthews. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6277, Longitude: -111.0844       In this case, the coordinates for Matthews 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>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 Matthews, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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