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Our Genealogy Helper for McDermott ...

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

We've added McDermott to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with McDermott, 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 McDermott (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 McDermott. 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 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 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 McDermott is historic, it would have been located within present day Toole 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 Toole County: Glacier, Liberty & Pondera.

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

  • Toole County     (The home county of McDermott)
    • Sunburst [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunburst
      • Sunburst [Toole County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of McDermott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunburst have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunburst<4>
    • Oilmont [Toole County]
    • Sweet Grass [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Grass
      • Sweet Grass [Toole County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of McDermott
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Grass
    • Kevin [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kevin
      • Kevin [Toole County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of McDermott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kevin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kevin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kevin<4>
    • Rim Rock Colony [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rim Rock Colony
      • Rim Rock Colony [Toole County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of McDermott
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rim Rock Colony
    • Galata [Toole County]
    • Shelby [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Toole County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest of McDermott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<4>
    • Ethridge [Toole County]
  • Glacier County
  • Liberty County
    • Whitlash [Liberty County]
    • Chester [Liberty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Liberty County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southeast of McDermott
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 870 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<4>

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

Newspapers Published in McDermott ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around McDermott.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McDermott, 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 McDermott.

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 professional and volunteer 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 McDermott:

  • 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 Alberta
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near McDermott ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McDermott.

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

  • Gold Butte Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gold Butte Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gold Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gold Butte Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of McDermott.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Butte Cemetery
  • Johnson Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Memorial Cemetery
    • The Johnson Memorial Cemetery is located outside and to the west of Whitlash.To be precise, Johnson Memorial Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of McDermott.
    • Johnson Memorial Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Whitlash Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Memorial Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21166<5>
  • Old Indian Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Indian Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Indian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Indian Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of McDermott.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Indian Cemetery
  • Grandview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grandview Cemetery
    • Grandview Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of McDermott.
    • Grandview Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Grand View Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Cemetery
  • Masinasin Cemetery
  • Sunburst Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunburst Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunburst Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunburst Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of McDermott.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Toole County

About Montana

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 McDermott, 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 from Point A (ie- McDermott) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McDermott. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9139, Longitude: -111.5230       In this case, the coordinates for McDermott have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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