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Our Genealogy Helper for McDonald ...

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 McDonald (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 McDonald. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

McDonald is located in Sanders 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 Sanders County: Bonner (ID), Shoshone (ID), Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral & Missoula.

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

  • Sanders County     (The home county of McDonald)
    • Dixon [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
      • Dixon [Sanders County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<3>
    • Agency [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agency
      • Agency [Sanders County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Agency
    • Old Agency [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Agency
      • Old Agency [Sanders County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Agency
    • Island City [Sanders County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island City
      • Island City [Sanders County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Paradise [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Sanders County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<3>
    • Plains [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sanders County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains<3>
    • Hot Springs [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Sanders County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<3>
    • Lonepine [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonepine
      • Lonepine [Sanders County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonepine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonepine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonepine<3>
  • Lake County
    • Moiese [Lake County]
    • Ravalli [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravalli
      • Ravalli [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravalli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravalli
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravalli<3>
    • Charlo [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlo
      • Charlo [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlo<3>
    • Saint Ignatius [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Ignatius
      • Saint Ignatius [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 842 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Ignatius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Ignatius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Ignatius<3>
    • Kicking Horse [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kicking Horse
      • Kicking Horse [Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kicking Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kicking Horse
    • Arlee [Lake County]
    • Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronan
      • Ronan [Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronan<3>
    • Pablo [Lake County]
    • Kerr [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerr
      • Kerr [Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerr
    • Polson [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polson
      • Polson [Lake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polson<3>
    • Turtle Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Lake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake
    • Jette [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jette
      • Jette [Lake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of McDonald
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jette
    • Big Arm [Lake County]
  • Mineral County
    • Riverbend [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverbend
      • Riverbend [Mineral County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverbend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverbend
    • Superior [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Mineral County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>
    • Alberton [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberton
      • Alberton [Mineral County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alberton<3>
    • Crescent City [Mineral County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent City
      • Crescent City [Mineral County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saint Regis [Mineral County]
  • Missoula County
    • Old Town [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Missoula County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Stark [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark
      • Stark [Missoula County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark
    • Huson [Missoula County]
    • Frenchtown [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
      • Frenchtown [Missoula County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchtown<3>
    • Evaro [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evaro
      • Evaro [Missoula County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evaro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evaro
    • Wye [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wye
      • Wye [Missoula County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of McDonald
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wye
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wye<3>
    • Condon [Missoula County]
    • Missoula [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missoula
      • Missoula [Missoula County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missoula have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Missoula<3>

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

Newspapers Published in McDonald ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around McDonald.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of McDonald, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for McDonald.

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 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 McDonald:

  • 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 McDonald ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McDonald.

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

  • Dixon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dixon Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of McDonald.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Cemetery
  • Gingery Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gingery Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gingery Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gingery Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of McDonald.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gingery Cemetery
  • Camas Prairie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Camas Prairie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Camas Prairie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Camas Prairie Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camas Prairie Cemetery
  • Hominsto Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hominsto Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hominsto Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hominsto Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hominsto Cemetery
  • Pluffe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pluffe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pluffe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pluffe Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pluffe Cemetery
  • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant View Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of McDonald.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of McDonald.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery
    • Paradise Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paradise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paradise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Paradise Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of McDonald.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Cemetery
    • St. Ignatius Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ignatius Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ignatius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Ignatius Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of McDonald.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Ignatius Cemetery
    • Markle Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Markle Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Markle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Markle Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markle Cemetery
    • Superior Cemetery
    • Tarkio Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tarkio Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tarkio Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tarkio Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of McDonald.
      • Tarkio Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Fold of Messiah Cemetery
      • Tarkio Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarkio Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2278496<4>
    • Moore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moore Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of McDonald.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Cemetery
    • Lynch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lynch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lynch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lynch Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynch Cemetery
    • Ventling Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ventling Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ventling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ventling Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ventling 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 McDonald in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of McDonald.

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

  • Stark [Missoula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark
    • Stark [Missoula County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of McDonald
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stark had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark
  • Ravalli [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravalli
    • Ravalli [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of McDonald
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ravalli had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravalli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravalli
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravalli<3>
  • Paradise [Sanders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
    • Paradise [Sanders County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of McDonald
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Paradise had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<3>
  • Saint Ignatius [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Ignatius
    • Saint Ignatius [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of McDonald
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 842 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Ignatius had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Ignatius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Ignatius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Ignatius<3>
  • Huson [Missoula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huson
    • Huson [Missoula County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of McDonald
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huson had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huson<3>
  • Arlee [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlee
    • Arlee [Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of McDonald
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 49 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arlee had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlee<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Superior [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Mineral County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Superior had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>
    • Ninemile [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninemile
      • Ninemile [Missoula County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of McDonald
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ninemile had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ninemile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninemile
    • Plains [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sanders County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of McDonald
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Plains had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains<3>
    • Lothrop [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lothrop
      • Lothrop [Missoula County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of McDonald
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lothrop had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lothrop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lothrop
    • Frenchtown [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
      • Frenchtown [Missoula County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of McDonald
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Frenchtown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frenchtown<3>
    • Evaro [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evaro
      • Evaro [Missoula County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of McDonald
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Evaro had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evaro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evaro
    • Saint Regis [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Regis
      • Saint Regis [Mineral County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of McDonald
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Regis had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Regis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Regis<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Sanders County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sanders County: www.co.sanders.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McDonald) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McDonald. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3233, Longitude: -114.4621       In this case, the coordinates for McDonald 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 McDonald, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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