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Our Genealogy Helper for McElroy ...

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 McElroy (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 McElroy. 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 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 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.

McElroy is located in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County: Daniels, Roosevelt, Divide (ND) & Williams (ND).

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

  • Sheridan County     (The home county of McElroy)
    • Westby [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westby
      • Westby [Sheridan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westby<2>
    • Comertown [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comertown
      • Comertown [Sheridan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of McElroy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comertown
    • Dagmar [Sheridan County]
    • Antelope [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of McElroy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<2>
    • Raymond [Sheridan County]
    • Plentywood [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plentywood
      • Plentywood [Sheridan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plentywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plentywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plentywood<2>
    • Reserve [Sheridan County]
    • Outlook [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Outlook
      • Outlook [Sheridan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Outlook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Outlook<2>
    • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lake
      • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Lake<2>
    • Redstone [Sheridan County]
  • Divide County (ND)
    • Alkabo [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alkabo
      • Alkabo [Divide County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of McElroy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alkabo
    • Fortuna [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortuna
      • Fortuna [Divide County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortuna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fortuna<2>
    • Stady [Divide County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stady
      • Stady [Divide County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of McElroy
    • Ambrose [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ambrose
      • Ambrose [Divide County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ambrose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ambrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ambrose<2>
    • Crosby [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Divide County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,293 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<2>
  • Williams County (ND)
    • Grenora [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenora
      • Grenora [Williams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenora<2>
    • Hanks [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
      • Hanks [Williams County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of McElroy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
    • Zahl [Williams County]
    • Alamo [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Williams County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of McElroy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<2>

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

Newspapers Published in McElroy ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around McElroy.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 McElroy:

  • 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
    • Stories from North Dakota
    • Stories from Saskatchewan

Cemeteries Near McElroy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of McElroy.

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

  • McElroy Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McElroy Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McElroy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElroy Cemetery
  • Scandia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scandia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scandia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scandia Cemetery
  • Westby Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westby Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westby Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westby Cemetery
  • Westby Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Westby Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Westby Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westby Catholic Cemetery
  • Lone Tree Cemetery
  • Comertown Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Our Saviors Cemetery
    • St. Johns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Johns Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of McElroy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
    • Emmaus Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emmaus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emmaus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Emmaus Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of McElroy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaus Cemetery
    • Daneville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daneville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Daneville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Daneville Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of McElroy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daneville Cemetery
    • McCall - Gibson Cemetery
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of McElroy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Oslo Cemetery
    • Dooley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dooley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dooley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dooley Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of McElroy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dooley Cemetery
    • Bethany Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethany Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of McElroy.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for McElroy ...

While our initial data about McElroy came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of McElroy in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about McElroy.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Hixson Map of Montana (1950)
Published by Hixson Map Company

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for McElroy. See our Misc Page for McElroy for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheridan County: www.co.sheridan.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- McElroy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McElroy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8803, Longitude: -104.1222       In this case, the coordinates for McElroy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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