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Our Genealogy Helper for Menard ...

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 Menard (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 Menard. 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 and doctors 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.

Menard 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 Menard. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Menard:

  • Gallatin County     (The home county of Menard)
    • Hillman [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillman
      • Hillman [Gallatin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillman
    • Manhattan [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
      • Manhattan [Gallatin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Menard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,917 people
      • 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>
    • Francis [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Gallatin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Belgrade [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgrade
      • Belgrade [Gallatin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Menard
      • 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>
    • Wisner Crossing [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner Crossing
      • Wisner Crossing [Gallatin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner Crossing
    • Sedan [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedan
      • Sedan [Gallatin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan
    • Amsterdam-Churchill [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam-Churchill
      • Amsterdam-Churchill [Gallatin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam-Churchill
    • Churchill [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchill
      • Churchill [Gallatin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchill
    • Amsterdam [Gallatin County]
    • Bridger [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Gallatin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Catron [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catron
      • Catron [Gallatin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catron
    • Arnold [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
      • Arnold [Gallatin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Menard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
  • Broadwater County
    • Toston [Broadwater County]
    • Copper City [Broadwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper City
      • Copper City [Broadwater County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Menard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copper City
    • Crow Creek City [Broadwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Creek City
      • Crow Creek City [Broadwater County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Menard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Creek City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Radersburg [Broadwater County]
    • Townsend [Broadwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsend
      • Townsend [Broadwater County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Menard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,220 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsend<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Cardwell [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardwell
      • Cardwell [Jefferson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Menard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cardwell<3>
  • Madison County
    • Harrison [Madison County]
    • Norris [Madison County]
    • Pony [Madison County] - Historic
  • Meagher County
  • Park County
    • Wilsall [Park County]
    • Clyde Park [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Park
      • Clyde Park [Park County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Menard
      • 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>
    • Livingston [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Park County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Menard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Menard ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Menard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Menard, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Menard.

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 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 Menard:

  • 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 Menard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Menard.

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

  • Morgan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Cemetery
  • Fly Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fly Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fly Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Menard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fly Cemetery
  • Dry Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dry Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dry Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dry Creek Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Menard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek Cemetery
  • Courts Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Courts Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Courts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Courts Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Menard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courts Cemetery
  • Reese Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reese Creek Cemetery
    • Reese Creek Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Menard.
    • Reese Creek Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Old Mormon Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reese Creek 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Menard.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Gallatin Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Meadowview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meadowview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meadowview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Meadowview Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Menard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Menard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill Cemetery
    • Headwaters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Headwaters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Headwaters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Headwaters Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Menard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headwaters Cemetery
    • Logan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Logan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Logan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Logan Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Menard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan Cemetery
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Menard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Cemetery
    • Sedan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sedan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sedan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sedan Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Menard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan Cemetery
    • Woosley Family Cemetery
    • Churchill 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Menard.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Memorial Gardens

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 Menard in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Menard.

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

  • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Menard
    • 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.
  • Manhattan [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
    • Manhattan [Gallatin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Menard
    • 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>
  • Springhill [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springhill
    • Springhill [Gallatin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Menard
    • 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
  • Logan [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
    • Logan [Gallatin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Menard
    • 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
  • Belgrade [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgrade
    • Belgrade [Gallatin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Menard
    • 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>
  • Gallatin [Gallatin County] - Historic
    • While Gallatin was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallatin
    • Gallatin [Gallatin County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Menard
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gallatin had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Sedan [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedan
      • Sedan [Gallatin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Menard
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sedan had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan
    • Story [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Story
      • Story [Gallatin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Menard
      • 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
    • Sixteen [Meagher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixteen
      • Sixteen [Meagher County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Menard
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sixteen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixteen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixteen
    • Toston [Broadwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toston
      • Toston [Broadwater County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Menard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Toston had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toston<3>
    • Three Forks [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Gallatin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Menard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 142 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,043 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Three Forks had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Three Forks<3>
    • Bozeman [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozeman
      • Bozeman [Gallatin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Menard
      • 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>
    • Willow Creek [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek
      • Willow Creek [Gallatin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Menard
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Willow Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Creek<3>
    • Meyersburg [Park County] - Historic
      • While Meyersburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meyersburg
      • Meyersburg [Park County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Menard
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meyersburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meyersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chestnut [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut
      • Chestnut [Gallatin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Menard
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chestnut had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Menard ...

While our initial data about Menard came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Menard 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 Menard.

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 Menard. See our Misc Page for Menard for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Gallatin County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Menard. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Menard) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Menard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9738, Longitude: -111.1741       In this case, the coordinates for Menard 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 Menard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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