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Our Genealogy Helper for Mill Iron ...

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 Mill Iron (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 Mill Iron. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Mill Iron is located in Carter 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 Carter County: Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Butte (SD), Harding (SD) & Crook (WY).

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

  • Carter County     (The home county of Mill Iron)
    • Ekalaka [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ekalaka
      • Ekalaka [Carter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Mill Iron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ekalaka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ekalaka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ekalaka<3>
    • Capitol [Carter County]
  • Fallon County
    • Willard [Fallon County]
    • Baker [Fallon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
      • Baker [Fallon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Mill Iron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baker<3>
  • Bowman County (ND)
    • Rhame [Bowman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhame
      • Rhame [Bowman County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mill Iron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 163 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhame have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhame
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhame<3>
  • Slope County (ND)
    • Marmarth [Slope County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marmarth
      • Marmarth [Slope County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mill Iron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marmarth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marmarth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marmarth<3>
  • Harding County (SD)
    • Camp Crook [Harding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Crook
      • Camp Crook [Harding County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Mill Iron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Crook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Crook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Crook<3>
    • Buffalo [Harding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Harding County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mill Iron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<3>
    • Ludlow [Harding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ludlow
      • Ludlow [Harding County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Mill Iron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ludlow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ludlow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ludlow<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Mill Iron ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mill Iron.

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

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 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 Mill Iron:

  • 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 South Dakota

Cemeteries Near Mill Iron ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mill Iron.

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

  • Russell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Russell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Russell Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Mill Iron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russell Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • IOOF Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Mill Iron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pioneer Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Mill Iron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
  • Ladner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ladner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ladner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ladner Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Mill Iron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladner Cemetery
  • Alma Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alma Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alma Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alma Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Mill Iron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Mill Iron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview 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 Mill Iron in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mill Iron.

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

  • Camp Crook [Harding County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Crook
    • Camp Crook [Harding County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Mill Iron
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Camp Crook had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Crook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Crook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Crook<3>
  • Capitol [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol
    • Capitol [Carter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Mill Iron
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Capitol had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitol<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mill Iron ...

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

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 Mill Iron. See our Misc Page for Mill Iron for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Carter County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Mill Iron) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mill Iron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8536, Longitude: -104.2194       In this case, the coordinates for Mill Iron 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 Mill Iron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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