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Our Genealogy Helper for Mizpah ...

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 Mizpah (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 Mizpah. 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 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.

Mizpah is located in Custer 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 Custer County: Carter, Fallon, Garfield, Powder River, Prairie & Rosebud.

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

  • Custer County     (The home county of Mizpah)
    • Ismay [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ismay
      • Ismay [Custer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mizpah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19 people
      • Former name for Ismay:
      • Joe
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ismay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ismay<2>
    • Kinsey [Custer County]
    • Miles City [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles City
      • Miles City [Custer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Mizpah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles City<2>
    • Volborg [Custer County]
  • Fallon County
    • Plevna [Fallon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plevna
      • Plevna [Fallon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Mizpah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 141 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plevna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plevna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plevna<2>
  • Powder River County
  • Prairie County
    • Mildred [Prairie County]
    • Terry [Prairie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Prairie County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Mizpah
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Mizpah ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mizpah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mizpah, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mizpah.

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 Mizpah:

  • 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 Mizpah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mizpah.

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

  • MacKenzie Family Cemetery
  • Knowlton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Knowlton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Knowlton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Knowlton Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mizpah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knowlton Cemetery
  • Cottonwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cottonwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cottonwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cottonwood Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Mizpah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Cemetery
  • Ismay Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ismay Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ismay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ismay Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mizpah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ismay Cemetery
  • Pine Crest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Crest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Crest Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mizpah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest Cemetery
  • Pine Hills School Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Hills School Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Hills School Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pine Hills School Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mizpah.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hills School Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Custer County Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Custer County Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Custer County Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Custer County Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Mizpah.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer County Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Mizpah.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary 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 Mizpah in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mizpah.

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

  • Beebe [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
    • Beebe [Custer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Mizpah
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beebe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beebe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe
  • Etna [Custer County] - Historic
    • While Etna was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etna
    • Etna [Custer County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Mizpah
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Etna had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Miles City [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles City
    • Miles City [Custer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Mizpah
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 956 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,181 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Miles City had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles City<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Custer County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mizpah. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mizpah) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mizpah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2447, Longitude: -105.2675       In this case, the coordinates for Mizpah 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>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 Mizpah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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