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Our Genealogy Helper for Mountain View ...

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 Mountain View (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 Mountain View. 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.

Name Variations for Mountain View ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Another variation: Mountainview.

  • A typical abbreviation for Mountain View: Mountain Vw.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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.

Mountain View is located in Stillwater 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 Stillwater County: Carbon, Golden Valley, Park, Sweet Grass & Yellowstone.

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

  • Stillwater County     (The home county of Mountain View)
    • Nye [Stillwater County]
    • Dean [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean
      • Dean [Stillwater County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean
    • Beehive [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beehive
      • Beehive [Stillwater County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beehive
    • Fishtail [Stillwater County]
    • Absarokee [Stillwater County]
    • Reed Point [Stillwater County]
    • Columbus [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
  • Carbon County
    • Roscoe [Carbon County]
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
      • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<2>
    • Roberts [Carbon County]
    • Bearcreek [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearcreek
      • Bearcreek [Carbon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearcreek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearcreek<2>
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
  • Park County
    • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City-Silver Gate
      • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Mountain View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City-Silver Gate
    • Cooke City [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
      • Cooke City [Park County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Mountain View
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<2>
    • Silver Gate [Park County]
    • Springdale [Park County]
    • Livingston [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Park County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,898 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<2>
    • Pray [Park County]
    • Emigrant [Park County]
  • Sweet Grass County
    • McLeod [Sweet Grass County]
    • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County]
    • Big Timber [Sweet Grass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Timber
      • Big Timber [Sweet Grass County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Mountain View
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Timber
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Timber<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Mountain View ...

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 Mountain View.

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

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 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 Mountain View:

  • 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 Mountain View ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mountain View.

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

  • Nye Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nye Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nye Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nye Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nye Cemetery
  • Roscoe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roscoe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roscoe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roscoe Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe Cemetery
  • Luoma Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Luoma Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Luoma Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Luoma Ranch Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luoma Ranch Cemetery
  • Burnett Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burnett Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burnett Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Burnett Ranch Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnett Ranch Cemetery
  • Elessens Ranch Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elessens Ranch Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elessens Ranch Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elessens Ranch Grave lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elessens Ranch Grave
  • Cooke City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooke City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooke City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cooke City Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Mountain View.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Tony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tony Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tony Cemetery
    • Kent Cemetery
    • Thomas Massacre Gravesite
    • Thiel Homestead Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thiel Homestead Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thiel Homestead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thiel Homestead Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thiel Homestead Cemetery
    • St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Olaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Olaf Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Olaf Cemetery
    • Reed Point Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reed Point Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reed Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reed Point Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Point Cemetery
    • Reed Point Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reed Point Cemetery
      • Reed Point Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain View.
      • Reed Point Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Reedpoint Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Point Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21061<4>
    • Castagne Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Castagne Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Castagne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Castagne Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castagne Cemetery
    • Sunrise Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunrise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunrise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunrise Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Mountain View.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise 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 Mountain View in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mountain View.

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

  • McLeod [Sweet Grass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McLeod
    • McLeod [Sweet Grass County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain View
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McLeod had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLeod
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McLeod<2>
  • Cooke City [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
    • Cooke City [Park County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Mountain View
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cooke City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<2>
  • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greycliff
    • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Mountain View
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greycliff had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greycliff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greycliff<2>
  • Springdale [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
    • Springdale [Park County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain View
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Springdale had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springdale<2>
  • Elton [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elton
    • Elton [Park County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain View
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Stillwater County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mountain View. 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 from Point A (ie- Mountain View) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3897, Longitude: -109.8993       In this case, the coordinates for Mountain View 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.
<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 Mountain View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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