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Muscleshell City, Montana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Muscleshell City ...

So far, we have found very little information about Muscleshell City. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Muscleshell City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Muscleshell City, please Contact Us.

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 Muscleshell City (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 Muscleshell City. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Muscleshell City is historic, it would have been located within present day Petroleum 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 Petroleum County: Fergus, Garfield, Musselshell & Phillips.

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

  • Petroleum County     (The home county of Muscleshell City)
    • Cat Creek [Petroleum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cat Creek
      • Cat Creek [Petroleum County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Muscleshell City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Creek
    • Winnett [Petroleum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnett
      • Winnett [Petroleum County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Muscleshell City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnett<4>
  • Garfield County

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

Newspapers Published in Muscleshell City ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Muscleshell City.

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

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 Muscleshell City:

  • 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 Muscleshell City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Muscleshell City.

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

  • Coon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Coon Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Muscleshell City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coon Cemetery
  • Gilfeather Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilfeather Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilfeather Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gilfeather Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Muscleshell City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilfeather Cemetery
  • Wolf Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wolf Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wolf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wolf Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Muscleshell City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Cemetery
  • Cat Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cat Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cat Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cat Creek Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Muscleshell City.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cat Creek Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Petroleum County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Muscleshell City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Muscleshell City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Muscleshell City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Muscleshell CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Muscleshell City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4556, Longitude: -107.9146       In this case, the coordinates for Muscleshell City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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