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Our Genealogy Helper for Norwegian Settlement ...

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

We've added Norwegian Settlement to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Norwegian Settlement, 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 Norwegian Settlement (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 Norwegian Settlement. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Norwegian Settlement is historic, it would have been located within present day Sweet Grass 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 Sweet Grass County: Golden Valley, Meagher, Park, Stillwater & Wheatland.

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

  • Sweet Grass County     (The home county of Norwegian Settlement)
    • Melville [Sweet Grass County]
    • Sourdough [Sweet Grass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sourdough
      • Sourdough [Sweet Grass County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Norwegian Settlement
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sourdough
    • Big Timber [Sweet Grass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Timber
      • Big Timber [Sweet Grass County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Norwegian Settlement
      • 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<3>
    • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County]
    • McLeod [Sweet Grass County]
  • Golden Valley County
    • Ryegate [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryegate
      • Ryegate [Golden Valley County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Norwegian Settlement
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ryegate have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryegate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ryegate<3>
  • Meagher County
    • Martinsdale [Meagher County]
  • Park County
    • Springdale [Park County]
    • Clyde Park [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Park
      • Clyde Park [Park County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Norwegian Settlement
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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>
    • Wilsall [Park County]
  • Stillwater County
    • Reed Point [Stillwater County]
    • Rapelje [Stillwater County]
  • Wheatland County
    • Twodot [Wheatland County]
    • Harlowton [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlowton
      • Harlowton [Wheatland County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Norwegian Settlement
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlowton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlowton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlowton<3>
    • Shawmut [Wheatland County]
    • Judith Gap [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judith Gap
      • Judith Gap [Wheatland County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the north of Norwegian Settlement
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Judith Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Judith Gap<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Norwegian Settlement ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Norwegian Settlement.

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

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 Norwegian Settlement:

  • 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 Norwegian Settlement ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Norwegian Settlement.

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

  • Melville Lutheran Cemetery
  • Hopkins Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • The Mountain View Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Big Timber.Mountain View Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Norwegian Settlement.
    • Mountain View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Big Timber Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #672769<5>
  • Twodot Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Twodot Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Twodot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Twodot Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Norwegian Settlement.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twodot Cemetery
  • Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Catholic Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Norwegian Settlement.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catholic Cemetery
  • Duncan Ranch Colony Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Harlowton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harlowton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harlowton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harlowton Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Norwegian Settlement.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlowton Cemetery
    • Lebo Cemetery
    • Thomas Massacre Gravesite
    • Rock Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Creek Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Norwegian Settlement.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek Cemetery
    • Kent Cemetery
    • Gauglerville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gauglerville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gauglerville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gauglerville Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Norwegian Settlement.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauglerville 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.

While we didn't find Norwegian Settlement in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Norwegian Settlement.

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

  • Melville [Sweet Grass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
    • Melville [Sweet Grass County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Norwegian Settlement
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Melville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melville<3>
  • Big Timber [Sweet Grass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Timber
    • Big Timber [Sweet Grass County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Norwegian Settlement
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 265 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,688 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Timber had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Timber
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Timber<3>
  • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greycliff
    • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Norwegian Settlement
    • 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<3>
  • Hunters Hot Springs [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Hot Springs
    • Hunters Hot Springs [Park County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Norwegian Settlement
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hunters Hot Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Hot Springs
  • Shawmut [Wheatland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawmut
    • Shawmut [Wheatland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Norwegian Settlement
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shawmut had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawmut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawmut<3>
  • Springdale [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
    • Springdale [Park County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Norwegian Settlement
    • 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<3>
  • Martinsdale [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsdale
    • Martinsdale [Meagher County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Norwegian Settlement
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Martinsdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsdale<3>

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

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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 Norwegian Settlement, 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Norwegian Settlement) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norwegian Settlement. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.1083, Longitude: -109.9757       In this case, the coordinates for Norwegian Settlement have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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