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Our Genealogy Helper for Old Ford Place ...

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 Old Ford Place (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 Old Ford Place. 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 Old Ford Place ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Old Ford Place: Old Ford Pl. (or less commonly used: Old Ford Plc.)

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Old Ford Place is located in Big Horn 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 Big Horn County: Carbon, Powder River, Rosebud, Treasure, Yellowstone, Big Horn (WY) & Sheridan (WY).

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

  • Big Horn County     (The home county of Old Ford Place)
    • Hardin [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardin
      • Hardin [Big Horn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Ford Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardin<3>
    • Crow Agency [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Agency
      • Crow Agency [Big Horn County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Old Ford Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crow Agency<3>
    • Garryowen [Big Horn County]
    • Saint Xavier [Big Horn County]
    • Busby [Big Horn County]
    • Lodge Grass [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge Grass
      • Lodge Grass [Big Horn County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Old Ford Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodge Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge Grass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge Grass<3>
  • Rosebud County
    • Colstrip [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colstrip
      • Colstrip [Rosebud County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Old Ford Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colstrip
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colstrip<3>
  • Treasure County
    • Bighorn [Treasure County]
    • Myers [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myers
      • Myers [Treasure County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Old Ford Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myers
    • Hysham [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hysham
      • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Ford Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hysham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hysham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hysham<3>
  • Yellowstone County
    • Custer [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Ford Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<3>
    • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]
    • Ballantine [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballantine
      • Ballantine [Yellowstone County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Old Ford Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballantine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballantine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballantine<3>
    • Worden [Yellowstone County]
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Old Ford Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Old Ford Place ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Ford Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Ford Place, 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 Old Ford Place.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Old Ford Place:

  • 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 Old Ford Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Ford Place.

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 Old Ford Place covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Ford Place.
    • Fairview Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Hardin Community Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1382971<4>
  • Custer Cemetery
  • Apsaalooke Veterans Cemetery
  • Crow Agency Cemetery
  • Custer National Cemetery
  • Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
  • Continue List ...
    • Rancher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rancher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rancher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rancher Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Old Ford Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rancher Cemetery
    • Garryowen Cemetery
    • Memorial Vale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Memorial Vale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Memorial Vale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Memorial Vale Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Ford Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Vale Cemetery
    • Castle Butte 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 Old Ford Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Ford Place.

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

  • Custer [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
    • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Ford Place
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Custer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<3>
  • Crow Agency [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Agency
    • Crow Agency [Big Horn County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Old Ford Place
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crow Agency had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Agency
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crow Agency<3>
  • Bull Mountain [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Mountain
    • Bull Mountain [Yellowstone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Ford Place
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bull Mountain had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Mountain
  • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pompeys Pillar
    • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Old Ford Place
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pompeys Pillar had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pompeys Pillar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pompeys Pillar<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Big Horn County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Ford Place. 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- Old Ford Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Ford Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9039, Longitude: -107.4573       In this case, the coordinates for Old Ford Place 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>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 Old Ford Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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