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Our Genealogy Helper for Patterson ...

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

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

Although our information shows that the community of Patterson is historic, it would have been located within present day Chouteau 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 Chouteau County: Blaine, Cascade, Fergus, Hill, Judith Basin, Liberty, Pondera & Teton.

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

  • Chouteau County     (The home county of Patterson)
    • Big Sag [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sag
      • Big Sag [Chouteau County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sag
    • Highwood [Chouteau County]
    • Fort Benton [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Benton
      • Fort Benton [Chouteau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Patterson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Benton<3>
    • Geraldine [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [Chouteau County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Patterson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geraldine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<3>
    • Loma [Chouteau County]
    • Carter [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Chouteau County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Patterson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carter<3>
    • Floweree [Chouteau County]
    • Virgelle [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virgelle
      • Virgelle [Chouteau County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Patterson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgelle
  • Cascade County
    • Armington [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington
      • Armington [Cascade County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington
    • Belt [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belt
      • Belt [Cascade County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 568 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belt<3>
    • Armington Junction [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington Junction
      • Armington Junction [Cascade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington Junction
    • Sand Coulee [Cascade County]
    • Stockett [Cascade County]
    • Black Eagle [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Eagle
      • Black Eagle [Cascade County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Patterson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Black Eagle<3>
    • Great Falls [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Cascade County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Patterson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
    • Monarch [Cascade County]
  • Fergus County
    • Coffee Creek [Fergus County]
    • Denton [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Fergus County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Patterson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<3>
  • Judith Basin County
    • Geyser [Judith Basin County]
    • Raynesford [Judith Basin County]
    • Arrow Creek [Judith Basin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrow Creek
      • Arrow Creek [Judith Basin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Patterson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrow Creek
    • Stanford [Judith Basin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanford
      • Stanford [Judith Basin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Patterson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanford<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Patterson ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Patterson.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Patterson, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Patterson.

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 helpful 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 Patterson:

  • 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 Patterson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Patterson.

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

  • Montague Cemetery
  • Upper Shonkin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Upper Shonkin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Upper Shonkin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Upper Shonkin Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Patterson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Shonkin Cemetery
  • Upper Highwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Upper Highwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Upper Highwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Upper Highwood Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Highwood Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Riverside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverside Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Patterson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
  • Geraldine Cemetery
  • Big Willow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big Willow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big Willow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Big Willow Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Willow Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Big Willow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big Willow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big Willow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Big Willow Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Willow Cemetery
    • Clear Lake Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clear Lake Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clear Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clear Lake Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Patterson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Lake Cemetery
    • Lower Belt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Belt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Belt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lower Belt Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Belt Cemetery
    • McLeish Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McLeish Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McLeish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McLeish Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south of Patterson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McLeish Cemetery
    • Carter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carter Cemetery
      • Carter Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Patterson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Cemetery
    • Graceville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graceville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graceville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Graceville Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Patterson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graceville Cemetery
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Square Butte Bench Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Square Butte Bench Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Square Butte Bench Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Square Butte Bench Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Patterson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Square Butte Bench Cemetery
    • Geyser Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Geyser Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Geyser Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Geyser Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Patterson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geyser 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 Patterson in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Patterson.

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

  • Highwood [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
    • Highwood [Chouteau County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west of Patterson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Highwood had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highwood<3>
  • Fort Benton [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Benton
    • Fort Benton [Chouteau County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Patterson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 624 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,442 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Benton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Benton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Benton<3>
  • Tunis [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunis
    • Tunis [Chouteau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Patterson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tunis had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunis
  • Floweree [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floweree
    • Floweree [Chouteau County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Patterson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Floweree had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floweree
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floweree<3>
  • Belt [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belt
    • Belt [Cascade County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 112 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 568 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belt had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belt
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belt<3>
  • Armington [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armington
    • Armington [Cascade County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Patterson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Armington had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armington
  • Portage [Cascade County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
    • Portage [Cascade County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Patterson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Portage had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chouteau County: www.co.chouteau.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

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 Patterson, 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Patterson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patterson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6455, Longitude: -110.5660       In this case, the coordinates for Patterson 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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