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Our Genealogy Helper for Piegan ...

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 Piegan (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 Piegan. 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 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.

Piegan is located in Glacier 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 Glacier County: Flathead, Pondera & Toole.

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

  • Glacier County     (The home county of Piegan)
    • Browning [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browning
      • Browning [Glacier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Piegan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,001 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browning
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Browning<2>
    • South Browning [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Browning
      • South Browning [Glacier County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Piegan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Browning
    • North Browning [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Browning
      • North Browning [Glacier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Piegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Browning have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Browning
    • Cut Bank [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut Bank
      • Cut Bank [Glacier County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Piegan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut Bank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut Bank<2>
    • Starr School [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starr School
      • Starr School [Glacier County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Piegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starr School have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starr School
    • East Glacier Park [Glacier County]
    • Santa Rita [Glacier County]
    • East Glacier Park Village [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Glacier Park Village
      • East Glacier Park Village [Glacier County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Piegan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Glacier Park Village
    • Kiowa [Glacier County]
    • Saint Mary [Glacier County]
  • Pondera County
    • Heart Butte [Pondera County]
    • Dupuyer [Pondera County]
    • Valier [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valier
      • Valier [Pondera County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Piegan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valier<2>
    • Conrad [Pondera County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conrad
      • Conrad [Pondera County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Piegan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conrad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conrad<2>
  • Teton County
  • Toole County
    • Ethridge [Toole County]
    • Shelby [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Toole County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Piegan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<2>
    • Kevin [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kevin
      • Kevin [Toole County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Piegan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kevin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kevin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kevin<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Piegan ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Piegan.

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

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 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 Piegan:

  • 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 Piegan ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Piegan.

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

  • Four Horns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Four Horns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Four Horns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Horns Cemetery
  • Holy Family Mission Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Family Mission Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Family Mission Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Family Mission Cemetery
  • Robare Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robare Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robare Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Robare Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Piegan.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robare Cemetery
  • St. Anne Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Anne Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Anne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Anne Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Piegan.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Anne Cemetery
  • Birch Creek Colony Cemetery
  • Willow Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willow Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willow Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Willow Creek Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Piegan.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pondera Colony Cemetery
    • Nightshoot Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nightshoot Cemetery
      • Nightshoot Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Piegan.
      • Nightshoot Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Sharp Cemetery
      • Sharp - Nightshoot Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nightshoot Cemetery
    • Dupuyer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dupuyer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dupuyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dupuyer Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Piegan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupuyer Cemetery
    • Seville Colony Cemetery
    • Birdrattler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Birdrattler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Birdrattler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Birdrattler Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Piegan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdrattler Cemetery
    • Lakeview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakeview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lakeview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lakeview Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Piegan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Cemetery
    • Crown Hill Cemetery
    • Earring Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Earring Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Earring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Earring Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Piegan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earring Cemetery
    • Afterbuffalo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Afterbuffalo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Afterbuffalo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Afterbuffalo Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Piegan.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afterbuffalo 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.<4>

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

  • Dupuyer [Pondera County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dupuyer
    • Dupuyer [Pondera County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Piegan
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dupuyer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dupuyer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dupuyer<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Glacier County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Piegan. 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- Piegan) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piegan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4347, Longitude: -112.6945       In this case, the coordinates for Piegan 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>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 Piegan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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