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Our Genealogy Helper for Pine Prairie ...

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 Pine Prairie (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 Pine Prairie. 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 Pine Prairie ...

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 Pine Prairie: Pine Pr.

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 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.

Pine Prairie is located in Flathead 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 Flathead County: Glacier, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Lincoln, Missoula, Pondera, Powell, Sanders & Teton.

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

  • Flathead County     (The home county of Pine Prairie)
    • Marion [Flathead County]
    • Kila [Flathead County]
    • Rhodes [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhodes
      • Rhodes [Flathead County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodes
    • Forest Hill Village [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hill Village
      • Forest Hill Village [Flathead County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Pine Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hill Village
    • Kalispell [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalispell
      • Kalispell [Flathead County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalispell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalispell<2>
    • Lakeside [Flathead County]
    • Somers [Flathead County]
    • Evergreen [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Flathead County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<2>
    • Creston [Flathead County]
    • Bigfork [Flathead County]
    • Whitefish [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitefish
      • Whitefish [Flathead County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,713 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitefish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitefish<2>
    • Columbia Falls [Flathead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia Falls
      • Columbia Falls [Flathead County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia Falls<2>
  • Lake County
    • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mary Ronan
      • Lake Mary Ronan [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Pine Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mary Ronan
    • Proctor [Lake County]
    • Elmo [Lake County]
    • Dayton [Lake County]
    • Rollins [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollins
      • Rollins [Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Pine Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rollins<2>
    • Big Arm [Lake County]
    • Woods Bay [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Bay
      • Woods Bay [Lake County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Pine Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Bay
    • Polson [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polson
      • Polson [Lake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Pine Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polson<2>
    • Swan Lake [Lake County]
    • Pablo [Lake County]
  • Lincoln County
    • Happys Inn [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happys Inn
      • Happys Inn [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Pine Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happys Inn
  • Sanders County
    • Niarada [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niarada
      • Niarada [Sanders County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niarada have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niarada
    • Lonepine [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonepine
      • Lonepine [Sanders County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonepine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonepine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonepine<2>
    • Hot Springs [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Sanders County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<2>
    • Plains [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sanders County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Pine Prairie ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pine Prairie.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Pine Prairie:

  • 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 Pine Prairie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pine Prairie.

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

  • McKay Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McKay Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McKay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McKay Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKay Cemetery
  • Niarada Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Niarada Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Niarada Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Niarada Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niarada Cemetery
  • Indian Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Indian Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Cemetery
  • Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spring Creek Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Creek Cemetery
  • Demersville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Demersville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Demersville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Demersville Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Demersville Cemetery
  • Murray Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murray Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murray Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Murray Memorial Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray Memorial Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Indian Cemetery
    • C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery
    • Conrad Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Conrad Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Conrad Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Conrad Memorial Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad Memorial Cemetery
    • Glacier Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glacier Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glacier Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glacier Memorial Gardens lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glacier Memorial Gardens
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Pine Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Trinity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trinity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trinity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trinity Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity Cemetery
    • Maillet Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maillet Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maillet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Maillet Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maillet Cemetery
    • Ventling Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ventling Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ventling Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ventling Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Pine Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ventling Cemetery
    • Lone Pine 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 Pine Prairie in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pine Prairie.

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

  • Kalispell [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalispell
    • Kalispell [Flathead County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Pine Prairie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,329 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kalispell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalispell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalispell<2>
  • Holt [Flathead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holt
    • Holt [Flathead County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Pine Prairie
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holt had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holt

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Flathead County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pine Prairie. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Flathead County: www.co.flathead.mt.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pine Prairie) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pine Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0288, Longitude: -114.7054       In this case, the coordinates for Pine Prairie 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>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 Pine Prairie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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