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Our Genealogy Helper for Pompeys Pillar ...

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 Pompeys Pillar (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 Pompeys Pillar. 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 Pompeys Pillar ...

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.

While the name of this community is Pompeys Pillar, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Pompeys Pillar may originally have been Pompey's Pillar.

Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Pompeys Pillar might be written as Pompey Pillar.

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.

Pompeys Pillar is located in Yellowstone 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 Yellowstone County: Big Horn, Carbon, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Rosebud, Stillwater & Treasure.

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

  • Yellowstone County     (The home county of Pompeys Pillar)
    • Ballantine [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballantine
      • Ballantine [Yellowstone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Pompeys Pillar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballantine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballantine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballantine<4>
    • Worden [Yellowstone County]
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Pompeys Pillar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<4>
    • Shepherd [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [Yellowstone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Pompeys Pillar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherd<4>
    • Custer [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Pompeys Pillar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<4>
    • Lockwood [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockwood
      • Lockwood [Yellowstone County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Pompeys Pillar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockwood
    • Billings [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Pompeys Pillar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<4>
  • Big Horn County
    • Hardin [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardin
      • Hardin [Big Horn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Pompeys Pillar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardin<4>
    • Crow Agency [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Agency
      • Crow Agency [Big Horn County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Pompeys Pillar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crow Agency<4>
    • Saint Xavier [Big Horn County]
  • Musselshell County
    • Musselshell [Musselshell County]
  • Treasure County
    • Bighorn [Treasure County]
    • Hysham [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hysham
      • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Pompeys Pillar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hysham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hysham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hysham<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Pompeys Pillar ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pompeys Pillar.

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

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 Pompeys Pillar:

  • 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 Pompeys Pillar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pompeys Pillar.

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

  • Pleasantview Cemetery
  • Castle Butte Cemetery
  • Huntley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Huntley Cemetery
    • Huntley Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Pompeys Pillar.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley Cemetery
  • Evangelical Cemetery
  • Scandia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scandia Cemetery
    • Scandia Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Pompeys Pillar.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scandia Cemetery
  • Shepherd Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shepherd Cemetery
    • Shepherd Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Pompeys Pillar.
    • Shepherd Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Custer Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Pompeys Pillar.
      • Fairview Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hardin Community Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1382971<5>
    • Riverside Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverside Cemetery
      • Riverside Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Pompeys Pillar.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Cemetery
    • Boothill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boothill Cemetery
      • The Boothill Cemetery is located in Billings.Boothill Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Pompeys Pillar.
      • Boothill Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Coulson Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothill Cemetery
    • Hoskin Basin 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Pompeys Pillar had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pompeys Pillar
    • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Pompeys Pillar
    • 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<4>
  • Bull Mountain [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Mountain
    • Bull Mountain [Yellowstone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Pompeys Pillar
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Mountain
  • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Pompeys Pillar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huntley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<4>
  • Custer [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
    • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Pompeys Pillar
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Pompeys Pillar ...

While our initial data about Pompeys Pillar came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Pompeys Pillar in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Pompeys Pillar.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Pompeys Pillar:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Pompeys Pillar. See our Misc Page for Pompeys Pillar for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yellowstone County: www.co.yellowstone.mt.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Pompeys Pillar) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pompeys Pillar. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pompeys PillarOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pompeys Pillar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9913, Longitude: -107.9528    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.
<6>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 Pompeys Pillar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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