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Our Genealogy Helper for Porcupine ...

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

We've added Porcupine to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Porcupine, 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 Porcupine (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 Porcupine. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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 Porcupine is historic, it would have been located within present day Rosebud 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 Rosebud County: Big Horn, Custer, Garfield, Musselshell, Petroleum, Powder River, Treasure & Yellowstone.

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

  • Rosebud County     (The home county of Porcupine)
    • Forsyth [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
      • Forsyth [Rosebud County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Porcupine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<4>
    • Rosebud [Rosebud County]
    • Colstrip [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colstrip
      • Colstrip [Rosebud County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Porcupine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colstrip
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colstrip<4>
    • Angela [Rosebud County]
    • Ingomar [Rosebud County]
  • Custer County
    • Miles City [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles City
      • Miles City [Custer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Porcupine
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles City<4>
  • Treasure County
    • Sanders [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanders
      • Sanders [Treasure County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Porcupine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanders
    • Hysham [Treasure County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hysham
      • Hysham [Treasure County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Porcupine
      • 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>
    • Bighorn [Treasure County]

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

Newspapers Published in Porcupine ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Porcupine.

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

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 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 Porcupine:

  • 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 Porcupine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Porcupine.

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

  • Forsyth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forsyth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forsyth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth Cemetery
  • Rosebud Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosebud Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosebud Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosebud Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Porcupine.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud Cemetery
  • Howard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Howard Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Porcupine.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard Cemetery
  • Hathaway Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hathaway Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hathaway Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hathaway Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Porcupine.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hathaway Cemetery
  • Colstrip Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Colstrip Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Colstrip Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Colstrip Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Porcupine.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colstrip 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Memorial Vale Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Porcupine.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memorial Vale 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 Porcupine in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Porcupine.

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

  • Forsyth [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forsyth
    • Forsyth [Rosebud County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Porcupine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 308 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,752 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Forsyth had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forsyth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forsyth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forsyth<4>
  • Albright [Rosebud County] - Historic
    • While Albright was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albright
    • Albright [Rosebud County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Porcupine
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Albright had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albright have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Rosebud [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
    • Rosebud [Rosebud County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Porcupine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rosebud had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosebud<4>
  • Howard [Rosebud County] - Historic
    • While Howard was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
    • Howard [Rosebud County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Porcupine
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Howard had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sabra [Rosebud County] - Historic
    • While Sabra was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabra
    • Sabra [Rosebud County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Porcupine
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sabra had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabra have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hathaway [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hathaway
    • Hathaway [Rosebud County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Porcupine
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 36 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hathaway had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hathaway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hathaway
  • Sadie [Custer County] - Historic
    • While Sadie was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sadie
    • Sadie [Custer County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Porcupine
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sadie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sadie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Horton [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horton
    • Horton [Custer County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Porcupine
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Horton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Rosebud County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Porcupine, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Porcupine) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porcupine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2897, Longitude: -106.6603       In this case, the coordinates for Porcupine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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