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Our Genealogy Helper for Powderville ...

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 Powderville (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 Powderville. 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 hospitals and 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.

Powderville is located in Powder River 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 Powder River County: Big Horn, Carter, Custer, Rosebud, Campbell (WY), Crook (WY) & Sheridan (WY).

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

  • Powder River County     (The home county of Powderville)
    • Olive [Powder River County]
    • Broadus [Powder River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadus
      • Broadus [Powder River County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Powderville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadus<2>
  • Carter County
    • Ekalaka [Carter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ekalaka
      • Ekalaka [Carter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Powderville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 367 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ekalaka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ekalaka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ekalaka<2>
    • Boyes [Carter County]
    • Hammond [Carter County]
  • Custer County

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

Newspapers Published in Powderville ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Powderville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Powderville, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Powderville.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Powderville:

  • 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 Powderville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Powderville.

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

  • Boothill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boothill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boothill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothill Cemetery
  • Valley View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley View Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Powderville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley View Cemetery
  • MacKenzie Family Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • IOOF Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Powderville.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF 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>

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

  • Powderville [Powder River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powderville
    • Powderville [Powder River County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Powderville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Powderville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powderville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powderville<2>
  • Beebe [Custer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beebe
    • Beebe [Custer County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Powderville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beebe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beebe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beebe

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Powderville ...

While our initial data about Powderville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Powderville 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 Powderville.

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 Powderville:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Powder River County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Powderville. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Powderville) 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 Powderville. 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 PowdervilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Powderville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7591, Longitude: -105.1161    
<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 Powderville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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