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Our Genealogy Helper for Prairie Elk ...

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

We've added Prairie Elk to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Prairie Elk, 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 Prairie Elk (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 Prairie Elk. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Prairie Elk is historic, it would have been located within present day McCone 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 McCone County: Dawson, Garfield, Prairie, Richland, Roosevelt & Valley.

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

  • McCone County     (The home county of Prairie Elk)
    • Vida [McCone County]
    • Redwater [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [McCone County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Prairie Elk
    • Circle [McCone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle
      • Circle [McCone County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Prairie Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 598 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Circle<3>
    • McCone City [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCone City
      • McCone City [McCone County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Prairie Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCone City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brockway [McCone County]
  • Dawson County
    • Richey [Dawson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Dawson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the east of Prairie Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richey<3>
  • Roosevelt County
    • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Point
      • Wolf Point [Roosevelt County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Prairie Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,722 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wolf Point<3>
    • Poplar [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar
      • Poplar [Roosevelt County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Prairie Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 835 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplar<3>
  • Valley County
    • Frazer [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazer
      • Frazer [Valley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Prairie Elk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frazer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frazer<3>
    • Fort Peck [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Peck
      • Fort Peck [Valley County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Prairie Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Peck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Peck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Peck<3>
    • Nashua [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
      • Nashua [Valley County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Prairie Elk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 286 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashua have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Prairie Elk ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Prairie Elk.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Prairie Elk, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Prairie Elk.

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 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 Prairie Elk:

  • 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 Prairie Elk ...

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

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

  • Ervine Cemetery
  • Prairie Elk Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Elk Cemetery
    • Prairie Elk Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Prairie Elk.
    • Prairie Elk Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Prairie Elk Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Elk Cemetery
  • Holy Eucharist Cemetery
  • Cow Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cow Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cow Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cow Creek Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Prairie Elk.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Creek Cemetery
  • Vida Cemetery
  • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Prairie Elk.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Prairie Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Chicken Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chicken Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chicken Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Chicken Hill Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Prairie Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chicken Hill Cemetery
    • Sunset Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Rest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunset Rest Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Prairie Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Rest Cemetery
    • Kings Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kings Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kings Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kings Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Prairie Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Cemetery
    • Prairie Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Prairie Lawn Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Prairie Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Lawn Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
      • Greenwood Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Prairie Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery
    • Courchene Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Courchene Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Courchene Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Courchene Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Prairie Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courchene Cemetery
    • Redwater Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Redwater Cemetery
      • Redwater Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Prairie Elk.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater Cemetery
    • Riverside Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About McCone 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 Prairie Elk, 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Prairie Elk) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Elk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7833, Longitude: -105.8631       In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Elk have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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