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Our Genealogy Helper for Pryor ...

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 Pryor (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 Pryor. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Pryor is located in Big Horn 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 Big Horn County: Carbon, Powder River, Rosebud, Treasure, Yellowstone, Big Horn (WY) & Sheridan (WY).

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

  • Big Horn County     (The home county of Pryor)
  • Carbon County
    • Edgar [Carbon County]
    • Fromberg [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fromberg
      • Fromberg [Carbon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fromberg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fromberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fromberg<2>
    • Bridger [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Carbon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridger<2>
    • Joliet [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joliet
      • Joliet [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joliet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joliet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joliet<2>
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Belfry [Carbon County]
    • Roberts [Carbon County]
    • Bearcreek [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearcreek
      • Bearcreek [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearcreek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearcreek<2>
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
      • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<2>
  • Stillwater County
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Pryor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<2>
    • Molt [Stillwater County]
    • Columbus [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
  • Yellowstone County
    • Laurel [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Yellowstone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
    • Hesper [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesper
      • Hesper [Yellowstone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Pryor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
    • Billings [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<2>
    • Rimrock [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimrock
      • Rimrock [Yellowstone County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Pryor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rimrock
    • Lockwood [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockwood
      • Lockwood [Yellowstone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Pryor
      • 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
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Pryor
      • 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<2>
    • Shepherd [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [Yellowstone County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Pryor
      • 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<2>
    • Ballantine [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballantine
      • Ballantine [Yellowstone County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Pryor
      • 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<2>
    • Worden [Yellowstone County]
  • Big Horn County (WY)
    • Frannie [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frannie
      • Frannie [Big Horn County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frannie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frannie<2>
    • Cowley [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowley
      • Cowley [Big Horn County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowley<2>
    • Deaver [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deaver
      • Deaver [Big Horn County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Pryor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deaver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deaver<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Pryor ...

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 85 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pryor.

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

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 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 Pryor:

  • 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
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Pryor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pryor.

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

  • Plenty Coups State Park Cemetery
  • Big Day Cemetery
  • Singgood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Singgood Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Singgood Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Singgood Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Sing Good Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singgood Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21116<4>
  • Pryor Cemetery
  • Teeples Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Teeples Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Teeples Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Teeples Ranch Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Pryor.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teeples Ranch Cemetery
  • Howell Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howell Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howell Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Howell Grave lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Pryor.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell Grave
  • Continue List ...
    • Rockvale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockvale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rockvale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rockvale Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Pryor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockvale Cemetery
    • Wrangler Ditch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wrangler Ditch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wrangler Ditch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wrangler Ditch Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Pryor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrangler Ditch Cemetery
    • Cooke Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooke Cemetery
      • Cooke Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Pryor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke Cemetery
    • Gebo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gebo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gebo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gebo Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Pryor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gebo Cemetery
    • Bridger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bridger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bridger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bridger Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pryor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger Cemetery
    • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mountain View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mountain View Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pryor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Bowler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bowler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bowler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bowler Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Pryor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowler Cemetery
    • Deadman Creek Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Deadman Creek Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Deadman Creek Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Deadman Creek Grave lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Pryor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadman Creek Grave
    • Holy Cross 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>

While we didn't find Pryor in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pryor.

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

  • Laurel [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Yellowstone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Pryor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,715 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Laurel had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<2>
  • Billings [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
    • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Pryor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 836 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Billings had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Big Horn County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pryor. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pryor) 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 Pryor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PryorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pryor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4297, Longitude: -108.5332       In this case, the coordinates for Pryor 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Pryor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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