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Our Genealogy Helper for Ragland Bench ...

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

We've added Ragland Bench to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ragland Bench, 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 Ragland Bench (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 Ragland Bench. 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ragland Bench is historic, it would have been located within present day Blaine 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 Blaine County: Chouteau, Fergus, Hill & Phillips.

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

  • Blaine County     (The home county of Ragland Bench)
  • Chouteau County
    • Geraldine [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [Chouteau County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Ragland Bench
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geraldine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<3>
  • Fergus County
    • Winifred [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifred
      • Winifred [Fergus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Ragland Bench
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winifred have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winifred<3>
    • Christina [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christina
      • Christina [Fergus County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Ragland Bench
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christina
    • Hilger [Fergus County]
    • Roy [Fergus County]
    • Denton [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Fergus County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Ragland Bench
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Ragland Bench ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ragland Bench.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Ragland Bench:

  • 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 Ragland Bench ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ragland Bench.

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

  • Alice Nash Memorial Cemetery
  • Winifred Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winifred Cemetery
    • Winifred Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Ragland Bench.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifred Cemetery
  • Everson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Everson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Everson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Everson Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Ragland Bench.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everson Cemetery
  • Hungry Hollow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hungry Hollow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hungry Hollow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hungry Hollow Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Ragland Bench.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hungry Hollow 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 Ragland Bench in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ragland Bench.

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

  • Judith [Fergus County] - Historic
    • While Judith was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judith
    • Judith [Fergus County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Ragland Bench
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Judith had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judith have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Warrick [Chouteau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrick
    • Warrick [Chouteau County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Ragland Bench
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warrick had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrick
  • Christina [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christina
    • Christina [Fergus County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Ragland Bench
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Christina had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christina

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Blaine 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 Ragland Bench, 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' (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- Ragland Bench) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ragland Bench. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7850, Longitude: -109.4299       In this case, the coordinates for Ragland Bench 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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