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Our Genealogy Helper for Rankin Place ...

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 Rankin Place (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 Rankin Place. 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.

Name Variations for Rankin Place ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Rankin Place: Rankin Pl. (or less commonly used: Rankin Plc.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Rankin Place is located in Carbon 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 Carbon County: Big Horn, Park, Stillwater, Yellowstone, Big Horn (WY) & Park (WY).

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Rankin Place)
    • Roscoe [Carbon County]
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
      • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rankin Place
      • 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>
    • Roberts [Carbon County]
    • Bearcreek [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearcreek
      • Bearcreek [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rankin Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearcreek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearcreek<2>
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Belfry [Carbon County]
    • Bridger [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rankin Place
      • 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>
    • Fromberg [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fromberg
      • Fromberg [Carbon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Rankin Place
      • 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>
    • Joliet [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joliet
      • Joliet [Carbon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rankin Place
      • 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>
    • Edgar [Carbon County]
  • Park County
    • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City-Silver Gate
      • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rankin Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City-Silver Gate
    • Cooke City [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
      • Cooke City [Park County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rankin Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<2>
    • Silver Gate [Park County]
  • Stillwater County
    • Fishtail [Stillwater County]
    • Dean [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean
      • Dean [Stillwater County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rankin Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean
    • Absarokee [Stillwater County]
    • Beehive [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beehive
      • Beehive [Stillwater County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rankin Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beehive
    • Nye [Stillwater County]
    • Columbus [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rankin Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<2>
    • Reed Point [Stillwater County]
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rankin Place
      • 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>
  • Sweet Grass County
    • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County]
    • McLeod [Sweet Grass County]
  • Park County (WY)

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

Newspapers Published in Rankin Place ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rankin Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rankin Place, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rankin Place.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Rankin Place:

  • 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 Rankin Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rankin Place.

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

  • Luoma Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Luoma Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Luoma Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luoma Ranch Cemetery
  • Elessens Ranch Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elessens Ranch Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elessens Ranch Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elessens Ranch Grave
  • Burnett Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burnett Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burnett Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnett Ranch Cemetery
  • Tony Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tony Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tony Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rankin Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tony Cemetery
  • Roscoe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roscoe Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roscoe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roscoe Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Rankin Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roscoe Cemetery
  • Thiel Homestead Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thiel Homestead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thiel Homestead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thiel Homestead Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Rankin Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thiel Homestead Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • John Henry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the John Henry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the John Henry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • John Henry Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Rankin Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on John Henry Cemetery
    • Sunrise Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunrise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunrise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sunrise Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Rankin Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Cemetery
    • Castagne Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Castagne Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Castagne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Castagne Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rankin Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castagne Cemetery
    • Red Lodge Cemetery
    • St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Olaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Olaf Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rankin Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Olaf Cemetery
    • Clear Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clear Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clear Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clear Creek Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Rankin Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek Cemetery
    • Roberts Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roberts Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roberts Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roberts Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rankin Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roberts Cemetery
    • Nye Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nye Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nye Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nye Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rankin Place.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nye Cemetery
    • Bearcreek 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.<5>

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

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

  • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Rankin Place
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 624 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Lodge had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Cooke City [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
    • Cooke City [Park County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rankin Place
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cooke City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Carbon County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rankin Place. 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- Rankin Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rankin Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2616, Longitude: -109.4924       In this case, the coordinates for Rankin Place 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>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 Rankin Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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