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Our Genealogy Helper for Rapelje ...

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 Rapelje (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 Rapelje. 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 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.

Rapelje is located in Stillwater 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 Stillwater County: Carbon, Golden Valley, Park, Sweet Grass & Yellowstone.

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

  • Stillwater County     (The home county of Rapelje)
    • Molt [Stillwater County]
    • Columbus [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rapelje
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Rapelje
      • 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>
    • Absarokee [Stillwater County]
    • Fishtail [Stillwater County]
  • Carbon County
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Joliet [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joliet
      • Joliet [Carbon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rapelje
      • 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]
  • Golden Valley County
    • Ryegate [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ryegate
      • Ryegate [Golden Valley County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rapelje
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ryegate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryegate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ryegate<2>
    • Lavina [Golden Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavina
      • Lavina [Golden Valley County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rapelje
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavina have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavina<2>
  • Sweet Grass County
    • Sourdough [Sweet Grass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sourdough
      • Sourdough [Sweet Grass County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Rapelje
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sourdough
    • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County]
    • Big Timber [Sweet Grass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Timber
      • Big Timber [Sweet Grass County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Rapelje
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,688 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Timber
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Timber<2>
    • Melville [Sweet Grass County]
  • Wheatland County
  • Yellowstone County
    • Broadview [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadview
      • Broadview [Yellowstone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rapelje
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadview<2>
    • Comanche [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche
      • Comanche [Yellowstone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rapelje
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche
    • Acton [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Yellowstone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Rapelje
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Hesper [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesper
      • Hesper [Yellowstone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rapelje
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
    • Rimrock [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimrock
      • Rimrock [Yellowstone County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Rapelje
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rimrock
    • Laurel [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Yellowstone County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Rapelje
      • 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>
    • Billings [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Rapelje
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Rapelje ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rapelje.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Rapelje. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Rapelje and those printed in the larger area surrounding Rapelje.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Rapelje.

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 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 Rapelje:

  • 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 Rapelje ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rapelje.

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

  • Rapelje Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rapelje Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rapelje Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rapelje Cemetery
  • Holland Settlement Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holland Settlement Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holland Settlement Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holland Settlement Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Rapelje.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Settlement Cemetery
  • Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Rapelje.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Assumption Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Broadview Cemetery
  • Belmont Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belmont Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belmont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belmont Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rapelje.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont Cemetery
  • Ryegate Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ryegate Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ryegate Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ryegate Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Rapelje.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ryegate Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Rapelje.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Resurrection Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Resurrection Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Resurrection Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Resurrection Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Rapelje.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Resurrection Cemetery
    • Reed Point Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reed Point Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reed Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reed Point Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Rapelje.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Point Cemetery
    • Reed Point Cemetery
    • Helm Memorial Cemetery
    • Barber Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barber Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barber Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Rapelje.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barber Cemetery
    • Kent Cemetery
    • Thomas Massacre Gravesite
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Rapelje.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer 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 Rapelje in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rapelje.

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

  • Shawmut [Wheatland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawmut
    • Shawmut [Wheatland County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rapelje
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shawmut had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawmut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawmut<2>
  • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greycliff
    • Greycliff [Sweet Grass County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rapelje
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greycliff had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greycliff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greycliff<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Stillwater County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rapelje. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rapelje) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rapelje. 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 RapeljeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rapelje. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9722, Longitude: -109.2585    
<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 Rapelje, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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