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Our Genealogy Helper for Red Rock ...

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 Red Rock (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 Red Rock. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Red Rock is located in Beaverhead 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 Beaverhead County: Clark (ID), Fremont (ID), Lemhi (ID), Deer Lodge, Madison, Ravalli & Silver Bow.

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

  • Beaverhead County     (The home county of Red Rock)
    • Armstead [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armstead
      • Armstead [Beaverhead County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dell [Beaverhead County]
    • Bannack [Beaverhead County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannack
      • Bannack [Beaverhead County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Rock
    • Lima [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lima
      • Lima [Beaverhead County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lima have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lima
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lima<3>
    • Dillon [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
      • Dillon [Beaverhead County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Red Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,333 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<3>
    • Argenta [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argenta
      • Argenta [Beaverhead County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Red Rock
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argenta
    • Polaris [Beaverhead County]
    • Glen [Beaverhead County]
  • Lemhi County (ID)
    • Junction [Lemhi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
      • Junction [Lemhi County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
    • Leadore [Lemhi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadore
      • Leadore [Lemhi County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Rock
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leadore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leadore<3>
    • Lemhi [Lemhi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemhi
      • Lemhi [Lemhi County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Red Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemhi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemhi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemhi<3>
    • Tendoy [Lemhi County]

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

Newspapers Published in Red Rock ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Red Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Red Rock, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Red Rock.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Red Rock:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Red Rock ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Red Rock.

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

  • Poindexter Cemetery
  • Lima Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lima Cemetery
    • Lima Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Rock.
    • Lima Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Little Bench Cemetery
    • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lima Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2139399<4>
  • Bannack Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Argenta Cemetery
  • McRea Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McRea Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McRea Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • McRea Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Red Rock.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRea 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Red Rock had a population of 38 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Red Rock [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
    • Red Rock [Beaverhead County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Red Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Rock had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
  • Grayling [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grayling
    • Grayling [Beaverhead County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Red Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grayling had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grayling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grayling
  • Dalys [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalys
    • Dalys [Beaverhead County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Red Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dalys had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dalys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalys
  • Dell [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dell
    • Dell [Beaverhead County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dell had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dell<3>
  • Barretts [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barretts
    • Barretts [Beaverhead County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Red Rock
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barretts had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barretts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barretts
  • Bannack [Beaverhead County] - Historic
    • While Bannack was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bannack
    • Bannack [Beaverhead County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Red Rock
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 193 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bannack had a post office and no railroad service
  • Lima [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lima
    • Lima [Beaverhead County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Red Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 358 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lima had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lima have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lima
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lima<3>
  • Dillon [Beaverhead County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
    • Dillon [Beaverhead County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Red Rock
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,012 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,333 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dillon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Argenta [Beaverhead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argenta
      • Argenta [Beaverhead County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Red Rock
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Argenta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argenta

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Red Rock ...

While our initial data about Red Rock came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Red Rock in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Red Rock.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Red Rock:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Red Rock. See our Misc Page for Red Rock for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Montana Community

About Beaverhead County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Red Rock. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Red Rock) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Red Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9005, Longitude: -112.8189       In this case, the coordinates for Red Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 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 Red Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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