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Our Genealogy Helper for Richland ...

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 Richland (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 Richland. 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 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 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.

Richland is located in Valley 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 Valley County: Daniels, Garfield, McCone, Phillips & Roosevelt.

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

  • Valley County     (The home county of Richland)
    • Glentana [Valley County]
    • Opheim [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opheim
      • Opheim [Valley County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Richland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 82 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opheim have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opheim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opheim<2>
    • Larslan [Valley County]
    • Roanwood [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanwood
      • Roanwood [Valley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Richland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanwood
    • Lustre [Valley County]
    • Saint Marie [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marie
      • Saint Marie [Valley County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Richland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marie<2>
  • Daniels County
    • Peerless [Daniels County]
    • Four Buttes [Daniels County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Buttes
      • Four Buttes [Daniels County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Richland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Buttes
    • Scobey [Daniels County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scobey
      • Scobey [Daniels County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Richland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scobey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scobey<2>
    • Flaxville [Daniels County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flaxville
      • Flaxville [Daniels County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Richland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flaxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flaxville<2>
    • Whitetail [Daniels County]

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

Newspapers Published in Richland ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Richland.

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

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 Richland:

  • 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 Saskatchewan

Cemeteries Near Richland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Richland.

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

  • Glentana Cemetery
  • Lawndale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lawndale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawndale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lawndale Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Richland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawndale Cemetery
  • Larslan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Larslan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Larslan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Larslan Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Richland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larslan Cemetery
  • Roanwood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roanwood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roanwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roanwood Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Richland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanwood Cemetery
  • Evangelical Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery
  • Scobey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Scobey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Scobey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scobey Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Richland.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scobey Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery
      • Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Richland.
      • Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Lustre Bethel Menonnite Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Lustre Mennonite Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Richland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • St. Michaels Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Michaels Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Michaels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Michaels Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Richland.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Michaels Cemetery

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richland. 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- Richland) 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 Richland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RichlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Richland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.8203, Longitude: -106.0526    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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