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Our Genealogy Helper for Ringling ...

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 Ringling (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 Ringling. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 south 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.

Ringling is located in Meagher 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 Meagher County: Broadwater, Cascade, Gallatin, Judith Basin, Lewis and Clark, Park, Sweet Grass & Wheatland.

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

  • Meagher County     (The home county of Ringling)
    • Castle Town [Meagher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Town
      • Castle Town [Meagher County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ringling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Town
    • White Sulphur Springs [Meagher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
      • White Sulphur Springs [Meagher County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Ringling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<3>
    • Langford City [Meagher County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langford City
      • Langford City [Meagher County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ringling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Martinsdale [Meagher County]
  • Broadwater County
    • Toston [Broadwater County]
    • Townsend [Broadwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsend
      • Townsend [Broadwater County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Ringling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,220 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsend<3>
    • Radersburg [Broadwater County]
  • Gallatin County
    • Francis [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Gallatin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ringling
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Sedan [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedan
      • Sedan [Gallatin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Ringling
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan
    • Belgrade [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgrade
      • Belgrade [Gallatin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ringling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,390 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgrade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgrade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belgrade<3>
    • Manhattan [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
      • Manhattan [Gallatin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ringling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,917 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manhattan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manhattan<3>
  • Park County
    • Wilsall [Park County]
    • Clyde Park [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Park
      • Clyde Park [Park County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Ringling
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde Park<3>
  • Wheatland County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ringling ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ringling.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ringling. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ringling and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ringling.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 38 miles [61.2 km] of Ringling.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Ringling:

  • 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 Ringling ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ringling.

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

  • Castle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Castle Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Castle Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Castle Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ringling.
    • Castle Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Castletown Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20806<5>
  • Lennep Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Mayn Cemetery
  • Lebo Cemetery
  • Wilsall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilsall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilsall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wilsall Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Ringling.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsall Cemetery
  • Sedan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sedan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sedan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sedan Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ringling.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Woosley Family Cemetery
    • Morgan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morgan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Morgan Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Ringling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan Cemetery
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Calvary Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ringling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Hopkins Cemetery
    • Rock Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rock Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rock Creek Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ringling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Creek Cemetery
    • Gauglerville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gauglerville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gauglerville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gauglerville Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ringling.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauglerville 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.<6>

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

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

  • Sixteen [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixteen
    • Sixteen [Meagher County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ringling
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sixteen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixteen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixteen
  • Robinson [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson
    • Robinson [Meagher County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ringling
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Robinson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinson
  • White Sulphur Springs [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Sulphur Springs
    • White Sulphur Springs [Meagher County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Ringling
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 640 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 915 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, White Sulphur Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Sulphur Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Sulphur Springs<3>
  • Meyersburg [Park County] - Historic
    • While Meyersburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meyersburg
    • Meyersburg [Park County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Ringling
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Meyersburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meyersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sedan [Gallatin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sedan
    • Sedan [Gallatin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Ringling
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sedan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sedan
  • Gallop [Gallatin County] - Historic
    • While Gallop was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallop
    • Gallop [Gallatin County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ringling
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gallop had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Martinsdale [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsdale
    • Martinsdale [Meagher County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ringling
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Martinsdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsdale<3>
  • Clyde Park [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Park
    • Clyde Park [Park County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Ringling
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 16 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 313 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clyde Park had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde Park<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Meagher County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ringling. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ringling) 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 Ringling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RinglingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ringling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2735, Longitude: -110.8058    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Ringling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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