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Our Genealogy Helper for Robinson ...

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 Robinson (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 Robinson. 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.

Robinson 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 Robinson. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Robinson:

  • Meagher County     (The home county of Robinson)
    • Castle Town [Meagher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Town
      • Castle Town [Meagher County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Robinson
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Robinson
      • 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>
    • Ringling [Meagher County]
    • Martinsdale [Meagher County]
    • Langford City [Meagher County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langford City
      • Langford City [Meagher County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Robinson
      • 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.
    • Fort Logan [Meagher County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Logan
      • Fort Logan [Meagher County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Robinson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Logan
  • Cascade County
    • Neihart [Cascade County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neihart
      • Neihart [Cascade County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Robinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neihart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neihart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neihart<3>
  • Gallatin County
    • Francis [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Gallatin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Robinson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
  • Park County
    • Wilsall [Park County]
    • Clyde Park [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde Park
      • Clyde Park [Park County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Robinson
      • 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
    • Twodot [Wheatland County]
    • Harlowton [Wheatland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlowton
      • Harlowton [Wheatland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Robinson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlowton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlowton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harlowton<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Robinson ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Robinson.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Robinson:

  • 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 Robinson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Robinson.

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 Robinson 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 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
  • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Robinson.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gauglerville Cemetery
  • Hopkins Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Kinyon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kinyon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kinyon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kinyon Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Robinson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinyon Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20950<5>
    • Twodot Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Twodot Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Twodot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Twodot Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Robinson.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twodot 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Robinson had a population of 65 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Robinson [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinson
    • Robinson [Meagher County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Robinson
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Robinson
    • 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>
  • Martinsdale [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsdale
    • Martinsdale [Meagher County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Robinson
    • 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>
  • Wolsey [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolsey
    • Wolsey [Meagher County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Robinson
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wolsey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolsey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolsey
  • Sixteen [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixteen
    • Sixteen [Meagher County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Robinson
    • 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
  • Fort Logan [Meagher County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Logan
    • Fort Logan [Meagher County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Robinson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Logan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Logan

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Robinson ...

While our initial data about Robinson came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Robinson 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 Robinson.

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 Robinson:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Meagher County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Robinson. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Robinson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4738, Longitude: -110.6683       In this case, the coordinates for Robinson 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>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 Robinson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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