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Our Genealogy Helper for Rock Crossing ...

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 Rock Crossing (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 Rock Crossing. 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.

Name Variations for Rock Crossing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Rock Crossing: Rock Xing.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 and doctors 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.

Rock Crossing is located in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County: Daniels, Roosevelt, Divide (ND) & Williams (ND).

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

  • Sheridan County     (The home county of Rock Crossing)
    • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Lake
      • Medicine Lake [Sheridan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 219 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medicine Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Lake<3>
    • Dagmar [Sheridan County]
    • Reserve [Sheridan County]
    • Antelope [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope
      • Antelope [Sheridan County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Rock Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antelope<3>
    • Plentywood [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plentywood
      • Plentywood [Sheridan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,712 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plentywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plentywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plentywood<3>
    • Comertown [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comertown
      • Comertown [Sheridan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Rock Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comertown
    • Raymond [Sheridan County]
    • Westby [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westby
      • Westby [Sheridan County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 152 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westby<3>
    • Outlook [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Outlook
      • Outlook [Sheridan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Outlook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Outlook<3>
    • Redstone [Sheridan County]
  • Roosevelt County
    • Froid [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Froid
      • Froid [Roosevelt County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Froid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Froid
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Froid<3>
    • McCabe [Roosevelt County]
    • Culbertson [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culbertson
      • Culbertson [Roosevelt County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culbertson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culbertson<3>
    • Bainville [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainville
      • Bainville [Roosevelt County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bainville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bainville<3>
    • Brockton [Roosevelt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockton
      • Brockton [Roosevelt County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Crossing
      • Estimated population in 2018: 234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brockton<3>
  • Divide County (ND)
    • Fortuna [Divide County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fortuna
      • Fortuna [Divide County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fortuna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fortuna<3>
  • Williams County (ND)
    • Grenora [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenora
      • Grenora [Williams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 347 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenora<3>
    • Bonetraill [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonetraill
      • Bonetraill [Williams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rock Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonetraill
    • Hanks [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanks
      • Hanks [Williams County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Rock Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanks
    • Zahl [Williams County]
    • Trenton [Williams County]
    • Alamo [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamo
      • Alamo [Williams County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamo<3>
    • Williston [Williams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston
      • Williston [Williams County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rock Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,749 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williston<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Rock Crossing ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Crossing.

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

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 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 Rock Crossing:

  • 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 North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Rock Crossing ...

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

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

  • Medicine Lake Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Medicine Lake Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Medicine Lake Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Lake Cemetery
  • Homestead Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Homestead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Homestead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Homestead Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homestead Cemetery
  • Eden Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eden Valley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eden Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eden Valley Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Rock Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Valley Cemetery
  • Kvile Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kvile Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kvile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kvile Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kvile Cemetery
  • Antelope Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antelope Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antelope Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Antelope Creek Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rock Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Creek Cemetery
  • Antelope Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antelope Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antelope Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Antelope Catholic Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rock Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Catholic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Jacobson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jacobson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jacobson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jacobson Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Rock Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacobson Cemetery
    • South Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • South Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Rock Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cemetery
    • St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Olaf Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Olaf Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Olaf Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Olaf Cemetery
    • Immanuel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Immanuel Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Rock Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Cemetery
    • Coalridge Mennonite Church Cemetery
    • Rock Spring Cemetery
    • Eng Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eng Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eng Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eng Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Rock Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eng Cemetery
    • Bethany Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethany Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Rock Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery
    • St. Boniface Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Boniface Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Boniface Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Boniface Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Rock Crossing.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Boniface 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.<4>

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

  • Culbertson [Roosevelt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Culbertson
    • Culbertson [Roosevelt County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Rock Crossing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 789 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Culbertson had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culbertson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culbertson<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rock Crossing. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sheridan County: www.co.sheridan.mt.us/

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- Rock Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4925, Longitude: -104.3474       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Crossing 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>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 Rock Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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