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Our Genealogy Helper for Rockvale ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rockvale. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rockvale to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rockvale, please Contact Us.


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 Rockvale (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 Rockvale. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Rockvale is historic, it would have been located within present day Carbon 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 Carbon County: Big Horn, Park, Stillwater, Yellowstone, Big Horn (WY) & Park (WY).

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Rockvale)
    • Edgar [Carbon County]
    • Joliet [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joliet
      • Joliet [Carbon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joliet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joliet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joliet<3>
    • Fromberg [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fromberg
      • Fromberg [Carbon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fromberg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fromberg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fromberg<3>
    • Boyd [Carbon County]
    • Bridger [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 769 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridger<3>
    • Roberts [Carbon County]
    • Belfry [Carbon County]
    • Bearcreek [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bearcreek
      • Bearcreek [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bearcreek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bearcreek<3>
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
      • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<3>
    • Roscoe [Carbon County]
  • Big Horn County
    • Pryor [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pryor
      • Pryor [Big Horn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pryor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pryor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pryor<3>
  • Stillwater County
    • Park City [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park City
      • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<3>
    • Columbus [Stillwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Stillwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<3>
    • Molt [Stillwater County]
    • Absarokee [Stillwater County]
    • Fishtail [Stillwater County]
    • Reed Point [Stillwater County]
    • Rapelje [Stillwater County]
  • Yellowstone County
    • Laurel [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
      • Laurel [Yellowstone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
    • Hesper [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesper
      • Hesper [Yellowstone County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
    • Rimrock [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimrock
      • Rimrock [Yellowstone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rimrock
    • Billings [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<3>
    • Acton [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Yellowstone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Rockvale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Lockwood [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockwood
      • Lockwood [Yellowstone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockwood
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<3>
    • Shepherd [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [Yellowstone County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherd<3>
    • Broadview [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadview
      • Broadview [Yellowstone County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the north of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadview<3>
  • Big Horn County (WY)
    • Frannie [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frannie
      • Frannie [Big Horn County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Rockvale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frannie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frannie<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Rockvale ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rockvale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rockvale, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rockvale.

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 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 Rockvale:

  • 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 Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Rockvale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rockvale.

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

  • Howell Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Howell Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Howell Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell Grave
  • Rockvale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rockvale Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rockvale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockvale Cemetery
  • Joliet Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Joliet Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Joliet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Joliet Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Rockvale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joliet Cemetery
  • Carbonado Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carbonado Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carbonado Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carbonado Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Rockvale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbonado Cemetery
  • Gebo Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gebo Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gebo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gebo Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Rockvale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gebo Cemetery
  • Wrangler Ditch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wrangler Ditch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wrangler Ditch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wrangler Ditch Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Rockvale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrangler Ditch Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pioneer Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Rockvale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
    • Cow Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cow Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cow Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cow Creek Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Rockvale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Creek Cemetery
    • Beltz Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beltz Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beltz Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beltz Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Rockvale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beltz Cemetery
    • Laurel Cemetery
    • St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery
    • Yellowstone National Cemetery
    • Teeples Ranch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Teeples Ranch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Teeples Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Teeples Ranch Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Rockvale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teeples Ranch Cemetery
    • Bridger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bridger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bridger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bridger Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Rockvale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger Cemetery
    • Big Day 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.

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

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

  • Laurel [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Yellowstone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,715 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Laurel had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
  • Billings [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
    • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Rockvale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 836 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Billings had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<3>
  • Red Lodge [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lodge
    • Red Lodge [Carbon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Rockvale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 624 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,359 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Lodge had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lodge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lodge<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Montana

About Carbon County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rockvale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Rockvale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockvale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5224, Longitude: -108.8618       In this case, the coordinates for Rockvale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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