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Our Genealogy Helper for Salmon Prairie ...

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 Salmon Prairie (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 Salmon Prairie. 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 Salmon Prairie ...

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 Salmon Prairie: Salmon Pr.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Salmon Prairie is located in Lake 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 Lake County: Flathead, Missoula & Sanders.

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

  • Lake County     (The home county of Salmon Prairie)
    • Turtle Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake
    • Finley Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finley Point
      • Finley Point [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finley Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley Point
    • Pablo [Lake County]
    • Ronan [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronan
      • Ronan [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ronan<3>
    • Kicking Horse [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kicking Horse
      • Kicking Horse [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kicking Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kicking Horse
    • Polson [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polson
      • Polson [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Salmon Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,181 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Polson<3>
    • Kings Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
      • Kings Point [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
    • Jette [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jette
      • Jette [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Salmon Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jette
    • Kerr [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerr
      • Kerr [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerr
    • Rocky Point [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Point
      • Rocky Point [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Point
    • Swan Lake [Lake County]
    • Bear Dance [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Dance
      • Bear Dance [Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Salmon Prairie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Dance
    • Charlo [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlo
      • Charlo [Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlo<3>
  • Flathead County
  • Missoula County
  • Sanders County
    • Dixon [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
      • Dixon [Sanders County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<3>
    • Lonepine [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonepine
      • Lonepine [Sanders County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Salmon Prairie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonepine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonepine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonepine<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Salmon Prairie ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salmon Prairie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Salmon Prairie, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Salmon Prairie.

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 Salmon Prairie:

  • 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 Salmon Prairie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Salmon Prairie.

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

  • Ronan Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ronan Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ronan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ronan Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronan Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
  • Polson Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Polson Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Polson Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Polson Catholic Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Salmon Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polson Catholic Cemetery
  • Hospital Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hospital Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hospital Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hospital Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Salmon Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hospital Cemetery
  • St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Ignatius Old Catholic Cemetery
  • St. Ignatius Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Ignatius Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Ignatius Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Ignatius Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Ignatius Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pleasant View Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View Cemetery
    • Indian 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.<5>

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

  • Saint Ignatius [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Ignatius
    • Saint Ignatius [Lake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Salmon Prairie
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 842 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Ignatius had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Ignatius have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Ignatius
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Ignatius<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lake County: www.lakecounty-mt.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Salmon Prairie) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salmon Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.6299, Longitude: -113.7854       In this case, the coordinates for Salmon Prairie 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>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.
<5>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 Salmon Prairie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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