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Our Genealogy Helper for Salt Creek ...

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

We've added Salt Creek to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Salt Creek, 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 Salt Creek (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 Salt Creek. 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 Salt Creek ...

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 Salt Creek: Salt Crk. (or less commonly used: Salt Ck. or Salt Cr.)

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 doctors and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Salt Creek is historic, it would have been located within present day Fergus 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 Fergus County: Blaine, Chouteau, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips & Wheatland.

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

  • Fergus County     (The home county of Salt Creek)
    • Christina [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christina
      • Christina [Fergus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christina
    • Winifred [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winifred
      • Winifred [Fergus County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Salt Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 196 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winifred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winifred<4>
    • Kendall [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kendall
      • Kendall [Fergus County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Salt Creek
    • Roy Junction [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy Junction
      • Roy Junction [Fergus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Roy Junction. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Junction
    • Hilger [Fergus County]
    • Danvers [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danvers
      • Danvers [Fergus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers
    • Maiden [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
      • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
    • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Maginnis
      • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Maginnis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Denton [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
      • Denton [Fergus County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<4>
    • Roy [Fergus County]
    • Giltedge [Fergus County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giltedge
      • Giltedge [Fergus County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek
    • Lewistown Heights [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown Heights
      • Lewistown Heights [Fergus County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Salt Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown Heights
    • Lewistown [Fergus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Fergus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Salt Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<4>
  • Chouteau County
    • Geraldine [Chouteau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geraldine
      • Geraldine [Chouteau County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Salt Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geraldine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geraldine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Geraldine<4>
  • Judith Basin County
    • Moccasin [Judith Basin County]
    • Hobson [Judith Basin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobson
      • Hobson [Judith Basin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobson<4>
    • Stanford [Judith Basin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanford
      • Stanford [Judith Basin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanford<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Salt Creek ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Salt Creek.

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

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 Salt Creek:

  • 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 Salt Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Salt Creek.

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

  • Winifred Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winifred Cemetery
    • Winifred Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Salt Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winifred Cemetery
  • Kendall Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kendall Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kendall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kendall Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Salt Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kendall Cemetery
  • Hilger Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hilger Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hilger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hilger Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilger Cemetery
  • Everson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Everson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Everson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Everson Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Salt Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everson Cemetery
  • Danvers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Danvers Cemetery
    • Danvers Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Creek.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danvers Cemetery
  • Central Montana Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Central Montana Memorial Gardens
    • Central Montana Memorial Gardens lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Salt Creek.
    • Central Montana Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
    • Sunset Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Montana Memorial Gardens
  • Continue List ...
    • Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Cemetery
      • Hillcrest Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Cemetery
    • Ft. Maginnis Cemetery
    • Gilt Edge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilt Edge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilt Edge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gilt Edge Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilt Edge Cemetery
    • Roy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Roy Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Salt Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Cemetery
    • Lewistown Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Calvary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Calvary Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Salt Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calvary Cemetery
    • Square Butte Bench Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Square Butte Bench Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Square Butte Bench Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Square Butte Bench Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Salt Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Square Butte Bench Cemetery
    • Coffee Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coffee Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coffee Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coffee Creek Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Salt Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffee Creek Cemetery
    • Strouf Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strouf Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strouf Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Strouf Pioneer Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strouf Pioneer 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 Salt Creek in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Salt Creek.

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

  • Christina [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christina
    • Christina [Fergus County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Christina had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christina
  • Judith [Fergus County] - Historic
    • While Judith was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judith
    • Judith [Fergus County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Salt Creek
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Judith had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Maiden [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maiden
    • Maiden [Fergus County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 392 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Maiden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maiden
  • Denton [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denton
    • Denton [Fergus County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Salt Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 234 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Denton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denton<4>
  • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] - Historic
    • While Fort Maginnis was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Maginnis
    • Fort Maginnis [Fergus County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Creek
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Maginnis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Maginnis came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
  • Lewistown [Fergus County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
    • Lewistown [Fergus County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the south of Salt Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 785 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,905 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lewistown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewistown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<4>

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

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About Fergus County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fergus County: www.co.fergus.mt.us/

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 Salt Creek, 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' (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- Salt Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4519, Longitude: -109.4799       In this case, the coordinates for Salt Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<7>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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