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Our Genealogy Helper for Savage ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Savage (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 Savage. 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 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.

Savage is located in Richland 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 Richland County: Dawson, McCone, Roosevelt, Wibaux & McKenzie (ND).

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

  • Richland County     (The home county of Savage)
    • Knife River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knife River
      • Knife River lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Savage.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knife River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knife River
    • Crane
    • Piche
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piche
      • Piche lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Savage.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piche
    • Sidney
    • Fox Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
      • Fox Lake lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Savage.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake
    • Lambert
    • Enid
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enid
      • Enid lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Savage.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enid
    • Fairview
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Savage.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairview<3>
  • Dawson County
    • Bloomfield
    • Glendive
    • Allard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allard
      • Allard lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Savage.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allard
    • West Glendive
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Glendive
      • West Glendive lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Savage.
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Glendive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Glendive
    • Richey
  • Wibaux County
    • Wibaux
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wibaux
      • Wibaux lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Savage.
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wibaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wibaux
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wibaux<3>
  • Golden Valley County (ND)
    • Beach
  • McKenzie County (ND)

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Savage ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Savage.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Savage. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Savage and those printed in the larger area surrounding Savage.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Savage.

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 Savage:

  • 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.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.
    • Stories from Montana
    • Stories from North Dakota

Cemeteries Near Savage ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Savage.

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

  • Riverview Cemetery
  • Crane Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crane Cemetery
    • The Crane Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Crane.More precisely, Crane Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crane Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20835<4>
  • Grand View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grand View Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grand View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grand View Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand View Cemetery
  • Newlon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newlon Cemetery
    • The Newlon Cemetery is located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sidney.Stated another way, Newlon Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newlon Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21020<4>
  • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery
  • Richland Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richland Memorial Park
    • The Richland Memorial Park is a large cemetery that is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sidney.Richland Memorial Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland Memorial Park
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21064<4>
  • Been Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Been Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Been Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Been Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Been Cemetery
  • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pioneer Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
  • Sunny Side Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunny Side Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunny Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunny Side Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Side Cemetery
  • Community Memorial Cemetery
  • St. Theresa Cemetery
  • South Side Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Side Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Side Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • South Side Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Savage.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Side Cemetery
  • Continue List   (31 more) ...
    • Sidney Cemetery
    • Klempel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Klempel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Klempel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Klempel Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Savage.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klempel Cemetery
    • Blue Mtn. Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blue Mtn. Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blue Mtn. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blue Mtn. Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Savage.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mtn. 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 Savage in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Savage.

  • Glendive
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendive
    • Glendive lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Savage.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 529 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,878 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glendive had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendive
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendive<3>

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

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

The official website for Richland County: www.richland.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Savage) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Savage. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SavageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Savage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4535, Longitude: -104.3429    
<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 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 Savage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

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