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Sayle, Montana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sayle ...

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 Sayle (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 Sayle. 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 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.

Sayle is located in Powder River 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 Powder River County: Big Horn, Carter, Custer, Rosebud, Campbell (WY), Crook (WY) & Sheridan (WY).

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

  • Powder River County     (The home county of Sayle)
    • Otter [Powder River County]
    • Sonnette [Powder River County]
    • Epsie [Powder River County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epsie
      • Epsie [Powder River County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Sayle
    • Olive [Powder River County]
    • Broadus [Powder River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broadus
      • Broadus [Powder River County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Sayle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broadus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broadus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Broadus<2>
    • Biddle [Powder River County]
  • Rosebud County
  • Campbell County (WY)
  • Sheridan County (WY)

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

Newspapers Published in Sayle ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sayle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sayle, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sayle.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Sayle:

  • 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 Sayle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sayle.

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

  • Dufford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dufford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dufford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dufford Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sayle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dufford Cemetery
  • Yarger Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Yarger Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Yarger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Yarger Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Sayle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yarger Cemetery
  • ER Cemetery
  • Willow Crossing Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willow Crossing Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willow Crossing Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Willow Crossing Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Sayle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Crossing Cemetery
  • Ashland Cemetery
  • Birney Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Birney Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Birney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Birney Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Sayle.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birney 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 Sayle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sayle.

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

  • Birney [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birney
    • Birney [Rosebud County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Sayle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Birney had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birney<2>
  • Ashland [Rosebud County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Rosebud County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Sayle
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Montana

About Powder River County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Montana:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Sayle) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sayle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.2269, Longitude: -105.9956       In this case, the coordinates for Sayle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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:
<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 Sayle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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