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Our Genealogy Helper for Sweet Grass ...

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 Sweet Grass (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 Sweet Grass. 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 Sweet Grass ...

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.

Another variation: Sweetgrass.

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

Sweet Grass is located in Toole 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 Toole County: Glacier, Liberty & Pondera.

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

  • Toole County     (The home county of Sweet Grass)
    • Sunburst [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunburst
      • Sunburst [Toole County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Grass
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunburst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunburst<3>
    • Rim Rock Colony [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rim Rock Colony
      • Rim Rock Colony [Toole County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Grass
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rim Rock Colony
    • Kevin [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kevin
      • Kevin [Toole County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Grass
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 136 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kevin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kevin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kevin<3>
    • Oilmont [Toole County]
    • Ethridge [Toole County]
    • Shelby [Toole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Toole County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Sweet Grass
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,995 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
  • Glacier County
    • Santa Rita [Glacier County]
    • Cut Bank [Glacier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut Bank
      • Cut Bank [Glacier County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Grass
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut Bank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut Bank<3>
  • Liberty County

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

Newspapers Published in Sweet Grass ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweet Grass.

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

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 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 Sweet Grass:

  • 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 Alberta
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Sweet Grass ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sweet Grass.

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

  • Sweetgrass Cemetery
  • Sunburst Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunburst Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunburst Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunburst Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweet Grass.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst Cemetery
  • Rim Rock Colony Cemetery
  • Milk River Cemetery
  • Glacier Colony Cemetery
  • Masinasin Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Zenith Colony Cemetery
    • Warner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Warner Cemetery
      • Warner Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweet Grass.
      • Warner Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Foremost Cemetery
      • Warner Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warner Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2339666<4>
    • Prairie Round Cemetery
    • Gold Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gold Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gold Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gold Butte Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Sweet Grass.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Butte Cemetery
    • Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Sweet Grass.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluegrass Hutterite Colony Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2597601<4>
    • Glendale Colony Cemetery
    • Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Crown Hill Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweet Grass.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill Cemetery

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

Mentions & References for Sweet Grass

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About Toole County

About Montana

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

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- Sweet Grass) 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 Sweet Grass. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sweet GrassOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Grass. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9965, Longitude: -111.9649    
<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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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