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Our Genealogy Helper for Victor ...

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 Victor (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 Victor. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Victor is located in Ravalli 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 Ravalli County: Idaho (ID), Lemhi (ID), Beaverhead, Granite & Missoula.

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

  • Ravalli County     (The home county of Victor)
    • Bing [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bing
      • Bing [Ravalli County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Victor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bing
    • Cinnabar Court [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cinnabar Court
      • Cinnabar Court [Ravalli County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Victor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cinnabar Court
    • Stevensville [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevensville
      • Stevensville [Ravalli County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Victor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevensville<2>
    • Pinesdale [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinesdale
      • Pinesdale [Ravalli County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Victor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,038 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinesdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinesdale<2>
    • Corvallis [Ravalli County]
    • Hamilton [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton [Ravalli County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Victor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,056 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<2>
    • Leisure Village [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure Village
      • Leisure Village [Ravalli County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Victor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure Village
    • Grantsdale [Ravalli County]
    • Florence [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Ravalli County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Victor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
    • Gorus [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorus
      • Gorus [Ravalli County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Victor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorus
    • Darby [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darby
      • Darby [Ravalli County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Victor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby<2>
    • Conner [Ravalli County]
  • Granite County
    • Philipsburg [Granite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philipsburg
      • Philipsburg [Granite County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Victor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 906 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philipsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philipsburg<2>
  • Missoula County
    • Lolo [Missoula County]
    • Missoula [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missoula
      • Missoula [Missoula County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Victor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missoula have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Missoula<2>
    • Clinton [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Missoula County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Victor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
    • Milltown [Missoula County]
    • Bonner [Missoula County]
    • Wye [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wye
      • Wye [Missoula County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Victor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wye have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wye
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wye<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Victor ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Victor.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

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

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 helpful 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 Victor:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Victor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Victor.

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

  • Victor Cemetery
  • Riverview Cemetery
  • Maplewood Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
  • Pinesdale Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pinesdale Cemetery
    • Pinesdale Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Victor.
    • Pinesdale Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Ted Weidow Sr. Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinesdale Cemetery
  • Corvallis Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Corvallis Cemetery
    • The Corvallis Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southeast of Corvallis.To be more accurate, Corvallis Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Victor.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corvallis Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #20829<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Blodgett Cemetery
    • Riverview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
      • The Riverview Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the west of Hamilton.Riverview Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Victor.
      • Riverview Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hamilton Riverview Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #21068<4>
    • Sunnyside Cemetery
    • St. Joseph's Cemetery
    • Grantsdale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grantsdale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grantsdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grantsdale Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Victor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsdale Cemetery
    • Florence - Carlton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Florence - Carlton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Florence - Carlton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Florence - Carlton Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Victor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence - Carlton Cemetery
    • Woodman Pioneer Cemetery
    • Lone Pine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lone Pine Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lone Pine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lone Pine Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Victor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Pine Cemetery
    • Post Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Post Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Post Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Post Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Victor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Post 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Victor had a population of 89 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Victor [Ravalli County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
    • Victor [Ravalli County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Victor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Victor had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Victor<2>
  • Stevensville [Ravalli County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevensville
    • Stevensville [Ravalli County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Victor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,138 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stevensville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevensville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevensville<2>
  • Woodside [Ravalli County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
    • Woodside [Ravalli County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Victor
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodside had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside
  • Corvallis [Ravalli County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corvallis
    • Corvallis [Ravalli County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Victor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 194 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Corvallis had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corvallis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corvallis<2>
  • Hamilton [Ravalli County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
    • Hamilton [Ravalli County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Victor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,056 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hamilton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<2>
  • Bitter Root [Ravalli County] - Historic
    • While Bitter Root was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Root
    • Bitter Root [Ravalli County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Victor
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bitter Root had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Root have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Grantsdale [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsdale
      • Grantsdale [Ravalli County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Victor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 362 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grantsdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsdale<2>
    • Carlton [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlton
      • Carlton [Missoula County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Victor
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carlton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlton
    • Lolo [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lolo
      • Lolo [Missoula County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Victor
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lolo had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lolo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lolo<2>
    • Darby [Ravalli County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darby
      • Darby [Ravalli County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Victor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 825 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Darby had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darby<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Victor ...

While our initial data about Victor came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Victor in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Victor.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Victor:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Victor. See our Misc Page for Victor for more information.

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About Ravalli County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ravalli County: www.co.ravalli.mt.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Victor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Victor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VictorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.4181, Longitude: -114.1502    
<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: 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 Victor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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