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Our Genealogy Helper for Mona ...

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 Mona (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 Mona. 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 and doctors 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.

Mona is located in Crook County.

To see how the shape of Wyoming's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crook County: Carter (MT), Powder River (MT), Butte (SD), Lawrence (SD), Campbell & Weston.

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

  • Crook County     (The home county of Mona)
  • Carter County (MT)
  • Butte County (SD)
    • Belle Fourche [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Fourche
      • Belle Fourche [Butte County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Mona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Fourche
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche<2>
    • Fruitdale [Butte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitdale
      • Fruitdale [Butte County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Mona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruitdale<2>
  • Lawrence County (SD)
    • North Spearfish [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Spearfish
      • North Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mona
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Spearfish
    • Tinton [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinton
      • Tinton [Lawrence County] was located 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Mona
      • Estimated population in 2014: 477 people
    • Spearfish [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spearfish
      • Spearfish [Lawrence County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Mona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spearfish have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spearfish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spearfish<2>
    • Saint Onge [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Onge
      • Saint Onge [Lawrence County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mona
      • Estimated population in 2014: 342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Onge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Onge<2>
    • Savoy [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savoy
      • Savoy [Lawrence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Mona
      • Estimated population in 2014: 71 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savoy<2>
    • Preston [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Lawrence County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mona
      • Estimated population in 2014: 185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragged Top
      • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] was located 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Mona
      • Estimated population in 2014: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragged Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Newspapers Published in Mona ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mona.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mona, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mona.

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 Mona:

  • 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 South Dakota
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Mona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mona.

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

  • Alva Cemetery
  • Hulett Cemetery
  • Moore Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moore Hill Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Moore Hill Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Moore Hill Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Mona.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Hill Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84081<4>
  • Alzada Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alzada Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alzada Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alzada Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Mona.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alzada Cemetery
  • New Haven Cemetery
  • Beulah Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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.<6>

While we didn't find Mona in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mona.

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

  • Alva [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alva
    • Alva [Crook County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Mona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alva had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alva
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alva<2>
  • Hulett [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hulett
    • Hulett [Crook County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 426 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hulett had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hulett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hulett<2>
  • Beulah [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
    • Beulah [Crook County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Mona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Beulah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beulah<2>
  • Sundance [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance
    • Sundance [Crook County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Mona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 515 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sundance had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sundance<2>
  • Belle Fourche [Butte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Fourche
    • Belle Fourche [Butte County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Mona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,742 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Belle Fourche had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Fourche have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Fourche
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Fourche<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Crook County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.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- Mona) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8100, Longitude: -104.3813       In this case, the coordinates for Mona 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: 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.
<6>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 Mona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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