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Our Genealogy Helper for Soda Butte ...

So far, we have found very little information about Soda Butte. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Soda Butte to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Soda Butte, please Contact Us.


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 Soda Butte (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 Soda Butte. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Soda Butte is historic, it would have been located within present day Park 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 Park County: Carbon (MT), Gallatin (MT), Park (MT), Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Teton & Washakie.

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

  • Park County     (The home county of Soda Butte)
    • Canyon Village [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Village
      • Canyon Village [Park County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Soda Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Village
    • Mammoth [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
      • Mammoth [Park County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Soda Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
  • Teton County
    • Lake [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Teton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Soda Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
  • Park County (MT)
    • Silver Gate [Park County]
    • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City-Silver Gate
      • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Soda Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City-Silver Gate
    • Cooke City [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
      • Cooke City [Park County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Soda Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<4>
    • Jardine [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jardine
      • Jardine [Park County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Soda Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jardine
    • Gardiner [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
      • Gardiner [Park County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Soda Butte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardiner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Soda Butte ...

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 2 newspapers that have been published in the area around Soda Butte.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Soda Butte, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Soda Butte.

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 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 Soda Butte:

  • 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 Soda Butte ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Soda Butte.

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

  • Cooke City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooke City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooke City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cooke City Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Soda Butte.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City Cemetery
  • Jardine Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jardine Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jardine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jardine Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Soda Butte.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jardine Cemetery
  • Mammoth Civilian Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mammoth Civilian Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Mammoth Civilian Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Mammoth Civilian Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Soda Butte.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth Civilian Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2462986<6>
  • Ft. Yellowstone Army Cemetery
  • Gardiner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gardiner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gardiner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gardiner Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Soda Butte.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner 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.

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

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

  • Cooke City [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
    • Cooke City [Park County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Soda Butte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cooke City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<4>
  • Gardiner [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
    • Gardiner [Park County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Soda Butte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 132 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gardiner had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardiner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner<4>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Park County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Park County: www.parkcounty.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Soda Butte, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Soda Butte) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Soda Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8777, Longitude: -110.1532       In this case, the coordinates for Soda Butte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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