Clearmont, Cleremont, Clermont, ...
Posted by Dennis Hubbard (+15) 12 years ago
Does anyone know where the location is for the above town? A 1920 Census from Ancestry transcribed it to Clearmont. But the census taker didn't write it very good so it is hard to make out.
My ancester wrote it as Claremont.
I'm just trying to verify the location.
IT should be between Hathaway and Miles City. Maybe it is around Horton or is Horton???

The census says Custer County and School district 61 along with the town's name.
This location has Clermont but it says southeast of Custer Co. But I think it is another town or an error.
http://www.livgenmi.com/1...dex/af.htm

Dennis
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 12 years ago
Is there a way to wrap-around this thread in the homepage? It just increased the size by quite a bit.
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Posted by Dennis Hubbard (+15) 12 years ago
You are asking the wrong person. This is my first post.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10002) 12 years ago
A simple space character in the title could have prevented the wraparound (or more correctly the "non-wraparound") thing. In any case, I deleted the last word of the subject title, inserted the appropriate spaces, and replaced the last word with "...".

I hope you find the answer to your initial question, as there are a lot of wise people here.

Regards, Larry
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14970) 12 years ago
Still looking but maybe this link helps:

Clermont is 94.7 mile west of Glendive.

http://research.nprha.org...spx?ID=756

http://research.nprha.org...owstone%20

Clermont was 4.0 miles east of Hathway or 4.8 miles east of Horton

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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9960) 12 years ago
Here's what the USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) database has to show for Clermont, Montana, a historical location that once existed in Custer County.

http://geonames.usgs.gov/...istorical)
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14970) 12 years ago
Based on the Lat-Lon in Hal's post Clermont is where the yellow marker is in the photo. There is also a railroad siding or station that would be straight north on of the marker obviously on the railroad.

Hope that helps.



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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+587) 12 years ago
In 1918 "Resources & Opportunities of Montana" published by the Montana Dept of Agriculture & Publicity....
Custer County- Clermont is located on the Northern Pacific about 5 miles West of Horton & directly across the Yellowstone from Calabar. It was within a mile of the Rosebud County line.
The Fed census index called it Clearmont & the transcriber wrote Clearamont.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9960) 12 years ago
Calibar pops up a few times in a search of milescity.com:

http://www.milescity.com/...16&I2.y=14
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Posted by ike eichler (+1228) 12 years ago
As I recall the old Sadie PO was moved west and called Calabar, sometime later to be renamed Sheffield. Of interest, in 1924 2 brothers from Calabar reportedly found the grave of Balirin and Honsinger killed in the 1873 NPRR survey skirmish.
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Posted by Dennis Hubbard (+15) 12 years ago
I have read all the posts. Thanks to everybody.

But I have found two maps that has Clermont on the NPRR between Huntley and Pompey's Pillar. You can see for yourself at:

http://www.livgenmi.com/1...custer.htm

http://memory.loc.gov I had a long url in here but I guess they won't work. They don't wrap around.
You wil have to search for maps of NPRR land grants in Montana

Now I am really confused.

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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+587) 12 years ago
There were several Clermonts. The Yellowstone County - Pompeys Pillar one was at the mouth of Arrow Creek about 9 miles south of Huntley station. Sometimes it is referred to as Old Worden because it was located just across the railroad from today's Worden.
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Posted by Dennis Hubbard (+15) 12 years ago
I Have found Clermont. It was a NPRR spur/siding that was used by the immigrants traveling to Montana. There was a boxcar kept there that was used for storing the immigrant,s belongings and tools until they could make arrangements to haul it to the destination.
It was one mile from the Rosebud/Custer county line as per Cindy Message above. This info was from a local rancher who knew Clermont well.
The Lat/lon from the gnis data base is a bit off.
Here is a map. The line on the left is the county line.



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Posted by John nystrom (+3) 8 years ago
Dennis,
Are your ancestors from Sweden.
John Nystrom
Eustis, Fl
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