Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA


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Billings is the largest city in the state of Montana, and is the principal city of the Billings Metropolitan Area with a population of 166,855. It has a trade area of over half a million people.
Billings is located in the south-central portion of the state and is the county seat of Yellowstone County, which had a 2015 population of 157,048. The 2015 Census estimates put the Billings population at 110,263 the only city in Montana to surpass 100,000 people. The city is experiencing rapid growth and a strong economy; it has had and is continuing to have the largest growth of any city in Montana. Parts of the metro area are seeing hyper growth. From 2000 to 2010 Lockwood, an eastern suburb of the city, saw growth of 57.8%, the largest growth rate of any community in Montana. Billings has avoided the economic downturn that affected most of the nation 2008–2012 as well as avoiding the housing bust. With the Bakken oil development in eastern Montana and western North Dakota, the largest oil discovery in U.S. history, as well as the Heath shale oil discovery just north of Billings, the city's already rapid growth rate is escalating.
Billings was nicknamed the "Magic City" because of its rapid growth from its founding as a railroad town in March 1882. The city is named for Frederick H. Billings, a former president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. With one of the largest trade areas in the United States, Billings is the trade and distribution center for much of Montana east of the Continental Divide, Northern Wyoming, and western portions of North Dakota and South Dakota. Billings is also the retail destination for much of the same area. With more hotel accommodations than any area within a five-state region, the city hosts a variety of conventions, concerts, sporting events, and other rallies.
Area attractions include Pompey's Pillar, Pictograph Cave, Chief Plenty Coups State Park, Zoo Montana, and Yellowstone Art Museum. Within 100 miles are Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Red Lodge Mountain Resort, and the Beartooth Highway, which links Red Lodge to Yellowstone National Park.
The downtown core and much of the rest of Billings is in the Yellowstone Valley which is a canyon carved out by the Yellowstone River. Around 80 million years ago, the Billings area was on the shore of the Western Interior Seaway. The sea deposited sediment and sand around the shoreline. As the sea retreated it left behind a deep layer of sand. Over millions of years this sand was compressed into stone that is known as Eagle Sandstone. Over the last million years the river has carved its way down through this stone to form the canyon walls that are known as the Billings Rimrocks or the Rims.
About five miles south of downtown are the Pictograph Caves. These caves contain over 100 pictographs (rock paintings), the oldest of which is over 2,000 years old. Approximately 30,000 artifacts (including stone tools and weapons) have been excavated from the site. These excavations have indicated that the area has been occupied since at least 2600 BCE until after 1800 CE.
The Crow Indians have called the Billings area home since about 1700. The present-day Crow Nation is just south of Billings.
In July 1806, William Clark (of the Lewis and Clark Expedition) passed through the Billings area. On July 25 he arrived at what is now known as Pompeys Pillar and wrote in his journal "... at 4 P M arrived at a remarkable rock ... this rock I ascended and from its top had a most extensive view in every direction." Clark carved his name and the date into the rock, leaving the only remaining physical evidence of the expedition that is visible along their route. He named the place Pompy's Tower, naming it after the son of his Shoshone interpreter and guide Sacajawea. In 1965, Pompeys Pillar was designated as a national historic landmark, and was proclaimed a national monument in January 2001. An interpretive center has been built next to the monument.
The area where Billings is today was once known as Clarks Fork Bottom. Clarks Fork Bottom was to be the hub for hauling freight to Judith and Musselshell Basins. At the time these were some of the most productive areas of the Montana Territory. The plan was to run freight up Alkali Creek, now part of Billings Heights, to the basins and Fort Benton on the Hi-Line.
In 1877 settlers from the Gallatin Valley area of the Montana Territory formed Coulson the first town of the Yellowstone Valley. The town was started when John Alderson built a sawmill and convinced PW McAdow to open a general store and trading post on land that Alderson owned on the bank of the Yellowstone River. The store went by the name of Headquarters and soon other buildings and tents were being built as the town began to grow. At this time before the coming of the railroad, most goods coming to and going from the Montana Territory were carried on paddle riverboats. It is believed that it was decided to name the new town Coulson in an attempt to attract the Coulson Packet Company that ran riverboats between St Louis and many points in the Montana Territory. In spite of their efforts the river was traversed only once by paddle riverboat to the point of the new town.
Coulson was a rough town of dance halls and saloons and not a single church. The town needed a sheriff and the famous mountain man John "Liver-Eating" Johnson took the job. Many disagreements were settled with a gun in the coarse Wild West town. Soon a graveyard was needed and Boothill Cemetery was created. It was called Boothill because most of the people in it were said to have died with their boots on. Boothill Cemetery today sits within the city limits of Billings and is the only remaining physical evidence of Coulson's existence.
When the railroad came to the area Coulson residents were sure the town would become the railroads hub and Coulson would soon be the Territories largest city. The railroad only had claim to odd sections and it had two sections side-by-side about two miles west of Coulson. Being able to make far more money by creating a new town on these two sections the railroad decided to create the new town of Billings, For a short time the two towns existed side-by-side with a trolley even running between the two. However most of the residents of Coulson ended up moving to the new booming town of Billings. In the end Coulson faded away with the last remains of the town disappearing in the 1930s. Today Coulson Park, a Billings city park, sits on the river bank where Coulson once was.
Named after Northern Pacific Railway president Frederick H. Billings Billings was founded in 1882. The Railroad formed the city as a western railhead for it farther westward expansion. At first the new town had only three buildings but within just a few months it had grown to over 2000. This spurred the Billings nickname of the Magic City because like magic it seemed to appear overnight.
The nearby town of Coulson appeared a far more likely site. Coulson was a rough and tumble town where arguments were often followed by gunplay. Liver-Eating Johnston was a lawman in Coulson. Perhaps the most famous person to be buried in Coulsons Boothill cemetery is Muggins Taylor,[26] the scout who carried the news of Custer's Last Stand to the world. Most buried here were said to have died with their boots on. The town of Coulson had been situated on the Yellowstone River, which made it ideal for the commerce that steamboats brought up the river. However, when the Montana & Minnesota Land Company oversaw the development of potential railroad land, they ignored Coulson, and platted the new town of Billings just a couple of miles to the Northwest. Coulson quickly faded away; most of her residents were absorbed into Billings. Yet for a short time the two towns co-existed: a trolley even ran between the two. But ultimately there was no future for Coulson as Billings grew. Though it stood on the banks of the Yellowstone River only a couple of miles from the heart of present-day Downtown Billings, the city of Billings never built on the land where Coulson once stood. Today Coulson Park sits along the banks of the Yellowstone where the valley's first town once stood.
By the 1910 census, Billings' population had risen to 10,031 ranking it the sixth fastest-growing community in the nation. Billings became an energy center in the early years of the twentieth century with the discovery of oil fields in Montana and Wyoming. Then the discovery of large natural gas and coal reserves secured the city's rank as first in energy.
After World War II, Billings boomed into the major financial, medical and cultural center of the region. Billings has had rapid growth from its founding; in its first 50 years growth was at times in the 300 and 400 percentile.
Billings' growth has remained robust throughout the years, and in the 1950s, it had a growth rate of 66.0%. The 1973 oil embargo by OPEC spurred an oil boom in eastern Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota. With this increase in oil production, Billings became the headquarters for energy sector companies. In 1975 and 1976, the Colstrip coal-fire generation plants 1 and 2 were completed; plants 3 and 4 started operating in 1984 and 1986.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Billings saw major growth in its downtown core; the first high-rise buildings to be built in Montana were erected. In 1980, the 22-floor Sheraton Hotel was completed. Upon its completion, it was declared "the tallest load-bearing brick masonry building in the world" by the Brick Institute of America. During the 1970s and 1980s, other major buildings were constructed in the downtown core; the Norwest Building (now Wells Fargo), Granite Tower, Sage Tower, the MetraPark arena, the TransWestern Center, many new city-owned parking garages, and the First Interstate (now Wells Fargo)Tower, the tallest building in a five-state area.
With the completion of large sections of the interstate system in Montana in the 1970s, Billings became a shopping destination for an ever larger area. The 1970s and 1980s saw new shopping districts and shopping centers developed in the Billings area. In addition to the other shopping centers developed, two new malls were developed, and Rimrock Mall was redeveloped and enlarged, on what was then the city's west end. Cross Roads Mall was built in Billings Heights, and West Park Plaza mall in midtown. In addition, several new business parks were developed on the city's west end during this period.
Billings was affected by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in May; the city received about an inch of ash on the ground. The Yellowstone fires of 1988 blanketed Billings in smoke for weeks.
In the 1990s, the service sector in the city increased with the development of new shopping centers built around big box stores such as Target, Wal Mart and Office Depot, all of which built multiple outlets in the Billings area. With the addition of more interchange exits along I-90, additional hotel chains and service industry outlets are being built in Billings. Development of business parks and large residential developments on the city's west end, South Hills area, Lockwood, and the Billings Heights were all part of the 1990s. Billings received the All-America City Award in 1992.

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Geburt    Personen-Kennung 
1 Adolph, Marlene  1960Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I159000
2 Bunting, Patricia Ann  8 Aug 1938Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I186605
3 Caufield, Doris Lucille  18 Dez 1936Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147260
4 Cellan, Johnny Ray Jr.  26 Mai 1971Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147234
5 Cellan, Travis James  11 Apr 1974Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147235
6 Davis, Jack Robert  3 Mai 1944Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1722
7 Engelhardt, Stanlye William  2 Jun 1929Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I8191
8 Flemmer, Morris Duane  12 Apr 1942Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I201153
9 Klein, David Floyd  28 Mai 1946Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I8213
10 Kraft, Cecilia  7 Sep 1929Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1936
11 LaFurge, Leonard W.  22 Dez 1955Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147204
12 Michel, Jim  geschätzt 1935Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I116398
13 Noel, Keegan Renee  15 Nov 1980Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I149328
14 Noel, Keely Christa  15 Nov 1980Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I149330
15 Noel, Kelsey Eve  15 Nov 1980Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I149329
16 Picard, Kassie Faith  29 Feb 2004Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I149305
17 Rieger, Steven R.  9 Mrz 1972Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I112556
18 Rosh, Gerald  27 Okt 1935Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I34758
19 Schmidt, Elizabeth  13 Okt 1915Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I84920
20 Snell, Charles Eric  1 Mai 1939Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I119170
21 Wells, Arthur Emil  6 Jul 1917Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I92447
22 Wells, Clara +  15 Dez 1915Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I92446
23 Wells, Dorothy +  1918Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I92448
24 Wiest, Emil J.  11 Jul 1907Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I84919


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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Gestorben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Bentz, August  11 Jan 1974Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I157011
2 Bentz, Christian H.  28 Dez 2002Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I89109
3 Berndt, Hilda  4 Apr 2001Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I136849
4 Brendt, Edward Thomas  17 Jul 2001Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I136855
5 Brendt, Elmer Thomas  1 Feb 1972Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I136853
6 Brown, Donald  4 Mai 1964Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I171156
7 Creek, Oscar Richard  9 Sep 1958Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I117971
8 Cress, William Warren  3 Feb 1990Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I20772
9 Dockter, Adam M.  30 Sep 2009Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I108652
10 Fink, Dorothea  Datum unbekanntBillings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I195156
11 Fischer, Pauline  30 Mai 2003Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I117680
12 Fryer, Ilene Grace  22 Sep 2005Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147252
13 Grenz, Amelia E.  3 Dez 2005Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I118739
14 Grosz, Walter Oscar  21 Feb 2002Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I162933
15 Gums, Katherine  17 Jan 1978Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I146862
16 Gunsch, August  26 Jul 1975Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I65701
17 Haas, Peter  6 Mrz 1990Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I80319
18 Haas, Reuben T.  30 Aug 1998Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I80307
19 Hergenrider, Lydia  3 Jun 2005Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I173379
20 Hirning, Fredrick Karl  24 Sep 1996Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I113088
21 Hummel, George E.  31 Jan 1952Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I171780
22 Hummel, Kermit M.  3 Jan 1965Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I171778
23 Johannes, Conrad B.  22 Feb 1975Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I118952
24 Keller, Magdalene  26 Sep 1969Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I171153
25 Kercher, Georg J.  Jun 1975Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147937
26 Kettleson, Jean Marjorie  11 Nov 2007Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I195154
27 Konzen, Kermit John  5 Mrz 1995Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147318
28 Kraft, Albert  20 Nov 2012Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1929
29 Kraft, Edward  26 Mrz 2000Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1923
30 Kraft, Frieda  29 Aug 1977Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1928
31 Kraft, Jacob  23 Nov 1957Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1814
32 Kraft, William  21 Dez 1968Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1927
33 Krenzler, Margie  14 Mrz 2000Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I116331
34 Kubler, Annetta  23 Sep 1966Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I117218
35 Kuck, Edwin H.  30 Jan 2011Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I117209
36 Kuck, John J.  17 Mai 1993Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I116930
37 Laessle, August  9 Mai 1995Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I53531
38 LaFurge, Leonard W.  25 Feb 2002Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147204
39 Lennick, Henry  7 Apr 1987Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147113
40 Mann, Joseph A.  27 Sep 1994Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I85125
41 Mann, Sarah M.  17 Mrz 2000Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I85116
42 Martin, Adam  18 Nov 1981Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147094
43 Martin, Agnes Alene  18 Mrz 2001Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147197
44 Martin, Alvina  2 Apr 2004Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147152
45 Martin, Carolina  30 Nov 2010Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147112
46 Martin, Elisabeth  4 Sep 1979Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147079
47 Martin, Elsie Lorraine  14 Nov 1967Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147230
48 Martin, Frieda  12 Sep 2007Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I146846
49 Martin, Jacob Fredrick  Nov 1983Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147280
50 Martin, Jakob Jr.  9 Jun 1959Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I146861

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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Begraben    Personen-Kennung 
1 Gums, Katherine  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I146862
2 Kraft, Albert  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1929
3 Kraft, Edward  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I1923
4 Lennick, Henry  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147113
5 Martin, Carolina  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147112
6 Martin, Frieda  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I146846
7 Martin, Gottleib  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I147196
8 Martin, Jakob Jr.  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I146861
9 Martin, O'Tillie  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I146860
10 Schaeffer, Ferdinand Joseph  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I97771
11 Schaible, Lydia  Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I97770
12 Zillmer, Esther  27 Jan 1984Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA I116929


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   Familie    Verheiratet    Familien-Kennung 
1 Dvorak / Loreridge  12 Aug 1941Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F57272
2 Dvorak / Schlecht  19 Okt 1946Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F57271
3 Ehrman / Dockter  3 Jul 1946Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F15309
4 Fowler / Hahn  6 Jun 1959Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F4512
5 Hirning / Hoffman  14 Jun 1942Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F35944
6 Holmberg / Konzen  12 Mrz 1960Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F48896
7 Lennick / Martin  24 Dez 1948Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F48192
8 Lesser / Zimbelman  6 Sep 1958Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F12493
9 Martin / Caufield  24 Apr 1954Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F48240
10 Pelzel / Konzen  20 Aug 1960Billings, Yellowstone County, Montana, USA F48900