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Our Genealogy Helper for Antlers ...

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 Antlers (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 Antlers. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Antlers is located in Garfield County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Garfield County: Eagle, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, Grand (UT) & Uintah (UT).

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

  • Garfield County     (The home county of Antlers)
    • Rifle [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rifle
      • Rifle [Garfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,775 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rifle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rifle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rifle<3>
    • Silt [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silt
      • Silt [Garfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silt<3>
    • New Castle [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
      • New Castle [Garfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,962 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<3>
    • Chacra [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chacra
      • Chacra [Garfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chacra
    • Battlement Mesa [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battlement Mesa
      • Battlement Mesa [Garfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlement Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battlement Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Battlement Mesa<3>
    • Parachute [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parachute
      • Parachute [Garfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,114 people
      • Former name for Parachute:
      • Grand Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parachute
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parachute<3>
    • Glenwood Springs [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Springs
      • Glenwood Springs [Garfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood Springs<3>
    • Una [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Garfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Una have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • Carbonate [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbonate
      • Carbonate [Garfield County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Antlers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbonate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carbondale [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
      • Carbondale [Garfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,729 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<3>
  • Eagle County
    • El Jebel [Eagle County]
    • Basalt [Eagle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basalt
      • Basalt [Eagle County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,183 people
      • Former names for Basalt:
      • Aspen Junction
      • Fryingpan Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basalt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basalt<3>
  • Mesa County
    • Collbran [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collbran
      • Collbran [Mesa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 727 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collbran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collbran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collbran<3>
    • Plateau City [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plateau City
      • Plateau City [Mesa County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plateau City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plateau City
    • De Beque [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Beque
      • De Beque [Mesa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 546 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Beque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Beque<3>
    • Molina [Mesa County]
    • Mesa [Mesa County]
  • Pitkin County
  • Rio Blanco County
    • Meeker [Rio Blanco County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeker
      • Meeker [Rio Blanco County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,318 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meeker<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Antlers ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Antlers.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Antlers, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Antlers.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Antlers:

  • 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 Colorado

Cemeteries Near Antlers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Antlers.

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

  • Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fairview Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Antlers.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
  • High Land Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the High Land Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the High Land Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • High Land Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Antlers.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Land Cemetery
  • Battlement Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Battlement Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Battlement Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Battlement Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battlement Cemetery
  • Russey - Hurlburt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Russey - Hurlburt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Russey - Hurlburt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Russey - Hurlburt Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Antlers.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russey - Hurlburt Cemetery
  • Rosebud Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosebud Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosebud Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosebud Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Antlers.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Clover Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clover Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clover Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clover Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Cemetery
    • Cedar Crest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Crest Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Crest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Crest Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest Cemetery
    • Marion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marion Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Marion Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Antlers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Cemetery
    • Eagalite Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eagalite Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eagalite Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eagalite Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagalite Cemetery
    • Weaver Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weaver Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weaver Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Weaver Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Antlers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver Cemetery
    • Fisher Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fisher Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fisher Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fisher Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Antlers.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Cemetery
    • De Beque 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 in 1895, Antlers had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Antlers [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antlers
    • Antlers [Garfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Antlers
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Antlers had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antlers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antlers
  • Rifle [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rifle
    • Rifle [Garfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Antlers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,775 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rifle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rifle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rifle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rifle<3>
  • New Castle [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Castle
    • New Castle [Garfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 311 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,962 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Castle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Castle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Castle<3>
  • Chacra [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chacra
    • Chacra [Garfield County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chacra had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chacra
  • Parachute [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parachute
    • Parachute [Garfield County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Antlers
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,114 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Parachute had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Parachute:
    • Grand Valley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parachute
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parachute<3>
  • Glenwood Springs [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Springs
    • Glenwood Springs [Garfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 920 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,222 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenwood Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood Springs<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Una [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Garfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Una had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Una have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • Cardiff [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cardiff
      • Cardiff [Garfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cardiff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cardiff
    • Cattle Creek [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cattle Creek
      • Cattle Creek [Garfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cattle Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cattle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cattle Creek
    • Satank [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satank
      • Satank [Garfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Satank had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satank
    • De Beque [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Beque
      • De Beque [Mesa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Antlers
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 546 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, De Beque had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Beque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Beque<3>
    • Carbondale [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
      • Carbondale [Garfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 166 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,729 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Carbondale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<3>
    • Shoshone [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoshone
      • Shoshone [Garfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Antlers
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoshone had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoshone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoshone

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Antlers ...

While our initial data about Antlers came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Antlers 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 Antlers.

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.

Note for Antlers:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin
Written by: Dawson, John Frank
J.F. Dawson Publishing Company, 1954
(Document found on Google Books)

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Colorado & Utah
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 1995
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

Communities in Colorado

About Garfield County

About Colorado

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

The official website for Garfield County: www.garfield-county.com/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Antlers) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Antlers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5433, Longitude: -107.7278       In this case, the coordinates for Antlers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Antlers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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