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Our Genealogical Helper for Aspen Park ...

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 Aspen Park (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Aspen Park. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Aspen Park ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Aspen Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Aspen Park, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Aspen Park.

Cemeteries Near Aspen Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Aspen Park.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Beaver Ranch Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Conifer Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Pleasant Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Evergreen Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Ault Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Wamblee Valley Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Pine Gulch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Pine Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Morrison Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Horn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Little Chapel in the Hills Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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.<3>

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

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

Evergreen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Aspen Park
 - 1895 population of 67 people
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrison   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Aspen Park
 - 1895 population of 254 people (with 435 people in 2016)
 - Morrison had a post office and railroad service
 
Pine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Aspen Park
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - Pine had a post office and railroad service
 
Dome Rock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Aspen Park
 - Dome Rock had railroad service and no post office
 
Brookvale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Aspen Park
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Brookvale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crossons   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Aspen Park
 - Crossons had railroad service and no post office
 
Buffalo Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Aspen Park
 - Buffalo Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Platte   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Aspen Park
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - South Platte had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Aspen Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Aspen Park in the 1890's.

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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Aspen Park is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Adams, Boulder, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Gilpin, Park & Teller.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Aspen Park)
      Conifer   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Sky Village   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Brook Forest   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Evergreen   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Indian Hills   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Indians Hills   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kittredge   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morrison   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Idledale   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pine   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Genesee   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Buffalo Creek   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Adams
      Berkley   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Hidden Lake   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      North Washington   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sherrelwood   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twin Lakes   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Federal Heights   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adams City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holiday Hills Village   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Welby   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Derby   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dupont   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillcrest Village   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Friendly Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Arapahoe
      Columbine Valley   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bow Mar   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Littleton   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fort Logan - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Englewood   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cherry Knolls   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Southglenn   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cherry Hills Village   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Greenwood Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Castlewood   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Centennial   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Boulder
      Crescent Village   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eldorado Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wondervu   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pinecliffe   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Superior   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Nederland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eldora   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boulder   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wallstreet   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Caribou - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salina   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Broomfield
      Broomfield Heights   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Broomfield   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Clear Creek
      Idaho Springs   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dumont   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Downieville-Lawson-Dumont   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Downieville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Silver Creek - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Silverdale - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Silver Plume   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alice   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Saint Mary's   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berthoud Falls   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Denver
      West Denver   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Denver   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cherry Creek   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sandown   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Montbello   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Douglas
      Roxborough Park   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Louviers   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Highlands Ranch   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sedalia   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carriage Club   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Gateway   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Acres Green   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Castle Pines North   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Castle Pines   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Heritage Hills   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lone Tree   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Grand View Estates   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
El Paso
      Palmer Lake   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodmoor   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Monument   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Elbert
      Ponderosa Park   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Gilpin
      Smith Hill - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Black Hawk   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Central City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nevadaville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russell Gulch   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Apex - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      American City - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rollinsville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Grand
      Winter Park   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fraser   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Park
      Bailey   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shawnee   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Grant   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Como   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake George   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pike-San Isabel Village   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Summit
      Chihuahua - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Montezuma   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Johns - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Swandyke - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rexford - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dyersville - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dillon   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blue River   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Breckenridge   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Teller
      Woodland Park   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Florissant   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Weld
      Erie   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dacono   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Aspen Park:

These websites are specific to Colorado:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Colorado State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Colorado to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Arapahoe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boulder County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Broomfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clear Creek County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Denver County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
El Paso County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Gilpin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grand County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Park County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Summit County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Teller County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Weld County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Colorado:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Colorado,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Colorado
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Colorado
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Colorado,     of Jefferson County

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.

Disaster Stories from Colorado

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Colorado

About Jefferson County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.co.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Aspen Park. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Aspen Park) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aspen Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aspen Park

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aspen Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5392, Longitude: -105.2947     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Aspen Park have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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 Aspen Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Aspen Park.