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Our Genealogy Helper for Atlanta ...

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 Atlanta (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 Atlanta. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Atlanta is located in Baca 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 Baca County: Bent, Las Animas, Prowers, Morton (KS), Stanton (KS), Union (NM) & Cimarron (OK).

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

  • Baca County     (The home county of Atlanta)
    • Pritchett [Baca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pritchett
      • Pritchett [Baca County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pritchett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pritchett<3>
    • Springfield [Baca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Baca County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<3>
    • Vilas [Baca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vilas
      • Vilas [Baca County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vilas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vilas<3>
    • Two Buttes [Baca County]
    • Campo [Baca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campo
      • Campo [Baca County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campo<3>
    • Walsh [Baca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walsh
      • Walsh [Baca County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 513 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walsh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walsh<3>
  • Bent County
    • Ninaview [Bent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ninaview
      • Ninaview [Bent County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlanta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ninaview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ninaview
    • Las Animas [Bent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Animas
      • Las Animas [Bent County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Animas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Las Animas<3>
  • Las Animas County
    • Kim [Las Animas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kim
      • Kim [Las Animas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kim have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kim<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Atlanta ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Atlanta.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Atlanta, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Atlanta.

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 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 Atlanta:

  • 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 Atlanta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Atlanta.

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

  • Robb Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robb Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Robb Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlanta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robb Cemetery
  • Maxey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maxey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maxey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maxey Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlanta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxey Cemetery
  • Prairie Queen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Prairie Queen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Prairie Queen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Prairie Queen Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Atlanta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Queen Cemetery
  • Pritchett Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pritchett Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pritchett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pritchett Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlanta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchett Cemetery
  • Cedar Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cedar Hill Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Atlanta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Chapel Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chapel Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chapel Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chapel Hill Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Atlanta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Andrix Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Andrix Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Andrix Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Andrix Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlanta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrix Cemetery
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bethel Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Atlanta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Springfield Cemetery
    • Pruett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pruett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pruett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pruett Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlanta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pruett Cemetery
    • Edenview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Edenview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Edenview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Edenview Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlanta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenview Cemetery
    • Boggus Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boggus Cemetery
      • Boggus Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Atlanta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggus Cemetery
    • Carrizo Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carrizo Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carrizo Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Carrizo Springs Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Atlanta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrizo Springs Cemetery
    • Kim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kim Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlanta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kim Cemetery
    • Butte Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Butte Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Butte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Butte Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlanta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte 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, Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Atlanta [Baca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta [Baca County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Atlanta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlanta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
  • Brookfield [Baca County] - Historic
    • While Brookfield was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookfield
    • Brookfield [Baca County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlanta
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brookfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Springfield [Baca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Baca County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,364 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Springfield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Atlanta ...

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

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 Atlanta:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Find a Community within Colorado

About Baca County

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Atlanta) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlanta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5036, Longitude: -102.9960       In this case, the coordinates for Atlanta 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 Atlanta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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