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Our Genealogy Helper for Laporte ...

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 Laporte (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 Laporte. 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 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.

Laporte is located in Larimer 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 Larimer County: Boulder, Grand, Jackson, Weld, Albany (WY) & Laramie (WY).

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

  • Larimer County     (The home county of Laporte)
    • Bellvue [Larimer County]
    • Stout [Larimer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stout
      • Stout [Larimer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stout. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Fort Collins [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Collins
      • Fort Collins [Larimer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168,234 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Collins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Collins<2>
    • Waverly [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Larimer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Laporte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Wellington [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Larimer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellington have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellington<2>
    • Horsetooth Heights [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsetooth Heights
      • Horsetooth Heights [Larimer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horsetooth Heights
    • Masonville [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masonville
      • Masonville [Larimer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Masonville<2>
    • Timnath [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timnath
      • Timnath [Larimer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,193 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timnath have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timnath
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timnath<2>
    • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Kerns [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerns
      • Kerns [Larimer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kerns have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerns
    • Bulger [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulger
      • Bulger [Larimer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulger
    • Loveland [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loveland
      • Loveland [Larimer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83,517 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loveland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loveland<2>
  • Boulder County
    • Noland [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noland
      • Noland [Boulder County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noland
    • Lyons [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
      • Lyons [Boulder County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,058 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons<2>
    • Hygiene [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hygiene
      • Hygiene [Boulder County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hygiene have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hygiene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hygiene<2>
    • Longmont [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longmont
      • Longmont [Boulder County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,445 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longmont<2>
    • Niwot [Boulder County]
    • Allenspark [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allenspark
      • Allenspark [Boulder County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allenspark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allenspark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allenspark<2>
    • Jamestown [Boulder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Boulder County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<2>
  • Weld County
    • Severance [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severance
      • Severance [Weld County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Severance have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Severance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Severance<2>
    • Windsor [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Weld County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Windsor:
      • New Liberty
      • New Windsor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<2>
    • Nunn [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunn
      • Nunn [Weld County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nunn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nunn<2>
    • Pierce [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Weld County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 938 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierce<2>
    • Dover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Weld County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Ault [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ault
      • Ault [Weld County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ault
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ault<2>
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carr have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carr<2>
    • Eaton [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaton
      • Eaton [Weld County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eaton<2>
    • Johnstown [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Weld County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,923 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnstown<2>
    • Greeley [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeley
      • Greeley [Weld County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 108,958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeley<2>
    • Lucerne [Weld County]
    • Mead [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mead
      • Mead [Weld County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,003 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mead<2>
  • Albany County (WY)
  • Laramie County (WY)
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Laporte ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Laporte.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Laporte, 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 Laporte.

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 Laporte:

  • 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
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Laporte ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Laporte.

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

  • Laporte Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laporte Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laporte Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laporte Cemetery
  • U S Soldier Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the U S Soldier Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the U S Soldier Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on U S Soldier Grave
  • Grandview Cemetery
  • Reu Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reu Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reu Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reu Family Cemetery
  • Bardwell Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bardwell Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bardwell Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bardwell Family Cemetery
  • Lory State Park Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lory State Park Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lory State Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lory State Park Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Patterson Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patterson Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patterson Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Patterson Grave lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Laporte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Grave
    • Kinnison Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kinnison Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kinnison Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kinnison Family Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Laporte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinnison Family Cemetery
    • Roselawn Cemetery
    • Pittington Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pittington Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pittington Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pittington Family Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Laporte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittington Family Cemetery
    • Harmony Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harmony Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harmony Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Harmony Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Cemetery
    • Bania Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bania Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bania Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bania Family Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Laporte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bania Family Cemetery
    • Williams Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williams Family Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Laporte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Family Cemetery
    • Ralph Darby Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ralph Darby Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ralph Darby Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ralph Darby Grave lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Laporte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ralph Darby Grave
    • Eddie Hale Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eddie Hale Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eddie Hale Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Eddie Hale Grave lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Laporte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddie Hale Grave

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Laporte had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Laporte [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laporte
    • Laporte [Larimer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Laporte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Laporte had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laporte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laporte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laporte<2>
  • Bellvue [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellvue
    • Bellvue [Larimer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Laporte
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bellvue had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellvue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellvue<2>
  • Stout [Larimer County] - Historic
    • While Stout was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stout
    • Stout [Larimer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stout had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stout. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Fort Collins [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Collins
    • Fort Collins [Larimer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,011 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 168,234 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Collins had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Collins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Collins<2>
  • Timnath [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timnath
    • Timnath [Larimer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 38 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,193 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Timnath had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timnath have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timnath
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timnath<2>
  • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livermore
    • Livermore [Larimer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Laporte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 214 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Livermore had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Loveland [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loveland
      • Loveland [Larimer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 698 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83,517 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Loveland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loveland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loveland<2>
    • Windsor [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Weld County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,659 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Windsor had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Windsor:
      • New Liberty
      • New Windsor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<2>
    • Pierce [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Weld County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Laporte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 938 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pierce had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierce<2>
    • Dover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Weld County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Laporte
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dover had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
    • Berthoud [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berthoud
      • Berthoud [Larimer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 228 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,806 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Berthoud had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berthoud
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berthoud<2>
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Laporte
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carr had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carr have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carr<2>
    • Eaton [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaton
      • Eaton [Weld County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Laporte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,000 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eaton had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eaton<2>
    • Hillsboro [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
      • Hillsboro [Weld County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Estes Park [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estes Park
      • Estes Park [Larimer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Laporte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,553 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Estes Park had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estes Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estes Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estes Park<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Laporte ...

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

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.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Laporte:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Larimer County: www.co.larimer.co.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Laporte) 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 Laporte. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaporteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laporte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6264, Longitude: -105.1378       In this case, the coordinates for Laporte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Laporte, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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