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Mountain View Estates, Colorado
(Adams County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Mountain View Estates ...

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 Mountain View Estates (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 Mountain View Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Mountain View Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Mountain View Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Mountain View Estates: Mountain Vw. Ests.

Newspapers Published in Mountain View Estates ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain View Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mountain View Estates, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mountain View Estates.

Cemeteries Near Mountain View Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mountain View Estates.

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 Mountain View Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Evergreen Memorial Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Broomfield County Commons Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Lafayette Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Coal Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Louisville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Superior Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Highland Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Olinger Highland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valmont Cemetery   [Map]     


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 Mountain View Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Mountain View Estates.

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

Broomfield   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Mountain View Estates
 - Broomfield had a post office and no railroad service
Lafayette   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Mountain View Estates
 - 1895 population of 410 people (with 28,261 people in 2016)
 - Lafayette had a post office and railroad service
Erie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Mountain View Estates
 - 1895 population of 662 people (with 22,803 people in 2016)
 - Erie had a post office and railroad service
Cotton Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Mountain View Estates
 - Cotton Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Canfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Mountain View Estates
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Canfield had a post office and railroad service
Dick   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mountain View Estates
 - Dick had railroad service and no post office
Saint Vrains   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Mountain View Estates
 - Saint Vrains had railroad service and no post office
Louisville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Mountain View Estates
 - 1895 population of 596 people (with 20,801 people in 2016)
 - Louisville had a post office and railroad service
Semper   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Mountain View Estates
 - Semper had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Mountain View Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Mountain View Estates 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Mountain View Estates is located in Adams County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Adams County: Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson, Morgan, Washington & Weld.

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

Adams     (The home county for Mountain View Estates)
      Darlow - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Eastlake   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Northglenn   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Federal Heights   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Holiday Hills Village   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Todd Creek   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sherrelwood   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Welby   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hidden Lake   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Twin Lakes   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Derby   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Colfax Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Glendale   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Altura   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Aurora   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Havana Village   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Old Towne   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hallcrafts Village East   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Settlers Village   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cherry Hills Village   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Englewood   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fort Logan - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Somerset Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lafayette   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Canfield   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Louisville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Superior   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Pleasant View Ridge   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Gunbarrel   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Niwot   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Boulder   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Eldorado Springs   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Longmont   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hygiene   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Crescent Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lazy Acres   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Broomfield   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Broomfield Heights   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Clear Creek
      Idaho Springs   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Downieville   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dumont   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alice   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Downieville-Lawson-Dumont   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Mary's   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Silver Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Silverdale - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Denver   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Denver   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sandown   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Montbello   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cherry Creek   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Highlands Ranch   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Acres Green   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gateway   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Carriage Club   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Heritage Hills   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cottonwood   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grand View Estates   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lone Tree   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Stonegate   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Louviers   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cherry Creek Highlands   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parker   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rollinsville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smith Hill - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Hawk   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Central City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Nevadaville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Russell Gulch   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Apex - Historic   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      American City - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winter Park   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Westminster   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wallace Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arvada   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lakeside   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wheat Ridge   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Applewood Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arapahoe - Historic   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Applewood   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      East Pleasant View   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Golden   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      West Pleasant View   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Berthoud   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Campion   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Big Elk Meadows   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Loveland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Drake   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Horsetooth Heights   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kerns   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Masonville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Timnath   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Estes Park   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fort Collins   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stout - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen Haven   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Erie   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dacono   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Frederick   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Firestone   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fort Lupton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lochbuie   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Aristocrat Ranchettes   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mead   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Platteville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hudson   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Johnstown   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Milliken   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gilcrest   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Mountain View Estates:

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 Adams County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

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    
Gilpin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grand County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Larimer 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 Adams County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Colorado
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Colorado
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Colorado,     of Adams 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Colorado

About Adams County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Mountain View Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain View Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain View Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9694, Longitude: -105.0300     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mountain View Estates 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 Mountain View Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mountain View Estates.