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Our Genealogy Helper for Virginia Dale ...

Although we found mention of Virginia Dale during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Virginia Dale was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..


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 Virginia Dale (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 Virginia Dale. 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 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.

Virginia Dale 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 Virginia Dale. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Virginia Dale:

  • Larimer County     (The home county of Virginia Dale)
    • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Feather Lakes
      • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Feather Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Feather Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Feather Lakes<3>
    • Waverly [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Larimer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Manhattan [Larimer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
      • Manhattan [Larimer County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Virginia Dale
    • Rustic [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rustic
      • Rustic [Larimer County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Virginia Dale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rustic
    • Bulger [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulger
      • Bulger [Larimer County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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
    • Bellvue [Larimer County]
    • Laporte [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laporte
      • Laporte [Larimer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Wellington [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Larimer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Stout [Larimer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stout
      • Stout [Larimer County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Virginia Dale
      • 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.<5>
    • Fort Collins [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Collins
      • Fort Collins [Larimer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Masonville [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masonville
      • Masonville [Larimer County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the south of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
  • Weld County
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Dover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Weld County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Virginia Dale
      • 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
    • Nunn [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunn
      • Nunn [Weld County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Severance [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severance
      • Severance [Weld County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Pierce [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Weld County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Windsor [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Weld County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
  • Albany County (WY)
    • Buford [Albany County]
    • Hermosa [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Albany County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
    • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Albany County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sherman has also been known as:
      • Old Sherman
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • The Buttes [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
      • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Buttes
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<3>
    • Harmony [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Albany County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Jelm [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jelm
      • Jelm [Albany County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jelm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jelm<3>
  • Laramie County (WY)
    • Speer [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speer
      • Speer [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speer
    • South Greeley [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Greeley
      • South Greeley [Laramie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the east of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Greeley
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Virginia Dale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<3>
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]

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

Newspapers Published in Virginia Dale ...

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 97 newspapers that have been published in the area around Virginia Dale.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Virginia Dale:

  • 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 Virginia Dale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Virginia Dale.

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

  • Boyd Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boyd Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boyd Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd Family Cemetery
  • Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery
  • Virginia Dale Community Church Cemetery
  • Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery
  • Murchland Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murchland Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murchland Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murchland Family Cemetery
  • Trails End Ranch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trails End Ranch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trails End Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trails End Ranch Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Virginia Dale.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trails End Ranch Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Elliott Ranch Cemetery
    • Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery
    • Christopher Charles Cradock Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christopher Charles Cradock Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christopher Charles Cradock Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Christopher Charles Cradock Grave lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Virginia Dale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher Charles Cradock Grave
    • Livermore Cemetery
    • Old Sherman Cemetery
    • Jewett Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jewett Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jewett Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jewett Family Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Virginia Dale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewett Family Cemetery
    • Lamb Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lamb Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lamb Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lamb Family Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lamb Family Cemetery
    • Swan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Swan Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Virginia Dale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Cemetery
    • Azuba Batterson Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Azuba Batterson Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Azuba Batterson Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Azuba Batterson Grave lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Virginia Dale.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Azuba Batterson 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.<7>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Virginia Dale had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Virginia Dale [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Dale
    • Virginia Dale [Larimer County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Virginia Dale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Dale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Dale<3>
  • Dale Creek [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Creek
    • Dale Creek [Albany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Virginia Dale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dale Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Creek
  • Buford [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
    • Buford [Albany County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the north of Virginia Dale
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buford had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buford<3>
  • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
    • While Sherman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
    • Sherman [Albany County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Virginia Dale
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sherman had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sherman has also been known as:
    • Old Sherman
  • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livermore
    • Livermore [Larimer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
    • 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<3>
  • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tie Siding
    • Tie Siding [Albany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 71 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tie Siding had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tie Siding
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tie Siding<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Hecla [Laramie County] - Historic
      • While Hecla was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hecla
      • Hecla [Laramie County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Virginia Dale
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hecla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hecla have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Manhattan [Larimer County] - Historic
      • While Manhattan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
      • Manhattan [Larimer County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Virginia Dale
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Manhattan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Borie [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borie
      • Borie [Laramie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Virginia Dale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Borie had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borie
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • While Red Buttes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Buttes had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Silver Crown [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Crown
      • Silver Crown [Laramie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Virginia Dale
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver Crown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Crown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Crown
    • Bellvue [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellvue
      • Bellvue [Larimer County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Laporte [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laporte
      • Laporte [Larimer County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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<3>
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia Dale
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,388 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laramie had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Virginia Dale ...

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

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 Virginia Dale:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Colorado

About Larimer County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Virginia Dale and then turned west". While Virginia Dale could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Virginia Dale as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Virginia Dale could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Colorado community named Virginia Dale.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Virginia Dale) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Virginia Dale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Virginia DaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia Dale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9547, Longitude: -105.3492       In this case, the coordinates for Virginia Dale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Virginia Dale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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