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Our Genealogy Helper for Acequia ...

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 Acequia (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 Acequia. 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 doctors 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.

Acequia is located in Minidoka County.

To see how the shape of Idaho's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Minidoka County: Blaine, Cassia, Jerome & Lincoln.

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

  • Minidoka County     (The home county of Acequia)
    • Rupert [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Minidoka County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,946 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<3>
    • Minidoka [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minidoka
      • Minidoka [Minidoka County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minidoka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minidoka<3>
    • Amalga [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amalga
      • Amalga [Minidoka County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amalga
    • Paul [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paul
      • Paul [Minidoka County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paul<3>
    • Heyburn [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heyburn
      • Heyburn [Minidoka County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heyburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heyburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heyburn<3>
  • Cassia County
    • Declo [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Declo
      • Declo [Cassia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Declo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Declo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Declo<3>
    • Burley [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burley
      • Burley [Cassia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burley<3>
    • Albion [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Cassia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<3>
    • Pella [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pella
      • Pella [Cassia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pella
    • Malta [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
      • Malta [Cassia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta<3>
    • Elba [Cassia County]
    • Oakley [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Cassia County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley<3>
    • Almo [Cassia County]
  • Jerome County
    • Hazelton [Jerome County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelton
      • Hazelton [Jerome County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazelton<3>
    • Eden [Jerome County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Jerome County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Kimama [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimama
      • Kimama [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Acequia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimama
    • Dietrich [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dietrich
      • Dietrich [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dietrich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dietrich
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dietrich<3>
    • Richfield [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richfield
      • Richfield [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 491 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richfield<3>
  • Power County
    • Rockland [Power County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Power County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockland<3>
    • American Falls [Power County]
  • Twin Falls County
    • Murtaugh [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murtaugh
      • Murtaugh [Twin Falls County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murtaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murtaugh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murtaugh<3>
    • Hansen [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hansen
      • Hansen [Twin Falls County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hansen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hansen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hansen<3>
    • Kimberly [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimberly
      • Kimberly [Twin Falls County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Acequia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimberly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimberly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimberly<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Acequia ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acequia.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Acequia:

  • 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 Idaho

Cemeteries Near Acequia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Acequia.

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

  • Jackson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Cemetery
  • Rupert Cemetery
  • Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paul Cemetery
    • The Paul Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Paul.To be more accurate, Paul Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Acequia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #80598<4>
  • Declo Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Declo Cemetery
    • Declo Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Acequia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Declo Cemetery
  • Pleasant View Cemetery
  • Gem Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gem Memorial Gardens
    • The Gem Memorial Gardens is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the south of Burley.To be precise, Gem Memorial Gardens lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acequia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gem Memorial Gardens
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1186675<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the View Cemetery
      • View Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Acequia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on View Cemetery
    • Albion Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albion Cemetery
      • Albion Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Acequia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion Cemetery
    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Pella Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pella Cemetery
      • The Pella Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Pella.To be more accurate, Pella Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Acequia.
      • Pella Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Pella Ward Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pella Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #80600<4>
    • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Malta Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Malta Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Malta Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Malta Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acequia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta Cemetery
    • Elba Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elba Cemetery
      • Elba Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Acequia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba 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>

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

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

  • Minidoka [Minidoka County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minidoka
    • Minidoka [Minidoka County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Acequia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Minidoka had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minidoka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minidoka<3>
  • Kimama [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimama
    • Kimama [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Acequia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kimama had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimama
  • Albion [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
    • Albion [Cassia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Acequia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 179 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Albion had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<3>
  • Wapi [Blaine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wapi
    • Wapi [Blaine County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Acequia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wapi had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wapi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wapi
  • Malta [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
    • Malta [Cassia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acequia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Malta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta<3>
  • Conant [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conant
    • Conant [Cassia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Acequia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Conant had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conant
  • Owinza [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owinza
    • Owinza [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Acequia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Owinza had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owinza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owinza
  • Elba [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
    • Elba [Cassia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Acequia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elba had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elba<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Acequia ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Mobile Oil Map of Idaho (1949)
Published by Mobile Oil Company

North American Railroad Atlas - Mountain Plains
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2000
(Available from Amazon.com)

Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Acequia in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Acequia for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Idaho

About Minidoka County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Minidoka County: www.minidoka.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Acequia) 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 Acequia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AcequiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acequia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6690, Longitude: -113.5953    
<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 Acequia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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