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Our Genealogy Helper for Almo ...

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 Almo (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 Almo. 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 southwest 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 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.

Almo is located in Cassia 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 Cassia County: Blaine, Jerome, Minidoka, Oneida, Power, Twin Falls, Elko (NV) & Box Elder (UT).

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

  • Cassia County     (The home county of Almo)
    • Elba [Cassia County]
    • Bridge [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridge
      • Bridge [Cassia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Almo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridge
    • Oakley [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Cassia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley<2>
    • Naf [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naf
      • Naf [Cassia County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Almo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naf
    • Malta [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
      • Malta [Cassia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta<2>
    • Albion [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Cassia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<2>
    • Strevell [Cassia County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strevell
      • Strevell [Cassia County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Almo
    • Pella [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pella
      • Pella [Cassia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pella
    • Declo [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Declo
      • Declo [Cassia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Declo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Declo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Declo<2>
    • Sublett [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublett
      • Sublett [Cassia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Almo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublett
    • Burley [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burley
      • Burley [Cassia County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,712 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burley<2>
  • Minidoka County
    • Heyburn [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heyburn
      • Heyburn [Minidoka County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heyburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heyburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heyburn<2>
    • Paul [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paul
      • Paul [Minidoka County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paul<2>
    • Rupert [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rupert
      • Rupert [Minidoka County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,946 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rupert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rupert<2>
    • Acequia [Minidoka County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acequia
      • Acequia [Minidoka County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acequia
  • Twin Falls County
    • Murtaugh [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murtaugh
      • Murtaugh [Twin Falls County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Almo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 180 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murtaugh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murtaugh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murtaugh<2>
  • Box Elder County (UT)
    • Yost [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
      • Yost [Box Elder County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Almo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yost
    • Standrod [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
      • Standrod [Box Elder County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Almo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standrod
    • Vipont [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vipont
      • Vipont [Box Elder County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Almo
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Vipont. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Lynn [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Box Elder County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Almo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Rosette [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
      • Rosette [Box Elder County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Almo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosette
    • Park Valley [Box Elder County]
    • Cedar Creek [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
      • Cedar Creek [Box Elder County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Almo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grouse Creek
      • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Almo
      • Former name for Grouse Creek:
      • Grouse Creek Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grouse Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grouse Creek<2>
    • Russian Settlement [Box Elder County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Settlement
      • Russian Settlement [Box Elder County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Almo
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Russian Settlement. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Russian Settlement has also been known as:
      • Molokane Settlement
      • Pryguny Settlement

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

Newspapers Published in Almo ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Almo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Almo, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Almo.

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 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 Almo:

  • 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
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Almo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Almo.

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

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 Almo had a population of 47 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Almo [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almo
    • Almo [Cassia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Almo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Almo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almo<2>
  • Yost [Box Elder County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
    • Yost [Box Elder County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Almo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yost had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yost
  • Elba [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
    • Elba [Cassia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Almo
    • 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<2>
  • Basin [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Cassia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Almo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Basin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
  • Standrod [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
    • Standrod [Cassia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Almo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Standrod had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standrod
  • Bridge [Cassia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridge
    • Bridge [Cassia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Almo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridge
  • Continue List ...
    • Conant [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conant
      • Conant [Cassia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Almo
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conant
    • Oakley [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Cassia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Almo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 144 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Oakley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley<2>
    • Malta [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
      • Malta [Cassia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Almo
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta<2>
    • Marion [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Cassia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Almo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marion had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Albion [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Cassia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Almo
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<2>
    • Rosette [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
      • Rosette [Box Elder County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Almo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rosette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosette
    • Park Valley [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Valley
      • Park Valley [Box Elder County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Almo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Park Valley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park Valley<2>
    • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grouse Creek
      • Grouse Creek [Box Elder County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Almo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grouse Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former name for Grouse Creek:
      • Grouse Creek Fort
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grouse Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grouse Creek<2>
    • Sublett [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublett
      • Sublett [Cassia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Almo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sublett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublett

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Almo ...

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

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 Almo:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1937)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Shell Oil Road Map for Utah (1950)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Idaho

About Cassia County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cassia County: www.cassiacounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Almo) 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 Almo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlmoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Almo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1001, Longitude: -113.6336    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<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 Almo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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