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Our Genealogy Helper for Arbon ...

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 Arbon (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 Arbon. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Arbon is located in Power 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 Power County: Bannock, Bingham, Blaine, Cassia & Oneida.

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

  • Power County     (The home county of Arbon)
    • Pauline [Power County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauline
      • Pauline [Power County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauline
    • Rockland [Power County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Power County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Arbon
      • 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American Falls
      • American Falls [Power County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on American Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for American Falls<3>
    • Michaud [Power County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michaud
      • Michaud [Power County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michaud
  • Bannock County
    • Robin [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robin
      • Robin [Bannock County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robin
    • Arimo [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arimo
      • Arimo [Bannock County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arimo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arimo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arimo<3>
    • Downey [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downey
      • Downey [Bannock County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey<3>
    • McCammon [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCammon
      • McCammon [Bannock County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCammon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCammon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCammon<3>
    • Inkom [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inkom
      • Inkom [Bannock County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inkom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inkom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inkom<3>
    • Pocatello [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocatello
      • Pocatello [Bannock County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,029 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocatello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocatello<3>
    • Lava Hot Springs [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lava Hot Springs
      • Lava Hot Springs [Bannock County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lava Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lava Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lava Hot Springs<3>
    • Swanlake [Bannock County]
    • Alameda [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alameda
      • Alameda [Bannock County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
    • Chubbuck [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chubbuck
      • Chubbuck [Bannock County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chubbuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chubbuck<3>
  • Bingham County
    • Aberdeen [Bingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Bingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,992 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<3>
    • Fort Hall [Bingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Hall
      • Fort Hall [Bingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Arbon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Hall<3>
  • Caribou County
    • Bancroft [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bancroft
      • Bancroft [Caribou County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 395 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bancroft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bancroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bancroft<3>
  • Cassia County
    • Sublett [Cassia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublett
      • Sublett [Cassia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublett
  • Franklin County
    • Oxford [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Franklin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Clifton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Franklin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<3>
    • Dayton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
      • Dayton [Franklin County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<3>
  • Oneida County
    • Holbrook [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holbrook
      • Holbrook [Oneida County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Arbon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holbrook<3>
    • Saint Johns [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johns
      • Saint Johns [Oneida County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johns
    • Pleasantview [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantview
      • Pleasantview [Oneida County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantview
    • Malad City [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malad City
      • Malad City [Oneida County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malad City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malad City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malad City<3>
    • Gwenford [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwenford
      • Gwenford [Oneida County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwenford
    • Cherry Creek [Oneida County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [Oneida County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
    • Stone [Oneida County]
  • Box Elder County (UT)
    • Snowville [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snowville
      • Snowville [Box Elder County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 175 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snowville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snowville<3>
    • Portage [Box Elder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage [Box Elder County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage

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

Newspapers Published in Arbon ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arbon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arbon, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arbon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Arbon:

  • 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 Arbon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arbon.

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

  • Pauline Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pauline Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Pauline Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • The Pauline Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Pauline.More precisely, Pauline Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Arbon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauline Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2168134<5>
  • Robin Cemetery
  • Woodland Cemetery
  • Marsh Center Cemetery
  • Holbrook Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holbrook Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holbrook Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holbrook Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Arbon.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holbrook Cemetery
  • Arimo Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Downey Cemetery
    • Marsh Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marsh Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marsh Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Marsh Valley Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Arbon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Valley Cemetery
    • Cambridge Cemetery
    • Malad City Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Malad City Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Malad City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Malad City Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malad City Cemetery
    • Byington Cemetery
    • Neeley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neeley Cemetery
      • Neeley Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Arbon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neeley Cemetery
    • Falls View Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Falls View Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Falls View Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Falls View Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Arbon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View Cemetery
    • Red Rock Pass Cemetery
    • Grant 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.<6>

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

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

  • Rockland [Power County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
    • Rockland [Power County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Arbon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rockland had a post office and no railroad service
    • 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>
  • Saint Johns [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johns
    • Saint Johns [Oneida County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Johns had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johns
  • Downey [Bannock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downey
    • Downey [Bannock County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Arbon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Downey had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey<3>
  • McCammon [Bannock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCammon
    • McCammon [Bannock County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Arbon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 833 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, McCammon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCammon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCammon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCammon<3>
  • Malad City [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malad City
    • Malad City [Oneida County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 713 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,117 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Malad City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malad City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Malad City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malad City<3>
  • Samaria [Oneida County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samaria
    • Samaria [Oneida County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arbon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samaria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samaria
  • American Falls [Power County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American Falls
    • American Falls [Power County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Arbon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,298 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, American Falls had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on American Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for American Falls<3>
  • Inkom [Bannock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inkom
    • Inkom [Bannock County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Arbon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Inkom had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inkom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inkom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inkom<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Pocatello [Bannock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocatello
      • Pocatello [Bannock County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Arbon
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,639 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57,029 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pocatello had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocatello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocatello<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Arbon ...

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

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Idaho

About Power County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Power County: www.co.power.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 'straight-line' (or 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- Arbon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arbon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArbonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arbon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4560, Longitude: -112.5676    
<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>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 Arbon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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