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Our Genealogy Helper for Atlanta ...

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 Atlanta (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 Atlanta. 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 hospitals 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.

Atlanta is located in Elmore 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 Elmore County: Ada, Boise, Camas, Gooding, Owyhee & Twin Falls.

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

  • Elmore County     (The home county of Atlanta)
    • Alturas City [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alturas City
      • Alturas City [Elmore County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Atlanta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alturas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spanish Town [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Town
      • Spanish Town [Elmore County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlanta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bar
      • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlanta
    • Paradise Hot Springs [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hot Springs
      • Paradise Hot Springs [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Atlanta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hot Springs
    • Pine [Elmore County]
  • Blaine County
    • Sawtooth City [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawtooth City
      • Sawtooth City [Blaine County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlanta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawtooth City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth City
    • Galena [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
      • Galena [Blaine County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Boulder [Blaine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
      • Boulder [Blaine County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta
      • Boulder has also been known as:
      • Boulder Basin
    • Ketchum [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ketchum
      • Ketchum [Blaine County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,910 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ketchum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ketchum<3>
    • Sun Valley [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Blaine County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,503 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun Valley<3>
  • Boise County
    • Lowman [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowman
      • Lowman [Boise County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlanta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowman<3>
    • Idaho City [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idaho City
      • Idaho City [Boise County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idaho City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idaho City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Idaho City<3>
  • Camas County
    • Hill City [Camas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Camas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Atlanta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<3>
    • Fairfield [Camas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Camas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
  • Custer County
    • Stanley [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Custer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Atlanta ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Atlanta.

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

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 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 Atlanta:

  • 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 Atlanta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Atlanta.

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

  • Sawtooth Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sawtooth Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sawtooth Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sawtooth Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Atlanta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth Cemetery
  • Pine Cemetery
  • Galena Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Galena Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Galena Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Galena Pioneer Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Atlanta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena Pioneer 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Atlanta had a population of 108 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Atlanta [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta [Elmore County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Atlanta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<3>
  • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] - Historic
    • While Rocky Bar was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bar
    • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Atlanta
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Bar had a post office and no railroad service
  • Graham [Boise County] - Historic
    • While Graham was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Boise County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlanta
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 64 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Graham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pine [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
    • Pine [Elmore County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Atlanta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine<3>
  • Banner [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner
    • Banner [Boise County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Atlanta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 66 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Banner had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Atlanta ...

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

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 Atlanta:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Idaho

About Elmore County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmorecounty.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atlanta) 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 Atlanta. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AtlantaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlanta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8017, Longitude: -115.1272    
<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 Atlanta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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