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Introduction ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Bridge (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 Bridge. 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 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 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.

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

  • Cassia County     (The home county of Bridge)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Bridge, with the one closest to Bridge listed first.
    • Naf
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naf
      • Naf is located in Cassia County
    • Standrod
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
      • Standrod is located in Cassia County
    • Strevell ‑ Historic
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strevell
      • Strevell is located in Cassia County
    • Malta
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
      • Malta is located in Cassia County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta <2>
    • Elba
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Almo
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Sublett
      (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublett
      • Sublett is located in Cassia County
    • Albion
      (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion is located in Cassia County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion <2>
    • Basin
      (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
      • Basin is located in Cassia County
    • Oakley
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley is located in Cassia County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley <2>
    • Declo
      (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Declo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Declo
      • Declo is located in Cassia County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 369 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Declo <2>
  • Box Elder County (UT)
    • The following are listed by their distance from Bridge, with the one closest to Bridge listed first.
    • Standrod
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
      • Standrod is located in Box Elder County (UT)
    • Cedar Creek ‑ Historic
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
      • Cedar Creek is located in Box Elder County (UT)
    • Yost
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
      • Yost is located in Box Elder County (UT)
    • Park Valley
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Rosette
      (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
      • Rosette is located in Box Elder County (UT)
    • Lynn
      (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn is located in Box Elder County (UT)
    • Russian Settlement ‑ Historic
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the south)
      • 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.<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russian Settlement
      • Russian Settlement is located in Box Elder County (UT)
      • Russian Settlement has also been known as:
      • Molokane Settlement
      • Pryguny Settlement
    • Vipont ‑ Historic
      (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • 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.<3>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vipont
      • Vipont is located in Box Elder County (UT)
    • Kelton ‑ Historic
      (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelton
      • Kelton is located in Box Elder County (UT)
      • Former name for Kelton:
      • Indian Creek

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

Newspapers Published in Bridge ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bridge, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]<4>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bridge.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Bridge:

Cemeteries Near Bridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bridge.

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

The following cemeteries are listed based on their distance from Bridge, with the one closest to Bridge listed first.

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 Bridge had a population of 18 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Standrod
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standrod have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standrod
    • Standrod is located in Cassia County
  • Conant
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conant have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conant
    • Conant is located in Cassia County
  • Malta
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malta have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malta
    • Malta is located in Cassia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malta <2>
  • Elba
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Yost
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yost have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yost
    • Yost is located in Box Elder County (UT)
  • Almo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Sublett
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublett
    • Sublett is located in Cassia County
  • Rosette
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosette
    • Rosette is located in Box Elder County (UT)
  • Park Valley
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
  • Albion
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
    • Albion is located in Cassia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 278 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion <2>
  • Basin
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin is located in Cassia County
  • Oakley
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
    • Oakley is located in Cassia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley <2>
  • Kelton ‑ Historic
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelton
    • Kelton is located in Box Elder County (UT)
    • Former name for Kelton:
    • Indian Creek

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

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bridge. 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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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- Bridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1293, Longitude: -113.3425       In this case, the coordinates for Bridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Bridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.









 

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