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Our Genealogy Helper for Freedom ...

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 Freedom (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 Freedom. 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.

Freedom is primarily located in Caribou County. A portion of Freedom extends into Lincoln County (WY).

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 Caribou County: Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Franklin & Lincoln (WY).

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

  • Caribou County     (The home county of Freedom)
    • Wayan [Caribou County]
    • Conda [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conda
      • Conda [Caribou County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Freedom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conda
    • Soda Springs [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soda Springs
      • Soda Springs [Caribou County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Freedom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,003 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soda Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soda Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soda Springs<2>
  • Bear Lake County
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Freedom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
  • Bonneville County
    • Caribou City [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou City
      • Caribou City [Bonneville County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Freedom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou City
    • Keenan City [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keenan City
      • Keenan City [Bonneville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Freedom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keenan City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keenan City
    • Palisades [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisades
      • Palisades [Bonneville County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Freedom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
    • Irwin [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Bonneville County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Freedom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irwin<2>
    • Swan Valley [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Valley
      • Swan Valley [Bonneville County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Freedom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swan Valley<2>
  • Lincoln County (WY)
    • Freedom [Lincoln County]
    • Etna [Lincoln County]
    • Star Valley Ranch [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Valley Ranch
      • Star Valley Ranch [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Freedom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Valley Ranch
    • Thayne [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thayne
      • Thayne [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Freedom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thayne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thayne<2>
    • Bedford [Lincoln County]
    • Turnerville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Freedom
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Alpine [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Freedom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<2>
    • Alpine Northeast [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Northeast
      • Alpine Northeast [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Freedom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Northeast
    • Alpine Northwest [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Northwest
      • Alpine Northwest [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Freedom
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Northwest
    • Auburn [Lincoln County]
    • Grover [Lincoln County]
    • Afton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
      • Afton [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Freedom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<2>
  • Sublette County (WY)
  • Teton County (WY)

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

Newspapers Published in Freedom ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Freedom.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Freedom, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Freedom.

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 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 Freedom:

  • 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 Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Freedom ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Freedom.

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 Freedom 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Freedom had a population of 27 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Freedom [Caribou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Caribou County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Freedom
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Freedom had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • Freedom [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Lincoln County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Freedom
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freedom had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freedom<2>
  • Afton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
    • Afton [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Freedom
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Afton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Freedom ...

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

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 Freedom:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Idaho

About Caribou County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Freedom) 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 Freedom. 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 FreedomOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freedom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9826, Longitude: -111.0427    
<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>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 Freedom, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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