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Our Genealogy Helper for Lowman ...

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 Lowman (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 Lowman. 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 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.

Lowman is located in Boise 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 Boise County: Ada, Custer, Elmore, Gem & Valley.

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

  • Boise County     (The home county of Lowman)
    • Grimes Pass [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimes Pass
      • Grimes Pass [Boise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Lowman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimes Pass
    • Garden Valley [Boise County]
    • Crouch [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crouch
      • Crouch [Boise County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Lowman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crouch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crouch
    • Placerville [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placerville
      • Placerville [Boise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placerville<2>
    • Idaho City [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idaho City
      • Idaho City [Boise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idaho City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idaho City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Idaho City<2>
    • Banks [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banks
      • Banks [Boise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Lowman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banks<2>
    • Horseshoe Bend [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Bend
      • Horseshoe Bend [Boise County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horseshoe Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Bend
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horseshoe Bend<2>
  • Custer County
    • Stanley [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Custer County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Lowman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanley<2>
  • Elmore County
    • Alturas City [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alturas City
      • Alturas City [Elmore County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lowman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alturas City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Atlanta [Elmore County]
  • Gem County
    • Ola [Gem County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ola
      • Ola [Gem County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Lowman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ola<2>
    • Sweet [Gem County]
  • Valley County
    • Cascade [Valley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Valley County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Lowman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Lowman ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lowman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Lowman, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Lowman.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Lowman:

  • 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 Lowman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lowman.

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

  • Grimes Pass Cemetery
  • Miner Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miner Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miner Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Miner Grave lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miner Grave
  • Garden Valley Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garden Valley Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garden Valley Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Garden Valley Pioneer Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Lowman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Valley Pioneer Cemetery
  • Old Catholic Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the IOOF Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • IOOF Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Boot Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boot Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boot Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Boot Hill Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boot Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idaho City Pioneer Cemetery
    • Alpha Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alpha Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alpha Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Alpha Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Lowman.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpha 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 Lowman in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lowman.

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

  • Banner [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner
    • Banner [Boise County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lowman
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner
  • Pioneerville [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneerville
    • Pioneerville [Boise County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pioneerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneerville
  • Garden Valley [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Valley
    • Garden Valley [Boise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Lowman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Garden Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden Valley<2>
  • Placerville [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placerville
    • Placerville [Boise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 160 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Placerville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placerville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placerville<2>
  • 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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Lowman
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Quartzburg [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quartzburg
    • Quartzburg [Boise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 84 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Quartzburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quartzburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quartzburg
  • Idaho City [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idaho City
    • Idaho City [Boise County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lowman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 480 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Idaho City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idaho City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idaho City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Idaho City<2>

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

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

The official website for Boise County: www.co.boise.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lowman) 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 Lowman. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LowmanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lowman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0835, Longitude: -115.6207       In this case, the coordinates for Lowman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<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 Lowman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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