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Our Genealogy Helper for Paradise Hot Springs ...

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 Paradise Hot Springs (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 Paradise Hot Springs. 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.

Name Variations for Paradise Hot Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Paradise Hot Springs: Paradise Hot Spgs. (or less commonly used: Paradise Hot Spngs. or Paradise Hot Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

  • Elmore County     (The home county of Paradise Hot Springs)
    • Pine [Elmore County]
    • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bar
      • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Hot Springs
    • Spanish Town [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Town
      • Spanish Town [Elmore County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Hot Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alturas City [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alturas City
      • Alturas City [Elmore County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Hot Springs
      • 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]
    • Dixie [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Hot Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Reclamation Village [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reclamation Village
      • Reclamation Village [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Hot Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reclamation Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reclamation Village
    • Mountain Home [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [Elmore County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Hot Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home<2>
    • King Hill [Elmore County]
  • Boise County
    • Idaho City [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idaho City
      • Idaho City [Boise County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Hot Springs
      • 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>
    • Lowman [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowman
      • Lowman [Boise County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Paradise Hot Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowman<2>
  • Camas County
    • Hill City [Camas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Camas County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Hot Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<2>
    • Fairfield [Camas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Camas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Hot Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Paradise Hot Springs ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Paradise Hot Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Paradise Hot Springs, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Paradise Hot Springs.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Paradise Hot Springs:

  • 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 Paradise Hot Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Paradise Hot Springs.

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 Paradise Hot Springs 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>

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

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

  • Pine [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
    • Pine [Elmore County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Paradise Hot Springs
    • 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<2>
  • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Hot Springs
    • 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
  • Atlanta [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta [Elmore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Hot Springs
    • 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<2>
  • Soldier [Camas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soldier
    • Soldier [Camas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Paradise Hot Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Soldier had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soldier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldier
  • 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 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Paradise Hot Springs
    • 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.

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

Visit our Community Index for Idaho

About Elmore County

About Idaho

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paradise Hot Springs. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paradise Hot Springs) 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 Paradise Hot Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Paradise Hot SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paradise Hot Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5532, Longitude: -115.2715    
<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 Paradise Hot Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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