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Our Genealogy Helper for Rocky Bar ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rocky Bar. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rocky Bar to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rocky Bar, please Contact Us.


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 Rocky Bar (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 Rocky Bar. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Rocky Bar is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Rocky Bar. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rocky Bar:

  • Elmore County     (The home county of Rocky Bar)
    • Spanish Town [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Town
      • Spanish Town [Elmore County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Rocky Bar
      • 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.
    • Paradise Hot Springs [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hot Springs
      • Paradise Hot Springs [Elmore County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Rocky Bar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hot Springs
    • Alturas City [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alturas City
      • Alturas City [Elmore County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Rocky Bar
      • 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]
    • Pine [Elmore County]
    • Dixie [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Elmore County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Rocky Bar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Reclamation Village [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reclamation Village
      • Reclamation Village [Elmore County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Rocky Bar
      • 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
  • Blaine County
    • Sawtooth City [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawtooth City
      • Sawtooth City [Blaine County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Rocky Bar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawtooth City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth City
  • Boise County
    • Idaho City [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idaho City
      • Idaho City [Boise County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Rocky Bar
      • 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<4>
    • Lowman [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowman
      • Lowman [Boise County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Rocky Bar
      • 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<4>
    • Placerville [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placerville
      • Placerville [Boise County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Rocky Bar
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placerville<4>
  • Camas County
    • Hill City [Camas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Camas County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Rocky Bar
      • 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<4>
    • Fairfield [Camas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Camas County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Rocky Bar
      • 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<4>
  • Custer County
    • Stanley [Custer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Custer County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Rocky Bar
      • 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<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Rocky Bar ...

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 Rocky Bar.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Rocky Bar:

  • 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 Rocky Bar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rocky Bar.

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

  • Pine Cemetery
  • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sawtooth Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Rocky Bar.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth Cemetery
  • Corral Cemetery
  • Hill City 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Rocky Bar.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boot Hill Cemetery
  • 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Rocky Bar.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idaho City 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.

Rocky Bar itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 42 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • 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 less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Rocky Bar
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Rocky Bar
    • 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<4>
  • Pine [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
    • Pine [Elmore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Rocky Bar
    • 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<4>
  • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Rocky Bar
    • 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.
  • Banner [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner
    • Banner [Boise County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Rocky Bar
    • 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
  • Idaho City [Boise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idaho City
    • Idaho City [Boise County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Rocky Bar
    • 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<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rocky Bar ...

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

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.

Note for Rocky Bar:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Visit our Community Index for Idaho

About Elmore County

About Idaho

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmorecounty.org/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rocky Bar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Rocky Bar) 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 Rocky Bar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky BarOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Bar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6888, Longitude: -115.2891    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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