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Our Genealogy Helper for Alida ...

Although we found mention of Alida during our research, we have little information about it.<1> We believe that Alida had a post office at one time. We have done a cursory search and haven't been able to find any evidence that the community still exists..


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 Alida (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 Alida. 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 southwest 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 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.

Alida is located in Geary County.

To see how the shape of Kansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Geary County: Clay, Dickinson, Morris, Riley & Wabaunsee.

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

  • Geary County     (The home county of Alida)
    • Milford [Geary County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Geary County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Former name for Milford:
      • Bacheller
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<3>
    • Junction City [Geary County]
    • Grandview Plaza [Geary County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview Plaza
      • Grandview Plaza [Geary County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Plaza
    • Wreford [Geary County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wreford
      • Wreford [Geary County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wreford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wreford
  • Clay County
    • Wakefield [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
    • Industry [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industry
      • Industry [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industry
    • Broughton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broughton
      • Broughton [Clay County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broughton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Broughton:
      • Rose Vale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broughton
    • Ladysmith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ladysmith
      • Ladysmith [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ladysmith have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ladysmith
    • Clay Center [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Center
      • Clay Center [Clay County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,983 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay Center<3>
    • Longford [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longford
      • Longford [Clay County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 72 people
      • Longford has also been known as:
      • Longford Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longford<3>
    • Green [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green
      • Green [Clay County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green<3>
    • Oak Hill [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Clay County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Idana [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idana
      • Idana [Clay County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idana
    • Morganville [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
      • Morganville [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 190 people
      • Former name for Morganville:
      • Della
      • Morganville has also been known as:
      • Morgantown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganville
    • Oscar [Clay County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oscar
      • Oscar [Clay County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oscar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vining [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vining
      • Vining [Clay County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 42 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vining have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Vining:
      • Riverdale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vining
  • Cloud County
    • Miltonvale [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miltonvale
      • Miltonvale [Cloud County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 487 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miltonvale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miltonvale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miltonvale<3>
    • Aurora [Cloud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Cloud County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 56 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Aurora:
      • Saint Peter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
  • Dickinson County
    • Upland [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upland
      • Upland [Dickinson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upland
    • Chapman [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
      • Chapman [Dickinson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,340 people
      • Former name for Chapman:
      • Chapman's Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapman<3>
    • Buckeye [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
      • Buckeye [Dickinson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
    • Detroit [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Dickinson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
    • Lyona [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyona
      • Lyona [Dickinson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyona have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyona
    • Enterprise [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Dickinson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>
    • Talmage [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talmage
      • Talmage [Dickinson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talmage
    • Abilene [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abilene
      • Abilene [Dickinson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,201 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abilene
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abilene<3>
    • Woodbine [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbine
      • Woodbine [Dickinson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbine<3>
    • Manchester [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manchester
      • Manchester [Dickinson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 96 people
      • Former name for Manchester:
      • Keystone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Navarre [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navarre
      • Navarre [Dickinson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navarre have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navarre
    • Solomon [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Solomon
      • Solomon [Dickinson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
      • Former name for Solomon:
      • Solomon City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solomon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solomon<3>
    • Hope [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Dickinson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 329 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<3>
  • Marion County
    • Ramona [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramona
      • Ramona [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the south of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 177 people
      • Ramona has also been known as:
      • Ramona Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramona
    • Lost Springs [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Springs
      • Lost Springs [Marion County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Lost Springs:
      • Lost Spring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost Springs<3>
    • Tampa [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tampa
      • Tampa [Marion County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 102 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tampa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tampa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tampa<3>
  • Morris County
    • Skiddy [Morris County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skiddy
      • Skiddy [Morris County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skiddy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Skiddy:
      • Camden
    • White City [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Morris County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White City<3>
    • Latimer [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latimer
      • Latimer [Morris County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 19 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latimer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latimer
    • Dwight [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dwight
      • Dwight [Morris County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dwight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dwight
    • Parkerville [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkerville
      • Parkerville [Morris County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 61 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Parkerville:
      • Parkersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkerville
    • Wilsey [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsey
      • Wilsey [Morris County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Former name for Wilsey:
      • Mildred
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsey
    • Council Grove [Morris County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Council Grove
      • Council Grove [Morris County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Council Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Council Grove has also been known as:
      • Council
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Council Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Council Grove<3>
  • Ottawa County
    • Ackley [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackley
      • Ackley [Ottawa County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackley
    • Niles [Ottawa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niles
      • Niles [Ottawa County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • Former name for Niles:
      • Nilesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niles
    • Bennington [Ottawa County]
    • Minneapolis [Ottawa County]
  • Pottawatomie County
    • Saint George [Pottawatomie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
      • Saint George [Pottawatomie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint George have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint George
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint George<3>
    • Olsburg [Pottawatomie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olsburg
      • Olsburg [Pottawatomie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Olsburg:
      • Olesburgh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olsburg<3>
    • Wamego [Pottawatomie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamego
      • Wamego [Pottawatomie County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,732 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wamego have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamego
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamego<3>
    • Westmoreland [Pottawatomie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westmoreland
      • Westmoreland [Pottawatomie County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 742 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmoreland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westmoreland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westmoreland<3>
    • Louisville [Pottawatomie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Pottawatomie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Louisville:
      • Rock Creek
      • Louisville has also been known as:
      • Louisville Springs
      • Rock City
      • Rock Creek Falls
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<3>
  • Riley County
    • Ogden [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [Riley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,958 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<3>
    • Bala [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bala
      • Bala [Riley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bala
    • Keats [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keats
      • Keats [Riley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Alida
      • Former name for Keats:
      • Wild Cat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keats
    • Riley [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riley
      • Riley [Riley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 952 people
      • Former names for Riley:
      • Riley Center
      • Union
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riley<3>
    • Ashland [Riley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Riley County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Ashland has also been known as:
      • Ashland Bottoms
    • Leonardville [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonardville
      • Leonardville [Riley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 431 people
      • Former name for Leonardville:
      • Alembic
      • Leonardville has also been known as:
      • Leonard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonardville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardville<3>
    • Manhattan [Riley County]
    • Fairmont [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmont
      • Fairmont [Riley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont
    • Lasita [Riley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lasita
      • Lasita [Riley County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lasita have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walsburg [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walsburg
      • Walsburg [Riley County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walsburg
    • Randolph [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Riley County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Pillsbury Crossing [Riley County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pillsbury Crossing
      • Pillsbury Crossing [Riley County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pillsbury Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Winkler [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winkler
      • Winkler [Riley County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winkler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Winkler:
      • Winkler's Mills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winkler
  • Saline County
    • New Cambria [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cambria
      • New Cambria [Saline County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cambria
    • Gypsum [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gypsum
      • Gypsum [Saline County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 391 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gypsum have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Gypsum:
      • Pliny
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gypsum<3>
    • Salina [Saline County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salina
      • Salina [Saline County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 46,550 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salina<3>
  • Wabaunsee County
    • Alta Vista [Wabaunsee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alta Vista
      • Alta Vista [Wabaunsee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alta Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alta Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alta Vista<3>
    • Alma [Wabaunsee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Wabaunsee County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<3>
    • McFarland [Wabaunsee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McFarland
      • McFarland [Wabaunsee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
  • Washington County
    • Clifton [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 505 people
      • Clifton has also been known as:
      • West Clifton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton<3>
    • Palmer [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmer
      • Palmer [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • Estimated population in 2019: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmer

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

Newspapers Published in Alida ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alida.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alida, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alida.

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 Alida:

  • 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 Kansas

Cemeteries Near Alida ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alida.

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

  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Alida Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alida Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alida Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alida Cemetery
  • Laid Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laid Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laid Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laid Cemetery
  • Laid - Upland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laid - Upland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laid - Upland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laid - Upland Cemetery
  • Liberty Cemetery
  • Good Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Branscom Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Branscom Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Branscom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branscom Cemetery
    • Vinton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vinton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vinton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Vinton Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Alida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton Cemetery
    • Milford Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Milford Cemetery
      • The Milford Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Milford.To be precise, Milford Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Alida.
      • Milford Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Milford Schenck Branscom Cemeteries
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #93039<6>
    • Barry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Barry Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barry Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marys Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • Highland Cemetery
    • Shanks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shanks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shanks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Shanks Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Alida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanks Cemetery
    • Madura Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Madura Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Madura Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Madura Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madura Cemetery
    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jones Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Alida.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones 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.<7>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alida had a population of 48 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Alida [Geary County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alida
    • Alida [Geary County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Alida
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 48 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alida had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alida have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alida
  • Milford [Geary County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford [Geary County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Alida
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Milford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former name for Milford:
    • Bacheller
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<3>
  • Sutphen [Dickinson County] - Historic
    • While Sutphen was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutphen
    • Sutphen [Dickinson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sutphen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sutphen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Sutphen:
    • Sutphen's Mill
  • Kansas Falls [Geary County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kansas Falls
    • Kansas Falls [Geary County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Alida
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kansas Falls had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kansas Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas Falls
  • Junction City [Geary County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
    • Junction City [Geary County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,502 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,482 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Junction City had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Junction City<3>
  • Chapman [Dickinson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapman
    • Chapman [Dickinson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 435 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,340 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chapman had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Chapman:
    • Chapman's Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapman<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Wakefield [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Alida
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 241 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 920 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wakefield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
    • Wreford [Geary County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wreford
      • Wreford [Geary County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Alida
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wreford had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wreford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wreford
    • Ogden [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [Riley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Alida
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,958 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ogden had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ogden<3>
    • Industry [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industry
      • Industry [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Alida
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Industry had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industry
    • Detroit [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Dickinson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Detroit had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
    • Bala [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bala
      • Bala [Riley County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Alida
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 183 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bala had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bala
    • Keats [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keats
      • Keats [Riley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Alida
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keats had railroad service and no post office
      • Former name for Keats:
      • Wild Cat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keats
    • Riley [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riley
      • Riley [Riley County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Alida
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 952 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Riley had a post office and railroad service
      • Former names for Riley:
      • Riley Center
      • Union
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riley<3>
    • Enterprise [Dickinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Dickinson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Alida
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 804 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Enterprise had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enterprise<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alida ...

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

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 Alida:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Kansas

About Geary County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Alida and then turned west". While Alida could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alida as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alida could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Kansas community named Alida.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Alida) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alida. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0958, Longitude: -96.9403       In this case, the coordinates for Alida have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>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.
<7>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 Alida, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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