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Our Genealogy Helper for Alamo ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Alamo (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 Alamo. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Alamo is located in Lincoln County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln County: Mohave (AZ), Clark, Nye, White Pine, Beaver (UT), Iron (UT), Millard (UT) & Washington (UT).

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Alamo)
    • Crystal Springs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Alamo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
    • Hiko [Lincoln County]
    • Rachel [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rachel
      • Rachel [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alamo
      • Former names for Rachel:
      • Sandy Springs
      • Tempiute Village
      • Rachel has also been known as:
      • Penoyer Valley
      • Sand Springs Valley
      • Tem Piute
      • Tempiute
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rachel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rachel<2>
    • Caliente [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caliente
      • Caliente [Lincoln County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alamo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caliente
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caliente<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Alamo ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alamo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alamo, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alamo.

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 helpful 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 Alamo:

  • 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 Nevada

Cemeteries Near Alamo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alamo.

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 Alamo 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.<4>

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

  • Hiko [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiko
    • Hiko [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Alamo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hiko had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiko
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiko<2>

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

Mentions & References for Alamo

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

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- Alamo) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alamo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlamoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alamo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3642, Longitude: -115.1638    
<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 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.
<4>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 Alamo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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