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Our Genealogy Helper for Alazon ...

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

We've added Alazon to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Alazon, 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 Alazon (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 Alazon. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Alazon is historic, it would have been located within present day Elko 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 Elko County: Cassia (ID), Owyhee (ID), Twin Falls (ID), Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, White Pine, Box Elder (UT) & Tooele (UT).

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

  • Elko County     (The home county of Alazon)
    • Wells [Elko County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
      • Wells [Elko County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Alazon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,254 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<3>
    • Metropolis [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metropolis
      • Metropolis [Elko County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alazon
    • Deeth [Elko County]
    • Melandco [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melandco
      • Melandco [Elko County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melandco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wood [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood
      • Wood [Elko County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Alazon
    • Holborn [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holborn
      • Holborn [Elko County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holborn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Afton [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
      • Afton [Elko County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Afton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Afton has also been known as:
      • Taber City
    • Wilkins [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkins
      • Wilkins [Elko County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkins have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fort Halleck [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Halleck
      • Fort Halleck [Elko County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Alazon
    • Halleck [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halleck
      • Halleck [Elko County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halleck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oasis [Elko County]
    • Shores [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shores
      • Shores [Elko County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Newspapers Published in Alazon ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alazon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alazon, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alazon.

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 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 Alazon:

  • 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 Alazon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alazon.

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 Alazon 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.

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

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

  • Wells [Elko County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells
    • Wells [Elko County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Alazon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 254 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,254 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wells had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wells<3>
  • Tulasco [Elko County] - Historic
    • While Tulasco was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulasco
    • Tulasco [Elko County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Alazon
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tulasco had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulasco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Deeth [Elko County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deeth
    • Deeth [Elko County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Alazon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Deeth had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deeth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deeth<3>
  • Holborn [Elko County] - Historic
    • While Holborn was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holborn
    • Holborn [Elko County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Alazon
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Holborn had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holborn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fenelon [Elko County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fenelon
    • Fenelon [Elko County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Alazon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fenelon had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fenelon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fenelon
  • Pequop [Elko County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pequop
    • Pequop [Elko County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Alazon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pequop had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pequop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pequop
  • Arthur [Elko County] - Historic
    • While Arthur was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Elko County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Alazon
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arthur had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fort Halleck [Elko County] - Historic
    • While Fort Halleck was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Halleck
    • Fort Halleck [Elko County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Alazon
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 21 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Halleck had a post office and no railroad service
  • Continue List ...
    • Halleck [Elko County] - Historic
      • While Halleck was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halleck
      • Halleck [Elko County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Alazon
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Halleck had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halleck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 Alazon. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alazon.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alazon ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Nevada Place Names - A Geographical Dictionary
Written by: Carlson, Helen S.
University of Nevada Press, 1974
(Available from Amazon.com)

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - California & Nevada
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2002
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

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About Elko County

About Nevada

The official website for Elko County: www.elkocountynv.net/

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

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 Alazon, 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alazon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alazon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1335, Longitude: -115.0300       In this case, the coordinates for Alazon 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>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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