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Ferber Mining District, Nevada

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Our Genealogy Helper for Ferber Mining District ...

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

We've added Ferber Mining District to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ferber Mining District, 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 Ferber Mining District (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 Ferber Mining District. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ferber Mining District 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 Ferber Mining District. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ferber Mining District:

  • Elko County     (The home county of Ferber Mining District)
    • West Wendover [Elko County]
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      • West Wendover [Elko County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Ferber Mining District
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Wendover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Wendover<3>
  • White Pine County
    • Tippett [White Pine County]
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      • Tippett [White Pine County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Ferber Mining District
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tippett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tippett
  • Juab County (UT)
    • Goshute [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshute
      • Goshute [Juab County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Ferber Mining District
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshute
    • Callao [Juab County]
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      • Callao [Juab County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Ferber Mining District
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callao have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Callao has also been known as:
      • Willow Springs Station
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Callao<3>
  • Tooele County (UT)
    • Gold Hill [Tooele County]
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      • Gold Hill [Tooele County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Ferber Mining District
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Hill
    • Ibapah [Tooele County]
    • Clifton [Tooele County] - Historic
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      • Clifton [Tooele County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Ferber Mining District
    • Canyon Station [Tooele County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Station
      • Canyon Station [Tooele County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Ferber Mining District
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Canyon Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Wendover [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendover
      • Wendover [Tooele County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the north of Ferber Mining District
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,489 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendover<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Ferber Mining District ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ferber Mining District.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ferber Mining District, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ferber Mining District.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Ferber Mining District:

  • 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
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Ferber Mining District ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ferber Mining District.

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 Ferber Mining District 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 Ferber Mining District in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ferber Mining District.

  • Ibapah [Tooele County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibapah
    • Ibapah [Tooele County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Ferber Mining District
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ibapah had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ibapah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ibapah<3>

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

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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 Ferber Mining District, 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ferber Mining District) 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 Ferber Mining District. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ferber Mining District

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferber Mining District. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2311, Longitude: -114.0889    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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:






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