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Our Genealogy Helper for Tippett ...

Although we found mention of Tippett during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Tippett was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it 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 Tippett (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 Tippett. 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.

Tippett is located in White Pine 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 White Pine County: Elko, Eureka, Lincoln, Nye, Juab (UT), Millard (UT) & Tooele (UT).

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

  • White Pine County     (The home county of Tippett)
    • Aurum [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurum
      • Aurum [White Pine County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Tippett
    • Tungstonia [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tungstonia
      • Tungstonia [White Pine County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Tippett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tungstonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parker [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
      • Parker [White Pine County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Tippett
    • Ruby Hill [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby Hill
      • Ruby Hill [White Pine County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Tippett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ruby Hill has also been known as:
      • Rubyville
    • Greens [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens
      • Greens [White Pine County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Tippett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Piermont [White Pine County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piermont
      • Piermont [White Pine County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Tippett
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Piermont. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Cherry Creek [White Pine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [White Pine County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Tippett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
  • Elko County
    • Ferber Mining District [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferber Mining District
      • Ferber Mining District [Elko County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Tippett
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Ferber Mining District. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Goshute [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshute
      • Goshute [Elko County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Tippett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goshute have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Goshute has also been known as:
      • Goshiute Station
      • Goshute Station
      • Gosiute
  • Juab County (UT)
    • Goshute [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goshute
      • Goshute [Juab County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Tippett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshute
    • Partoun [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Partoun
      • Partoun [Juab County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Tippett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Partoun
    • Trout Creek [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
      • Trout Creek [Juab County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Tippett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek
    • Callao [Juab County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callao
      • Callao [Juab County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Tippett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callao have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Callao has also been known as:
      • Willow Springs Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callao
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Callao<5>
  • Millard County (UT)
  • Tooele County (UT)

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Tippett:

  • 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 Tippett ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tippett.

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 Tippett 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.<7>

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

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

  • Aurum [White Pine County] - Historic
    • While Aurum was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurum
    • Aurum [White Pine County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Tippett
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Aurum had a post office and no railroad service
  • Glencoe [White Pine County] - Historic
    • While Glencoe was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glencoe
    • Glencoe [White Pine County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Tippett
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glencoe had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glencoe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Glencoe has also been known as:
    • Glenco
  • Muncy [White Pine County] - Historic
    • While Muncy was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muncy
    • Muncy [White Pine County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Tippett
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Muncy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muncy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ibapah [Tooele County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ibapah
    • Ibapah [Tooele County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Tippett
    • 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<5>
  • Cherry Creek [White Pine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
    • Cherry Creek [White Pine County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Tippett
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 139 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cherry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tippett ...

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

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

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nevada

About White Pine County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for White Pine County: www.co.white-pine.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.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 Tippett and then turned east". While Tippett could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Tippett 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Tippett 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 Nevada community named Tippett.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tippett) 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 Tippett. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tippett

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tippett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8685, Longitude: -114.3497       In this case, the coordinates for Tippett have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Tippett, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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