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Our Genealogy Helper for Bolivar ...

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 Bolivar (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 Bolivar. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Bolivar is located in Allegany County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Allegany County: Cattaraugus, Livingston, Steuben, Wyoming, McKean (PA) & Potter (PA).

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

  • Allegany County     (The home county of Bolivar)
    • Bolivar [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Allegany County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivar<2>
    • Richburg [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Allegany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<2>
    • Little Genesee [Allegany County]
    • Alma [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Allegany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 830 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Genesee [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genesee
      • Genesee [Allegany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,599 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genesee
    • Wirt [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wirt
      • Wirt [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,036 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wirt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wirt
    • Petrolia [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrolia
      • Petrolia [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petrolia
    • Bowler [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowler
      • Bowler [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowler
    • Clarksville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
      • Clarksville [Allegany County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,083 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
    • West Clarksville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Clarksville
      • West Clarksville [Allegany County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Clarksville
    • Scio [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scio
      • Scio [Allegany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scio have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scio
    • Friendship [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
      • Friendship [Allegany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendship<2>
    • Wellsville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsville
      • Wellsville [Allegany County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsville<2>
  • Cattaraugus County
    • Portville [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portville
      • Portville [Cattaraugus County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portville<2>
    • Portville [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portville
      • Portville [Cattaraugus County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,518 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portville
    • Weston Mills [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston Mills
      • Weston Mills [Cattaraugus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston Mills
    • Hinsdale [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinsdale
      • Hinsdale [Cattaraugus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,042 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hinsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinsdale
    • Olean [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olean
      • Olean [Cattaraugus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,876 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olean have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olean
    • Olean [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olean
      • Olean [Cattaraugus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,437 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olean
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olean<2>
    • Abbotts [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbotts
      • Abbotts [Cattaraugus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbotts
    • Ischua [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ischua
      • Ischua [Cattaraugus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ischua have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ischua
    • Rock City [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock City
      • Rock City [Cattaraugus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock City
    • Saint Bonaventure [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Bonaventure
      • Saint Bonaventure [Cattaraugus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Bonaventure have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Bonaventure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Bonaventure<2>
    • Allegany [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allegany
      • Allegany [Cattaraugus County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,696 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allegany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allegany<2>
    • Ischua [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ischua
      • Ischua [Cattaraugus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ischua
    • Allegany [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allegany
      • Allegany [Cattaraugus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allegany
  • Erie County
    • Sardinia [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardinia
      • Sardinia [Erie County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardinia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardinia
  • Livingston County
    • Dalton [Livingston County]
    • Portage [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage [Livingston County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Nunda [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunda
      • Nunda [Livingston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,889 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nunda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nunda
    • Nunda [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunda
      • Nunda [Livingston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,283 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nunda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nunda<2>
    • Ossian [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ossian
      • Ossian [Livingston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 735 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ossian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ossian
  • Steuben County
    • West Union [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Union
      • West Union [Steuben County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Union
    • Greenwood [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Steuben County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 763 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Rexville [Steuben County]
    • Greenwood [Steuben County]
    • Hartsville [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Steuben County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
    • Hartsville [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartsville
      • Hartsville [Steuben County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartsville
    • Troupsburg [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troupsburg
      • Troupsburg [Steuben County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troupsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troupsburg
    • Hornell [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornell
      • Hornell [Steuben County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,302 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hornell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hornell<2>
    • Hornellsville [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornellsville
      • Hornellsville [Steuben County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hornellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hornellsville
    • Jasper [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
      • Jasper [Steuben County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Canisteo [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canisteo
      • Canisteo [Steuben County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canisteo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canisteo<2>
    • North Hornell [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hornell
      • North Hornell [Steuben County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hornell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hornell
    • Arkport [Steuben County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkport
      • Arkport [Steuben County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 791 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arkport<2>
  • Wyoming County
    • Pike [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike
      • Pike [Wyoming County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,059 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike
    • Pike [Wyoming County]
    • Eagle [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Wyoming County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
    • Genesee Falls [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genesee Falls
      • Genesee Falls [Wyoming County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genesee Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genesee Falls
    • Arcade [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
      • Arcade [Wyoming County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,933 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcade<2>
    • Arcade [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
      • Arcade [Wyoming County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade
    • Castile [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castile
      • Castile [Wyoming County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castile<2>
  • Cameron County (PA)
    • Emporium [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporium
      • Emporium [Cameron County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporium have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporium
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporium<2>
  • McKean County (PA)
    • Eldred [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldred
      • Eldred [McKean County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 761 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eldred<2>
    • Port Allegany [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Allegany
      • Port Allegany [McKean County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Allegany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Allegany<2>
    • Wrights Corners [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrights Corners
      • Wrights Corners [McKean County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrights Corners
    • Smethport [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smethport
      • Smethport [McKean County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smethport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smethport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smethport<2>
    • Dallas City [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dallas City
      • Dallas City [McKean County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dallas City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas City
    • Rew [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rew
      • Rew [McKean County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rew
    • Derrick City [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derrick City
      • Derrick City [McKean County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derrick City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derrick City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derrick City<2>
    • Crosby [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [McKean County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Sawyer City [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyer City
      • Sawyer City [McKean County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyer City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyer City
    • Allen [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
      • Allen [McKean County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
    • Bradford [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford
      • Bradford [McKean County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradford<2>
    • Custer City [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer City
      • Custer City [McKean County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer City<2>
    • Gardeau [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardeau
      • Gardeau [McKean County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardeau
  • Potter County (PA)
    • Shinglehouse [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinglehouse
      • Shinglehouse [Potter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,054 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinglehouse<2>
    • Millport [Potter County]
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      • Millport [Potter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
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    • Oswayo [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswayo
      • Oswayo [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
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    • Ellisburg [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellisburg
      • Ellisburg [Potter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
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    • North Bingham [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Bingham
      • North Bingham [Potter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
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    • Coudersport [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coudersport
      • Coudersport [Potter County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,404 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coudersport<2>
    • Ulysses [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulysses
      • Ulysses [Potter County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ulysses have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulysses<2>
    • Inez [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Potter County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
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    • Sweden Valley [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Valley
      • Sweden Valley [Potter County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
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    • Harrison Valley [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison Valley
      • Harrison Valley [Potter County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison Valley
    • Austin [Potter County]
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      • Austin [Potter County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Austin<2>
    • Hector [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hector
      • Hector [Potter County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
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    • Galeton [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galeton
      • Galeton [Potter County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galeton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galeton<2>
  • Tioga County (PA)
    • Potter Brook [Tioga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potter Brook
      • Potter Brook [Tioga County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
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    • Westfield [Tioga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
      • Westfield [Tioga County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,036 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westfield<2>
    • Knoxville [Tioga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
      • Knoxville [Tioga County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • Estimated population in 2019: 599 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Bolivar ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bolivar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bolivar, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bolivar.

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 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 Bolivar:

  • 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 New York
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Bolivar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bolivar.

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

  • Richburg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richburg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg Cemetery
  • St. Marys Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Maple Lawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Lawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Lawn Cemetery
  • Well Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Well Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Little Genesee Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Little Genesee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sunnyside Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunnyside Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Allentown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allentown Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Allentown Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1993745<5>
    • Dimmick Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dimmick Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dimmick Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dimmick Cemetery
    • Maple Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Maple Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar.
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    • Maple Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Maple Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar.
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    • Wheeler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wheeler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wheeler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wheeler Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler Cemetery
    • Bellamy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bellamy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bellamy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bellamy Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar.
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    • Utopia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Utopia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Utopia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Utopia Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar.
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    • Clarksville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clarksville Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clarksville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Clarksville Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar.
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    • West Genesee Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Genesee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Genesee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • West Genesee Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Genesee 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.<6>

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

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

  • Kossuth [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
    • Kossuth [Allegany County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kossuth had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kossuth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
  • South Bolivar [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Bolivar
    • South Bolivar [Allegany County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, South Bolivar had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Bolivar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Bolivar
  • Sawyer [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawyer
    • Sawyer [Allegany County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sawyer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawyer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawyer
  • Bolivar [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
    • Bolivar [Allegany County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bolivar
    • Estimated population in 2019: 976 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bolivar had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivar<2>
  • Honeoye [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeoye
    • Honeoye [Potter County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Honeoye had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeoye have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honeoye
  • Vosburg [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vosburg
    • Vosburg [Allegany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vosburg had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vosburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Little Genesee [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Genesee
      • Little Genesee [Allegany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Bolivar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Little Genesee had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Genesee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Genesee<2>
    • East Sharon [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Sharon
      • East Sharon [Potter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Bolivar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, East Sharon had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Sharon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sharon
    • Alma [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
      • Alma [Allegany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bolivar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Pikeville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
      • Pikeville [Allegany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bolivar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
    • Allentown [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
      • Allentown [Allegany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 414 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Allentown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allentown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allentown<2>
    • Bowler [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowler
      • Bowler [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bowler had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowler
    • Shinglehouse [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shinglehouse
      • Shinglehouse [Potter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bolivar
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 177 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,054 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shinglehouse had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shinglehouse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shinglehouse<2>
    • Petrolia [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petrolia
      • Petrolia [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bolivar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Petrolia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petrolia
    • Inavale [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inavale
      • Inavale [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bolivar
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Inavale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inavale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inavale

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Allegany County: www.alleganyco.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bolivar) 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 Bolivar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bolivar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bolivar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0473, Longitude: -78.1317       In this case, the coordinates for Bolivar have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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>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.
<6>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 Bolivar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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