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Our Genealogy Helper for Boston ...

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 Boston (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 Boston. 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 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.

Boston is located in Erie 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 Erie County: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara & Wyoming.

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

  • Erie County     (The home county of Boston)
    • Patchin [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patchin
      • Patchin [Erie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patchin
    • Boston [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
      • Boston [Erie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,069 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • North Boston [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Boston
      • North Boston [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Boston
    • Colden [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colden
      • Colden [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colden
    • Wyandale [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyandale
      • Wyandale [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyandale
    • Footes [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Footes
      • Footes [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Footes
    • Concord [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,448 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Concord [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Ellicott [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellicott
      • Ellicott [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellicott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellicott
    • Jewettville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewettville
      • Jewettville [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewettville
    • Hamburg [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<3>
    • North Collins [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Collins
      • North Collins [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Collins
    • Eden [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Allegany County
    • Centerville [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
      • Centerville [Allegany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
    • Rushford [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushford
      • Rushford [Allegany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,099 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushford
    • Rushford [Allegany County]
    • Hume [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hume
      • Hume [Allegany County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hume have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hume
    • Hume [Allegany County]
    • Houghton [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houghton
      • Houghton [Allegany County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houghton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houghton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houghton<3>
    • Fillmore [Allegany County]
    • New Hudson [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hudson
      • New Hudson [Allegany County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hudson
    • Caneadea [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caneadea
      • Caneadea [Allegany County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,233 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caneadea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caneadea
    • Caneadea [Allegany County]
    • Black Creek [Allegany County]
    • Cuba [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba<3>
    • Belfast [Allegany County]
  • Cattaraugus County
    • Ashford [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashford
      • Ashford [Cattaraugus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashford
    • Brooklyn [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn
      • Brooklyn [Cattaraugus County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn
    • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,672 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire
    • East Otto [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Otto
      • East Otto [Cattaraugus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Otto
    • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [Cattaraugus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire
    • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowanda
      • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,524 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gowanda<3>
    • Otto [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Cattaraugus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 748 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto
    • Delevan [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delevan
      • Delevan [Cattaraugus County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,039 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delevan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delevan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delevan<3>
    • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,540 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrysburg
    • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2012: 394 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perrysburg<3>
    • Otto [Cattaraugus County]
    • Machias [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Machias
      • Machias [Cattaraugus County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,267 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Machias have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Machias
    • Machias [Cattaraugus County]
  • Chautauqua County
    • Hanover [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Chautauqua County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Parcells Corners [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parcells Corners
      • Parcells Corners [Chautauqua County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parcells Corners
    • Silver Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Chautauqua County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<3>
    • Forestville [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Chautauqua County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2016: 663 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forestville<3>
    • Villenova [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Villenova
      • Villenova [Chautauqua County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Villenova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Villenova
    • Sheridan [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Chautauqua County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,505 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Sheridan [Chautauqua County]
    • Cherry Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [Chautauqua County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,034 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
    • Cherry Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [Chautauqua County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherry Creek<3>
    • Arkwright [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkwright
      • Arkwright [Chautauqua County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,035 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkwright
    • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkirk
      • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,242 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunkirk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunkirk
    • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunkirk
      • Dunkirk [Chautauqua County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,701 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunkirk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunkirk<3>
    • Fredonia [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
      • Fredonia [Chautauqua County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,103 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredonia<3>
  • Genesee County
    • Amherst [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Genesee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Darien [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darien
      • Darien [Genesee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darien
    • Griswold [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griswold
      • Griswold [Genesee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griswold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswold
    • Corfu [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corfu
      • Corfu [Genesee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corfu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corfu<3>
    • Alexander [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [Genesee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 489 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander<3>
    • Alexander [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [Genesee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
    • Pembroke [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Genesee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pembroke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pembroke
    • Basom [Genesee County]
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,726 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
    • Batavia [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Genesee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
    • Bethany [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
      • Bethany [Genesee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Batavia [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Genesee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batavia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batavia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batavia<3>
    • Oakfield [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakfield
      • Oakfield [Genesee County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakfield<3>
  • Livingston County
    • Portage [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage [Livingston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Dalton [Livingston County]
    • Nunda [Livingston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunda
      • Nunda [Livingston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nunda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nunda<3>
  • Niagara County
    • Park Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Village
      • Park Village [Niagara County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Village
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Hoffman [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman
      • Hoffman [Niagara County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman
    • Wurlitzer Park Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wurlitzer Park Village
      • Wurlitzer Park Village [Niagara County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wurlitzer Park Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wurlitzer Park Village
    • Pendleton [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pendleton
      • Pendleton [Niagara County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pendleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pendleton
    • Wheatfield [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Niagara County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,988 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatfield
    • Niagara [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara
      • Niagara [Niagara County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niagara have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara Falls
      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<3>
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Royalton [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royalton
      • Royalton [Niagara County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royalton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royalton
    • Cambria [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambria
      • Cambria [Niagara County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,731 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambria
    • Lockport [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Niagara County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockport<3>
    • Lewiston [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Niagara County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,702 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston
  • Wyoming County
    • Java Village [Wyoming County]
    • Curriers [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curriers
      • Curriers [Wyoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curriers
    • Arcade [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
      • Arcade [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcade<3>
    • Java Center [Wyoming County]
    • Java [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Java have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Harris Corners [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris Corners
      • Harris Corners [Wyoming County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris Corners
    • Arcade [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcade
      • Arcade [Wyoming County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,059 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcade
    • North Java [Wyoming County]
    • Folsomdale [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsomdale
      • Folsomdale [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsomdale
    • Sheldon [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Wyoming County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheldon
    • Bennington [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Wyoming County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,190 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Johnsonburg [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonburg
      • Johnsonburg [Wyoming County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonburg
    • Smiths Corner [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smiths Corner
      • Smiths Corner [Wyoming County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smiths Corner

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

Newspapers Published in Boston ...

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 112 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boston, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boston.

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 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 Boston:

  • 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 Ontario

Cemeteries Near Boston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boston.

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

  • Cobble Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cobble Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cobble Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobble Hill Cemetery
  • St. Paul Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Paul Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Paul Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Paul Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
  • Maple Wood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Maple Wood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maple Wood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Wood Cemetery
  • Sibley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sibley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sibley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sibley Cemetery
  • Dittman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dittman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dittman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dittman Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Concord Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Concord Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord Cemetery
    • Partridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Partridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Partridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Partridge Cemetery
    • Mols Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mols Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mols Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mols Hill Cemetery
    • St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery
    • Mortons Corners Rural Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview Cemetery
    • Pratham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pratham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pratham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pratham Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratham Cemetery
    • Neischell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Neischell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Neischell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Neischell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neischell Cemetery
    • Griffins Mills 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Boston had a population of 230 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Boston [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 230 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boston<3>
  • Patchin [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patchin
    • Patchin [Erie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Patchin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patchin
  • Colden [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colden
    • Colden [Erie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 420 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Colden had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colden<3>
  • New Oregon [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Oregon
    • New Oregon [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 169 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Oregon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Oregon
  • Glenwood [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood
    • Glenwood [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 290 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenwood<3>
  • North Boston [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Boston
    • North Boston [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 239 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Boston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Boston
  • Continue List ...
    • Clarksburg [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksburg
      • Clarksburg [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clarksburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksburg
    • Wyandale [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyandale
      • Wyandale [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wyandale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyandale
    • West Falls [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Falls
      • West Falls [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 326 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, West Falls had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Falls
    • East Eden [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Eden
      • East Eden [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 115 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Eden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Eden
    • Langford [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langford
      • Langford [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Langford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langford
    • Concord [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Concord had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Marshfield [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshfield
      • Marshfield [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marshfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshfield
    • East Concord [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Concord
      • East Concord [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 64 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Concord had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Concord
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Concord<3>
    • Griffins Mills [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffins Mills
      • Griffins Mills [Erie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Griffins Mills had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffins Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffins Mills

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Boston ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Boston:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New York

About Erie County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boston) 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 Boston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BostonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6289, Longitude: -78.7376    
<2>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.
<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 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.
<5>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 Boston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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