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Our Genealogy Helper for Grand Island ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Grand Island (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 Grand Island. 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.

Name Variations for Grand Island ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Grand Island: Grand is.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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 south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Grand Island 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 Grand Island. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Grand Island:

  • Erie County     (The home county of Grand Island)
    • Grandyle Village [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandyle Village
      • Grandyle Village [Erie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandyle Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandyle Village
    • Ferry Village [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferry Village
      • Ferry Village [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferry Village
    • Tonawanda [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
      • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,755 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonawanda<3>
    • Tonawanda [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
      • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
    • Kenmore [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenmore
      • Kenmore [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,947 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmore<3>
    • Amherst [Erie County]
    • Getzville [Erie County]
    • Amherst [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Buffalo [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<3>
    • Williamsville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsville
      • Williamsville [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsville<3>
    • Sloan [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sloan
      • Sloan [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sloan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sloan
    • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheektowaga
      • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheektowaga
  • Cattaraugus County
    • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gowanda
      • Gowanda [Cattaraugus County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,524 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gowanda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gowanda<3>
    • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrysburg
      • Perrysburg [Cattaraugus County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • 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>
  • Chautauqua County
    • Silver Creek [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Chautauqua County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • 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>
    • Hanover [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Chautauqua County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Forestville [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Chautauqua County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • Estimated population in 2016: 663 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forestville<3>
    • Sheridan [Chautauqua County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Chautauqua County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Grand Island
      • 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]
  • Genesee County
    • Amherst [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amherst
      • Amherst [Genesee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amherst
    • Corfu [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corfu
      • Corfu [Genesee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corfu
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corfu<3>
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Alabama [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama
      • Alabama [Genesee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama
    • Basom [Genesee County]
    • Darien [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darien
      • Darien [Genesee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Pembroke [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pembroke
      • Pembroke [Genesee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Oakfield [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakfield
      • Oakfield [Genesee County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakfield
    • Oakfield [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakfield
      • Oakfield [Genesee County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakfield<3>
    • Alexander [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [Genesee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Alexander [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexander
      • Alexander [Genesee County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 489 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexander<3>
    • Batavia [Genesee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batavia
      • Batavia [Genesee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • 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
  • Niagara County
    • Black Creek Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Creek Village
      • Black Creek Village [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Grand Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Creek Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Creek Village
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
      • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tonawanda
    • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johnsburg
      • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Johnsburg
    • Park Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Village
      • Park Village [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Niagara [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara
      • Niagara [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Wheatfield [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatfield
      • Wheatfield [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Wurlitzer Park Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wurlitzer Park Village
      • Wurlitzer Park Village [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara Falls
      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Island
      • 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>
    • Colonial Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
      • Colonial Village [Niagara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Grand Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
    • Hoffman [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman
      • Hoffman [Niagara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffman
    • Varsity Village [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varsity Village
      • Varsity Village [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varsity Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varsity Village
    • Lewiston [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston
      • Lewiston [Niagara County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Grand Island
      • 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
  • Orleans County
    • Shelby [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Orleans County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,977 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jeddo [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeddo
      • Jeddo [Orleans County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeddo
    • Medina [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medina
      • Medina [Orleans County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,584 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medina<3>
    • Ridgeway [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Orleans County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Lyndonville [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndonville
      • Lyndonville [Orleans County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndonville<3>
    • Yates [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates
      • Yates [Orleans County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates
    • Barre [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barre
      • Barre [Orleans County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,843 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barre
    • Albion [Orleans County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albion
      • Albion [Orleans County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,944 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
  • Wyoming County
    • Folsomdale [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsomdale
      • Folsomdale [Wyoming County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsomdale
    • Bennington [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Wyoming County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Sheldon [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheldon
      • Sheldon [Wyoming County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • 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
    • Attica [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Wyoming County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,386 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Attica<3>
    • Java Village [Wyoming County]
    • Attica [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attica
      • Attica [Wyoming County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Attica
    • Java Center [Wyoming County]
    • Java [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java [Wyoming County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • 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
    • North Java [Wyoming County]

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

Newspapers Published in Grand Island ...

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 276 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Island.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grand Island, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grand Island.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Grand Island:

  • 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 Grand Island ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grand Island.

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

  • St. Stevens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Stevens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Stevens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Stevens 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove Cemetery
  • White Haven Road Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Haven Road Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Haven Road Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Haven Road Cemetery
  • Lapp Cemetery
  • Byer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Byer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Byer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Byer Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Bossert Cemetery
    • Byers Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byer Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2416562<4>
  • White Haven Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Haven Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Haven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Battle of Chippawa Cemetery (War 1812-1814)
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • City Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Francis Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Francis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Black Creek Pioneer Cemetery
    • Frenchman's Creek Cemetery
    • McAffee Cemetery
    • Elmlawn Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elmlawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Josephs Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 Grand Island in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Grand Island.

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

  • Tonawanda [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonawanda
    • Tonawanda [Erie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7,145 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,755 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tonawanda had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonawanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonawanda
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tonawanda<3>
  • La Salle [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Salle
    • La Salle [Niagara County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 273 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, La Salle had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Salle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • North Tonawanda [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tonawanda
    • North Tonawanda [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 4,793 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,050 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, North Tonawanda had railroad service and no post office
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  • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Johnsburg
    • Saint Johnsburg [Niagara County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 226 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Johnsburg had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Kenmore [Erie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenmore
    • Kenmore [Erie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,947 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kenmore had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenmore<3>
  • Martinsville [Niagara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
    • Martinsville [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 198 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Martinsville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bergholtz [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergholtz
      • Bergholtz [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bergholtz had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergholtz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Niagara Falls [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niagara Falls
      • Niagara Falls [Niagara County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,502 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,392 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Niagara Falls had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niagara Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niagara Falls<3>
    • Hoffman [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffman
      • Hoffman [Niagara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hoffman had railroad service and no post office
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    • Beach Ridge [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beach Ridge
      • Beach Ridge [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beach Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beach Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sanborn [Niagara County]
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      • Sanborn [Niagara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 358 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sanborn had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanborn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sanborn<3>
    • Eggertsville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eggertsville
      • Eggertsville [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Eggertsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eggertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eggertsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eggertsville<3>
    • Snyder [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snyder
      • Snyder [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Snyder had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snyder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Getzville [Erie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Getzville
      • Getzville [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Getzville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Getzville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Getzville<3>
    • Shawnee [Niagara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawnee
      • Shawnee [Niagara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 157 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shawnee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Grand Island. See our List of 1890's Communities around Grand Island.

Mentions & References for Grand Island

Communities in New York

About Erie County

About New York

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Island. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grand Island) 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 Grand Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grand IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0220, Longitude: -78.9639       In this case, the coordinates for Grand Island have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Grand Island, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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