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Our Genealogy Helper for Boyd ...

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

We've added Boyd to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Boyd, please Contact Us.


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 Boyd (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 Boyd. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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

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

Although our information shows that the community of Boyd is historic, it would have been located within present day Wasco County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Wasco County: Clackamas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Marion, Sherman, Wheeler & Klickitat (WA).

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

  • Wasco County     (The home county of Boyd)
    • Rice (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice
      • Rice was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • Dufur (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dufur
      • Dufur lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dufur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dufur<3>
    • The Dalles (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Dalles
      • The Dalles lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Dalles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Dalles<3>
    • City of The Dalles (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for City of The Dalles
      • City of The Dalles lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for City of The Dalles came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on City of The Dalles
    • Fairbanks (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbanks
      • Fairbanks lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbanks
    • Kingsley (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsley
      • Kingsley was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • Celilo Village (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celilo Village
      • Celilo Village lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Celilo Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celilo Village
    • Chenoweth (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chenoweth
      • Chenoweth lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chenoweth have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chenoweth
    • Friend (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friend
      • Friend was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • Ortley (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ortley
      • Ortley was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • Rowena (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Tygh Valley (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Clackamas County
    • Government Camp (34 miles [54.7 km] to the west)
  • Hood River County
    • Lenz (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenz
      • Lenz lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Hood River County
      • Lenz has also been known as:
      • Sherman Spur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenz
    • Pine Grove (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Hood River County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
    • Mount Hood (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hood
      • Mount Hood lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Boyd and is located in Hood River County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hood
    • Odell (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odell
      • Odell lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Hood River County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Odell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Odell<3>
    • Parkdale (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkdale
      • Parkdale lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Boyd and is located in Hood River County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkdale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkdale<3>
    • Hood River (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood River
      • Hood River lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Hood River County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,793 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hood River<3>
    • Cascade Locks (40 miles [64.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Locks
      • Cascade Locks lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Boyd and is located in Hood River County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Locks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade Locks<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Pinehurst (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd and is located in Jackson County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
  • Sherman County
    • Gordon (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Gordon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Moro (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moro
      • Moro lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moro<3>
    • Biggs Junction (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggs Junction
      • Biggs Junction lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biggs Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggs Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biggs Junction<3>
    • Grass Valley (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
      • Grass Valley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<3>
    • De Moss Springs (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Moss Springs
      • De Moss Springs lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Moss Springs
    • Wasco (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasco
      • Wasco lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wasco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wasco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasco<3>
    • Rufus (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rufus
      • Rufus lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rufus have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rufus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rufus<3>
    • Rosebush (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebush
      • Rosebush was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebush have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monkland (22 miles [35.4 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monkland
      • Monkland lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monkland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monkland
    • Klondike (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klondike
      • Klondike lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klondike
    • Sinks (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east) - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinks
      • Sinks was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
    • Kent (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Klickitat County (WA)
    • Dallesport (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Wishram (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Lyle (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Maryhill (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Centerville (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Klickitat (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Wahkiacus (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahkiacus
      • Wahkiacus lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the north of Boyd and is located in Klickitat County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wahkiacus
    • Appleton (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
    • Bingen (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bingen
      • Bingen lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Klickitat County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 748 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bingen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bingen<3>
    • Blockhouse (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blockhouse
      • Blockhouse lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Boyd and is located in Klickitat County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blockhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blockhouse
    • White Salmon (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Salmon
      • White Salmon lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Klickitat County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,723 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Salmon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Salmon<3>
    • Goldendale (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldendale
      • Goldendale lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Boyd and is located in Klickitat County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,669 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldendale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldendale<3>
  • Skamania County (WA)
    • Underwood (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Hood (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood
      • Hood lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Skamania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hood
    • Carson (39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest)

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

Newspapers Published in Boyd ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boyd.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boyd, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boyd.

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 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 Boyd:

  • 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 Oregon
    • Stories from Washington

Cemeteries Near Boyd ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boyd.

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

  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • Rice Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rice Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rice Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Cemetery
  • Eightmile Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eightmile Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Eightmile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eightmile Cemetery
  • Henderson Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henderson Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henderson Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson Pioneer Cemetery
  • Masonic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Masonic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Masonic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Masonic Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masonic Cemetery
  • Sunset Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunset Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunset Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sunset Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Cemetery
  • Petersburg Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Petersburg Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Petersburg Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Petersburg Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Boyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg Cemetery
  • Viewpoint Grave Island Memorial
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Viewpoint Grave Island Memorial
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Viewpoint Grave Island Memorial have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Viewpoint Grave Island Memorial lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Boyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viewpoint Grave Island Memorial
  • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pioneer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pioneer Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer Cemetery
  • Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Catholic Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catholic Cemetery
  • IOOF Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the IOOF Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • IOOF Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on IOOF Cemetery
  • St. Peters Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Peters Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Peters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Peters Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Peters Cemetery
  • Continue List   (60 more) ...
    • GAR Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the GAR Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the GAR Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • GAR Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on GAR Cemetery
    • Obrist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Obrist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Obrist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Obrist Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Boyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Obrist Cemetery
    • Kingsley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kingsley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingsley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kingsley Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsley 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.

Boyd itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Boyd (Wasco County) - Historic
    • While Boyd was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
    • Boyd was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boyd had a post office and no railroad service
  • Dufur (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dufur
    • Dufur lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 634 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dufur had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dufur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dufur<3>
  • Nansene (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nansene
    • Nansene lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nansene had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nansene have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nansene
  • The Dalles (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Dalles
    • The Dalles lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,015 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,581 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, The Dalles had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Dalles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for The Dalles<3>
  • Kingsley (Wasco County) - Historic
    • While Kingsley was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsley
    • Kingsley was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingsley had a post office and no railroad service
  • Rowena (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowena
    • Rowena lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rowena had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rowena<3>
  • Tygh Valley (Wasco County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tygh Valley
    • Tygh Valley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tygh Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tygh Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tygh Valley<3>
  • Grass Valley (Sherman County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Valley
    • Grass Valley lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grass Valley had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<3>
  • Moro (Sherman County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moro
    • Moro lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moro<3>
  • Biggs (Sherman County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggs
    • Biggs lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Biggs had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biggs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggs
  • Lyle (Klickitat County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyle
    • Lyle lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Klickitat County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lyle had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyle<3>
  • De Moss Springs (Sherman County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Moss Springs
    • De Moss Springs lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, De Moss Springs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Moss Springs
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    • Wasco (Sherman County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wasco
      • Wasco lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Boyd and is located in Sherman County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wasco had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wasco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wasco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wasco<3>
    • Wamic (Wasco County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamic
      • Wamic lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wamic had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wamic have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamic<3>
    • Mosier (Wasco County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosier
      • Mosier lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Boyd and is located in Wasco County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mosier had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mosier<3>

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Boyd

The Communities of Oregon

About Wasco County

About Oregon

The official website for Wasco County: www.co.wasco.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Boyd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Boyd) 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 Boyd. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoydOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyd. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4892, Longitude: -121.0833    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>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.
<6>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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