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Our Genealogy Helper for Cisco ...

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

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


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

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

Neighboring Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the 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 Cisco is historic, it would have been located within present day Grand County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Grand County: Garfield (CO), Mesa (CO), Carbon, Emery, San Juan & Uintah.

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

  • Grand County     (The home county of Cisco)
    • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
      • Agate [Grand County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Cisco
    • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Grand County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Cisco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dewey:
      • Kingsferry
    • Westwater [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwater
      • Westwater [Grand County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Cisco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
      • Richardson [Grand County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Cisco
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Sego [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sego
      • Sego [Grand County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Cisco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sego have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Sego:
      • Ballard
      • Neslin
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
    • Castle Valley [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
      • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Cisco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley
    • Castleton [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleton
      • Castleton [Grand County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Cisco
    • Brendel [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brendel
      • Brendel [Grand County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Cisco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brendel
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
      • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Cisco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
    • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Grand County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Cisco
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mesa
      • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Cisco
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Wilson's Mesa. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Wilson's Mesa has also been known as:
      • Mesa
    • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
      • Basin [Grand County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the south of Cisco
  • Mesa County (CO)
    • Gateway [Mesa County]
    • Mack [Mesa County]
    • Glade Park [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glade Park
      • Glade Park [Mesa County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the east of Cisco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glade Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glade Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glade Park<5>
    • Loma [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loma
      • Loma [Mesa County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Cisco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loma<5>
    • Fruita [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruita
      • Fruita [Mesa County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the east of Cisco
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruita have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fruita<5>

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

Newspapers Published in Cisco ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Cisco.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Cisco, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Cisco.

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 Cisco:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from Utah

Cemeteries Near Cisco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Cisco.

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

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

Cisco itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Cisco [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Cisco was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cisco
    • Cisco [Grand County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Cisco
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cisco had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cisco<5>
  • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Agate was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
    • Agate [Grand County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Cisco
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Agate had railroad service and no post office
  • Cottonwood [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Grand County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Cisco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cottonwood had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Westwater [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Westwater was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwater
    • Westwater [Grand County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Cisco
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Westwater had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sagers [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sagers
    • Sagers [Grand County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Cisco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sagers had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sagers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sagers
  • Richardson [Grand County] - Historic
    • While Richardson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richardson
    • Richardson [Grand County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Cisco
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Richardson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Richardson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Utaline [Mesa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utaline
    • Utaline [Mesa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Cisco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Utaline had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utaline have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utaline
  • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson Springs
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Cisco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thompson Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Thompson Springs has also been known as:
    • Thompson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson Springs<5>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Cisco ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Cisco:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

1900 Map, unknown title/publisher - shows location of Cisco


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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Grand County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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 Cisco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cisco) 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 Cisco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cisco

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cisco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9703, Longitude: -109.3214    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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