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Washakie, Utah

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The location of Washakie

Our Genealogy Helper for Washakie ...

Although we found mention of Washakie during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Washakie was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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 Washakie (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 Washakie. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Washakie is located in Box Elder County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Box Elder County: Cassia (ID), Oneida (ID), Elko (NV), Cache, Tooele & Weber.

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

Box Elder     (The home county for Washakie)
  Portage   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Plymouth   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fielding   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Riverside   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wheelon   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Beaverdam   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Blue Creek   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Garland   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bothwell   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Howell   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crossroads   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clarkston   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Newton   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Morton   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Utida   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cache Junction   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cache   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cornish   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Trenton   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ballard Junction   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Amalga   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Peter   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Benson   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Bannock (ID)
  Swanlake (ID)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Downey (ID)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Franklin (ID)
  Weston (ID)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dayton (ID)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clifton (ID)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Preston (ID)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Franklin (ID)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oxford (ID)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Thatcher (ID)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Oneida (ID)
  Cherry Creek (ID)   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Malad City (ID)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Stone (ID)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Holbrook (ID)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Power (ID)
  Arbon (ID)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Washakie ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Washakie.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Washakie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Early Plymouth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Portage Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Plymouth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE James Barnet Cole Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Fielding City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Clarkston City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSE Riverside Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  ESE Newton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Cornish Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  S Garland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE East Garland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Beaver Dam Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Trenton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Washakie ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Washakie.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Washakie, there are papers which were published within 50 miles [80.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Washakie.

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Washakie had a population of 29 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Portage   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washakie
 - 1895 population of 44 people (with 262 people in 2017)
 - Portage had a post office and no railroad service
Plymouth   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Washakie
 - Plymouth had a post office and no railroad service
Clarkston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Washakie
 - 1895 population of 108 people (with 731 people in 2017)
 - Clarkston had a post office and no railroad service
Cherry Creek (ID)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Washakie
 - Cherry Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Newton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Washakie
 - 1895 population of 164 people (with 811 people in 2017)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Blue Creek   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Washakie
 - Blue Creek had railroad service and no post office
Collinston   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Washakie
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Collinston had a post office and railroad service
Cache Junction   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Washakie
 - Cache Junction had a post office and railroad service
Samaria (ID)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Washakie
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Samaria had a post office and no railroad service
Trenton   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) from Washakie
 - Trenton had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Washakie. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Washakie in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Utah:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Utah to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Box Elder County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cache County:     Cyndi's



Bannock County (ID):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (ID):     Cyndi's



Oneida County (ID):     Cyndi's



Power County (ID):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Utah:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Utah,
Cemeteries of Box Elder County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Utah   Cemetery Wiki for Utah
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Utah, for Box Elder County

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.

Disaster Stories from Utah
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Washakie ...

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

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 Washakie:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Box Elder County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Box Elder County:

The official website for State of Utah:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Washakie and then turned west". While Washakie could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Washakie as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Washakie could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Utah community named Washakie.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washakie) 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 Washakie. 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 Washakie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washakie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9441, Longitude: -112.2172     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washakie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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<4>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 Washakie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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