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Our Genealogy Helper for Albin ...

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 Albin (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 Albin. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Albin is located in Laramie County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Laramie County: Larimer (CO), Weld (CO), Banner (NE), Kimball (NE), Albany, Goshen & Platte.

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

  • Laramie County     (The home county of Albin)
    • Meriden [Laramie County]
    • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluffs
      • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluffs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluffs<2>
    • Egbert [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egbert
      • Egbert [Laramie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Albin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egbert
    • Burns [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
      • Burns [Laramie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<2>
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
    • Carpenter [Laramie County]
  • Goshen County
  • Weld County (CO)
    • Hereford [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hereford
      • Hereford [Weld County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Albin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hereford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hereford<2>
    • Grover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Weld County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<2>
  • Banner County (NE)
  • Furnas County (NE)
    • Henry [Furnas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Furnas County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<2>
  • Kimball County (NE)
    • Bushnell [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
      • Bushnell [Kimball County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<2>
    • Kimball [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Kimball County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
    • Dix [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dix
      • Dix [Kimball County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dix
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dix<2>
  • Scotts Bluff County (NE)
    • Lyman [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Scotts Bluff County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<2>
    • Gering [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gering
      • Gering [Scotts Bluff County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gering have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gering
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gering<2>
    • Terrytown [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrytown
      • Terrytown [Scotts Bluff County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrytown
    • Morrill [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrill
      • Morrill [Scotts Bluff County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrill<2>
    • Scottsbluff [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsbluff
      • Scottsbluff [Scotts Bluff County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsbluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsbluff<2>
    • Mitchell [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Scotts Bluff County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<2>
    • Melbeta [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbeta
      • Melbeta [Scotts Bluff County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melbeta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbeta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melbeta<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Albin ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Albin.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Albin. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Albin and those printed in the larger area surrounding Albin.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Albin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Nebraska
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Albin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Albin.

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 Albin 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.<5>

While we didn't find Albin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Albin.

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

  • Meriden [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
    • Meriden [Laramie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Albin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meriden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<2>
  • La Grange [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
    • La Grange [Goshen County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Albin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, La Grange had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<2>
  • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluffs
    • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Albin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Bluffs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluffs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluffs<2>
  • Bushnell [Kimball County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
    • Bushnell [Kimball County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Albin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bushnell had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<2>
  • Egbert [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egbert
    • Egbert [Laramie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Albin
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Egbert had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egbert
  • Tracy [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracy
    • Tracy [Laramie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Albin
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tracy had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracy
  • Continue List ...
    • Burns [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
      • Burns [Laramie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Albin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burns had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<2>
    • Harrisburg [Banner County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Banner County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Albin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harrisburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<2>
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Albin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillsdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsdale<2>
    • Kimball [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Kimball County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Albin
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 193 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kimball had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
    • Arcola [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Laramie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Albin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arcola had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Owasco [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owasco
      • Owasco [Kimball County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Albin
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Owasco had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owasco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owasco

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Albin ...

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

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

Shell Oil Road Map for Wyoming (1956)

Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Albin in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Albin for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Laramie County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Albin) 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 Albin. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlbinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Albin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4185, Longitude: -104.1008    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Albin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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