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Our Genealogy Helper for Alpine Northwest ...

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 Alpine Northwest (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 Alpine Northwest. 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 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 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.

Alpine Northwest is located in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County: Bear Lake (ID), Bonneville (ID), Caribou (ID), Rich (UT), Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton & Uinta.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Alpine Northwest)
    • Alpine Northeast [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Northeast
      • Alpine Northeast [Lincoln County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Alpine Northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Northeast
    • Alpine [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Lincoln County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<2>
    • Etna [Lincoln County]
    • Freedom [Lincoln County]
    • Star Valley Ranch [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Valley Ranch
      • Star Valley Ranch [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Valley Ranch
    • Thayne [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thayne
      • Thayne [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thayne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thayne<2>
    • Bedford [Lincoln County]
    • Turnerville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Alpine Northwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Auburn [Lincoln County]
    • Grover [Lincoln County]
    • Afton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
      • Afton [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<2>
    • Fairview [Lincoln County]
    • Smoot [Lincoln County]
  • Sublette County
  • Teton County
    • Hoback [Teton County]
    • Rafter J Ranch [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rafter J Ranch
      • Rafter J Ranch [Teton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpine Northwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rafter J Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rafter J Ranch
    • South Park [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Park
      • South Park [Teton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpine Northwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Park
    • Wilson [Teton County]
    • Jackson [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Teton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Moose Wilson Road [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moose Wilson Road
      • Moose Wilson Road [Teton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Alpine Northwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moose Wilson Road have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moose Wilson Road
    • Teton Village [Teton County]
    • Kelly [Teton County]
    • Moose [Teton County]
    • Alta [Teton County]
  • Bonneville County (ID)
    • Caribou City [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou City
      • Caribou City [Bonneville County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alpine Northwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou City
    • Palisades [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisades
      • Palisades [Bonneville County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alpine Northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
    • Keenan City [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keenan City
      • Keenan City [Bonneville County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Alpine Northwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keenan City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keenan City
    • Irwin [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Bonneville County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irwin<2>
    • Swan Valley [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Valley
      • Swan Valley [Bonneville County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swan Valley<2>
  • Caribou County (ID)
    • Freedom [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Caribou County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Alpine Northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Wayan [Caribou County]
  • Teton County (ID)
    • The String [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The String
      • The String [Teton County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Alpine Northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The String
    • Victor [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Teton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,563 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Victor<2>
    • Driggs [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driggs
      • Driggs [Teton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Alpine Northwest
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,836 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driggs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driggs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driggs<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Alpine Northwest ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpine Northwest.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alpine Northwest, there are papers which were published within 32 miles [51.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alpine Northwest.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Alpine Northwest:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Alpine Northwest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alpine Northwest.

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

  • Amesville Cemetery
  • Etna Alpine Cemetery
  • Freedom Cemetery
  • Thayne Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thayne Community Cemetery
    • Thayne Community Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Alpine Northwest.
    • Thayne Community Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Community Cemetery
    • Thayne Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thayne Community Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84119<4>
  • Bedford Cemetery
  • South Park Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lanes Grave Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lanes Grave Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lanes Grave Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lanes Grave Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Alpine Northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lanes Grave Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #80536<4>
    • Swan Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Swan Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Swan Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Swan Valley Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alpine Northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Valley Cemetery
    • Elliott Cemetery
    • Aspen Hill Cemetery
    • Auburn Cemetery
    • Grover Cemetery
    • Victor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Victor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Victor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Victor Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Alpine Northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victor 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.<5>

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

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

  • Freedom [Caribou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Caribou County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Alpine Northwest
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Freedom had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • Freedom [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Alpine Northwest
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freedom had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freedom<2>

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

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About Lincoln County

About Wyoming

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alpine Northwest) 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 Alpine Northwest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alpine Northwest
<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 Alpine Northwest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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