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Our Genealogy Helper for Archer ...

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 Archer (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 Archer. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Archer 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 Archer. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Archer:

  • Laramie County     (The home county of Archer)
    • Ranchettes [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchettes
      • Ranchettes [Laramie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Archer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranchettes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchettes
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<3>
    • South Greeley [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Greeley
      • South Greeley [Laramie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Archer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Greeley
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
    • Speer [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speer
      • Speer [Laramie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Archer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speer
    • Burns [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
      • Burns [Laramie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<3>
    • Carpenter [Laramie County]
    • Egbert [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egbert
      • Egbert [Laramie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Archer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egbert
    • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluffs
      • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Archer
      • 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<3>
    • Meriden [Laramie County]
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
    • Albin [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albin
      • Albin [Laramie County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albin<3>
  • Albany County
  • Larimer County (CO)
    • Bulger [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulger
      • Bulger [Larimer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Archer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulger
    • Wellington [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Larimer County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellington<3>
    • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Virginia Dale [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Dale
      • Virginia Dale [Larimer County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Archer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Dale<3>
  • Weld County (CO)
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Archer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carr<3>
    • Hereford [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hereford
      • Hereford [Weld County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Archer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hereford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hereford<3>
    • Grover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Weld County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<3>
    • Nunn [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunn
      • Nunn [Weld County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nunn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nunn<3>
    • Pierce [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Weld County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 938 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierce<3>
    • Ault [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ault
      • Ault [Weld County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ault
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ault<3>
    • Briggsdale [Weld County]
  • Kimball County (NE)
    • Bushnell [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
      • Bushnell [Kimball County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Archer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Archer ...

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 103 newspapers that have been published in the area around Archer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Archer, 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 Archer.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Archer:

  • 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 Archer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Archer.

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 Archer 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Archer had a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Archer [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
    • Archer [Laramie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Archer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Archer had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
  • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Archer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11,690 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cheyenne had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<3>
  • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Archer
    • 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<3>
  • Arcola [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
    • Arcola [Laramie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Archer
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
  • Burns [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
    • Burns [Laramie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Archer
    • 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<3>
  • Borie [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borie
    • Borie [Laramie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Archer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Borie had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borie
  • Continue List ...
    • Silver Crown [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Crown
      • Silver Crown [Laramie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Archer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver Crown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Crown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Crown
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Archer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carr had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carr<3>
    • Egbert [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egbert
      • Egbert [Laramie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Archer
      • 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.<2> 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Archer
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracy
    • Islay [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islay
      • Islay [Laramie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Archer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Islay had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islay
    • Hecla [Laramie County] - Historic
      • While Hecla was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hecla
      • Hecla [Laramie County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Archer
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hecla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hecla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
      • Dover [Weld County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Archer
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dover had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Archer ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Archer:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916)

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

Railroad Mentions for Archer:

Our notes show that we found a railroad map (origin and date unknown) that showed the location of Archer. We'll be adding more detail later.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Archer. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Archer) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Archer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1578, Longitude: -104.6661       In this case, the coordinates for Archer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<6>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 Archer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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