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Baggs, Wyoming

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Our Genealogy Helper for Baggs ...

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 Baggs (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 Baggs. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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.

Baggs is located in Carbon 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 Carbon County: Jackson (CO), Moffat (CO), Routt (CO), Albany, Converse, Fremont, Natrona & Sweetwater.

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Baggs)
    • Dixon [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
      • Dixon [Carbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Baggs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<2>
    • Savery [Carbon County]
  • Moffat County (CO)
    • Slater [Moffat County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slater
      • Slater [Moffat County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Baggs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slater<2>
    • Craig [Moffat County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craig
      • Craig [Moffat County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Baggs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,953 people
      • Former names for Craig:
      • Rosedale
      • Yampa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craig<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Baggs ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Baggs.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Baggs. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Baggs and those printed in the larger area surrounding Baggs.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 30 miles [48.3 km] of Baggs.

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 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 Baggs:

  • 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 Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Baggs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baggs.

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 Baggs 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Baggs had a population of 26 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Baggs had a population of 415 people.

  • Baggs [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baggs
    • Baggs [Carbon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Baggs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Baggs had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baggs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baggs<2>
  • Dixon [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
    • Dixon [Carbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Baggs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dixon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Baggs ...

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

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 Baggs:
Services available in 1895: had a Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924)

Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baggs) 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 Baggs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BaggsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baggs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0361, Longitude: -107.6579    
<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:
<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 Baggs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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