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Our Genealogy Helper for Beartown ...

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 Beartown (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 Beartown. 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 southeast 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 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.

Beartown is located in Uinta 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 Uinta County: Rich (UT), Summit (UT), Lincoln & Sweetwater.

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

  • Uinta County     (The home county of Beartown)
    • Evanston [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
      • Evanston [Uinta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<2>
    • Piedmont [Uinta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Uinta County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Beartown
    • Almy [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almy
      • Almy [Uinta County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Beartown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy
    • Bear River [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear River
      • Bear River [Uinta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
    • Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Beartown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Robertson [Uinta County]
    • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
    • Mountain View [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Uinta County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<2>
    • Carter [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Uinta County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Beartown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Lyman [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Uinta County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<2>
    • Lonetree [Uinta County]
  • Rich County (UT)
    • Woodruff [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<2>
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<2>
  • Summit County (UT)
    • Wahsatch [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahsatch
      • Wahsatch [Summit County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Beartown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahsatch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Black's Fork [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black's Fork
      • Black's Fork [Summit County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Beartown
      • Black's Fork has also been known as:
      • Blacks Fork Commissary
    • Castle Rock [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
      • Castle Rock [Summit County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Beartown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mill City [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill City
      • Mill City [Summit County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Beartown
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Mill City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Emory [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
      • Emory [Summit County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Beartown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory
    • Grass Creek [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grass Creek
      • Grass Creek [Summit County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Beartown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grass Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Coalville [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Summit County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coalville<2>
    • Echo [Summit County]
    • Henefer [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henefer
      • Henefer [Summit County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henefer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henefer<2>
    • Wanship [Summit County]
    • Oakley [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Summit County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakley<2>
    • Peoa [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peoa
      • Peoa [Summit County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Beartown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peoa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peoa<2>
    • Rockport [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Summit County] was located 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Beartown
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Rockport. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Former names for Rockport:
      • Crandall
      • Enoch City
      • Rock Fort

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

Newspapers Published in Beartown ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Beartown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Beartown, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Beartown.

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 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 Beartown:

  • 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 Utah
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Beartown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Beartown.

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 Beartown 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>

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

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

  • Hilliard [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilliard
    • Hilliard [Uinta County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Beartown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hilliard had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilliard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilliard
  • Aspen [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen
    • Aspen [Uinta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Beartown
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aspen had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen
  • Evanston [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston [Uinta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Beartown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,995 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,570 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Evanston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<2>
  • Wahsatch [Summit County] - Historic
    • While Wahsatch was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahsatch
    • Wahsatch [Summit County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Beartown
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wahsatch had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahsatch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Almy [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almy
    • Almy [Uinta County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Beartown
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Almy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy
  • Castle Rock [Summit County] - Historic
    • While Castle Rock was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
    • Castle Rock [Summit County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Beartown
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Castle Rock had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Beartown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bridger had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Emory [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
      • Emory [Summit County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Beartown
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emory had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory
    • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bridger
      • Fort Bridger [Uinta County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Beartown
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 295 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Bridger had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Bridger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Bridger<2>
    • Mountain View [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Uinta County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Beartown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mountain View had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Uinta County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Uinta County: www.uintacounty.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Beartown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Beartown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1566, Longitude: -110.8480       In this case, the coordinates for Beartown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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.
<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 Beartown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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