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Our Genealogy Helper for Blue Hill ...

So far, we have found very little information about Blue Hill. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Blue Hill to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Blue Hill, please Contact Us.


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 Blue Hill (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 Blue Hill. 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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Blue Hill is historic, it would have been located within present day Natrona 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 Natrona County: Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Johnson & Washakie.

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

  • Natrona County     (The home county of Blue Hill)
    • Midwest [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midwest
      • Midwest [Natrona County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Blue Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midwest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midwest<3>
    • Edgerton [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Natrona County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Blue Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgerton<3>
    • Antelope Hills [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Hills
      • Antelope Hills [Natrona County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Hills
    • Powder River [Natrona County]
    • Homa Hills [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homa Hills
      • Homa Hills [Natrona County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homa Hills
    • Bar Nunn [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Nunn
      • Bar Nunn [Natrona County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,870 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bar Nunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bar Nunn<3>
    • Casper [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper
      • Casper [Natrona County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,498 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casper<3>
    • Mills [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills
      • Mills [Natrona County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills<3>
    • Evansville [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
      • Evansville [Natrona County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Blue Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,004 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansville<3>
    • Brookhurst [Natrona County]
  • Johnson County
    • Hole in the Wall [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hole in the Wall
      • Hole in the Wall [Johnson County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Blue Hill
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hole in the Wall. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Kaycee [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaycee
      • Kaycee [Johnson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Blue Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaycee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaycee<3>
    • Linch [Johnson County]

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

Newspapers Published in Blue Hill ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Blue Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Blue Hill, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Blue Hill.

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 Blue Hill:

  • 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 Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Blue Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Blue Hill.

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 Blue Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wyoming

About Natrona County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Natrona County: www.natrona.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Blue Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Blue Hill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.3041, Longitude: -106.6728       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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