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Our Genealogy Helper for Border Junction ...

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 Border Junction (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 Border Junction. 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.

Name Variations for Border Junction ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Border Junction: Border Jct. (or less commonly used: Border Jctn.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Border Junction)
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
      • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<2>
    • Taylor [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Border Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Smoot [Lincoln County]
    • Fairview [Lincoln County]
    • Afton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
      • Afton [Lincoln County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<2>
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
    • Kemmerer [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemmerer
      • Kemmerer [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemmerer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemmerer<2>
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
      • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<2>
    • Auburn [Lincoln County]
    • Grover [Lincoln County]
  • Bear Lake County (ID)
    • Geneva [Bear Lake County]
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Wardboro [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardboro
      • Wardboro [Bear Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardboro
    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,529 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<2>
    • Bennington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Bear Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Border Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<2>
    • Paris [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<2>
    • Bern [Bear Lake County]
    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<2>
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
  • Franklin County (ID)
    • Thatcher [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thatcher
      • Thatcher [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thatcher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thatcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thatcher<2>
  • Rich County (UT)
    • Garden City [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Rich County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<2>
    • Pickelville [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickelville
      • Pickelville [Rich County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Border Junction
    • Garden [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden
      • Garden [Rich County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Border Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden
    • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek Junction
      • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Border Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laketown [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laketown
      • Laketown [Rich County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Border Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laketown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laketown<2>
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Border Junction
      • 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>

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

Newspapers Published in Border Junction ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Border Junction.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Border Junction:

  • 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 Utah
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Border Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Border Junction.

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 Border Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Raymond Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Raymond Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Raymond Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond Cemetery
  • Smith Fork Cemetery
  • Geneva Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Geneva Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Geneva Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Geneva Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Border Junction.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva Cemetery
  • Cokeville Cemetery
  • Dingle Cemetery
  • Montpelier City Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bennington Cemetery
    • St. Charles Cemetery
    • Ovid Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ovid Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ovid Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ovid Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ovid Cemetery
    • Lanark Cemetery
    • Liberty Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Liberty Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Liberty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Liberty Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Cemetery
    • Nancy Hill Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nancy Hill Grave
      • Nancy Hill Grave lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Border Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nancy Hill Grave
    • Estella Brown Gravesite
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Estella Brown Gravesite
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Estella Brown Gravesite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estella Brown Gravesite lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Border Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estella Brown Gravesite
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84025<4>
    • Nounan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nounan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nounan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nounan Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Border Junction.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nounan Cemetery
    • Garden City 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 Border Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Border Junction.

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

  • Border [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Border
    • Border [Bear Lake County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Border Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Border had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Border have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Border
  • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Border Junction
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cokeville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<2>
  • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dingle
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dingle had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dingle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dingle<2>
  • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Border Junction
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,174 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,529 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montpelier had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<2>
  • Ovid [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ovid
    • Ovid [Bear Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ovid had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ovid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ovid
  • Paris [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 893 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Paris had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bloomington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<2>
    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 122 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Charles had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<2>
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Haven
      • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Border Junction
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fish Haven had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fish Haven<2>
    • Liberty [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Bear Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Border Junction
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Border Junction
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 212 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Georgetown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
    • Garden City [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Rich County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Border Junction
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Garden City had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<2>
    • Novene [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novene
      • Novene [Bear Lake County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Border Junction
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Novene had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novene have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Novene

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Border Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Border Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2133, Longitude: -111.0424       In this case, the coordinates for Border Junction 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>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 Border Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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