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Our Genealogy Helper for Bosler ...

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 Bosler (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 Bosler. 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.

Bosler is located in Albany 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 Albany County: Jackson (CO), Larimer (CO), Carbon, Converse, Laramie & Platte.

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

  • Albany County     (The home county of Bosler)
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bosler
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming
    • Lookout [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
      • Lookout [Albany County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock River [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
      • Rock River [Albany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock River<3>
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Bosler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<3>
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Bosler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • The Buttes [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
      • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Bosler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Buttes
    • Harmony [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Bosler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Centennial [Albany County]
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • Buford [Albany County]
    • Jelm [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jelm
      • Jelm [Albany County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bosler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jelm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jelm<3>
  • Carbon County
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<3>
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
  • Laramie County

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

Newspapers Published in Bosler ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bosler.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bosler, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bosler.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Bosler:

  • 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 Bosler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bosler.

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 Bosler 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>

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

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

  • Cooper Lake [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper Lake
    • Cooper Lake [Albany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cooper Lake had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper Lake
  • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
    • While Wyoming Station was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bosler
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wyoming Station had a post office and railroad service
    • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
    • Wyoming
  • Lookout [Albany County] - Historic
    • While Lookout was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
    • Lookout [Albany County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lookout had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Howell [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howell
    • Howell [Albany County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Bosler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howell had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell
  • Harper [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
    • Harper [Albany County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harper had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
  • Laramie [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
    • Laramie [Albany County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Bosler
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,388 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Laramie had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
      • While Rock Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 80 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rock Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wilcox [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilcox
      • Wilcox [Albany County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bosler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilcox had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilcox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilcox
    • Hatton [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
      • Hatton [Albany County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Bosler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton
    • Altus [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Laramie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Bosler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Altus had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • While Red Buttes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Bosler
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Buttes had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek
      • Horse Creek [Laramie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Bosler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Horse Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horse Creek<3>
    • Centennial [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
      • Centennial [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bosler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Centennial had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bosler ...

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

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

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916)

Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Railroad Mentions for Bosler:

A scheduled stop for the Gold Coast Limited: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct Gold Coast Limited (train schedule from 1951). The Gold Coast Limited travelled between Chicago (IL) and San Francisco (CA)

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Albany County: www.co.albany.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bosler) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bosler. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoslerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bosler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5743, Longitude: -105.6942    
<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>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 Bosler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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