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Our Genealogy Helper for Buffalo Ford ...

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 Buffalo Ford (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 Buffalo Ford. 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 Buffalo Ford ...

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 Buffalo Ford: Buffalo Frd.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

Buffalo Ford is located in Park 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 Park County: Carbon (MT), Gallatin (MT), Park (MT), Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Teton & Washakie.

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

  • Park County     (The home county of Buffalo Ford)
    • Canyon Village [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon Village
      • Canyon Village [Park County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Buffalo Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canyon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon Village
    • Mammoth [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
      • Mammoth [Park County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Buffalo Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
  • Teton County
    • Lake [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Teton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Buffalo Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
  • Gallatin County (MT)
    • West Yellowstone [Gallatin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Yellowstone
      • West Yellowstone [Gallatin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Buffalo Ford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Yellowstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Yellowstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Yellowstone<3>
  • Park County (MT)
    • Jardine [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jardine
      • Jardine [Park County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jardine
    • Gardiner [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
      • Gardiner [Park County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardiner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner<3>
    • Silver Gate [Park County]
    • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City-Silver Gate
      • Cooke City-Silver Gate [Park County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Buffalo Ford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City-Silver Gate
    • Cooke City [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
      • Cooke City [Park County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Buffalo Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<3>
    • White City [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Park County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Pray [Park County]
    • Emigrant [Park County]

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

Newspapers Published in Buffalo Ford ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around Buffalo Ford.

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

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 Buffalo Ford:

  • 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 Montana
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Buffalo Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Buffalo Ford.

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 Buffalo Ford covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Jardine Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jardine Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jardine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jardine Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jardine Cemetery
  • Ft. Yellowstone Army Cemetery
  • Mammoth Civilian Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mammoth Civilian Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Mammoth Civilian Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Mammoth Civilian Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Buffalo Ford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth Civilian Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2462986<4>
  • Gardiner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gardiner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gardiner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gardiner Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner Cemetery
  • Horr Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Horr Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Horr Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Horr Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horr Cemetery
  • Cooke City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooke City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooke City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cooke City Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Buffalo Ford.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Aldridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Aldridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Aldridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Aldridge Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aldridge 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.<6>

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

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

  • Gardiner [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
    • Gardiner [Park County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 132 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gardiner had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardiner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardiner<3>
  • Cooke City [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
    • Cooke City [Park County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Buffalo Ford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cooke City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooke City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooke City<3>
  • Sphinx [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sphinx
    • Sphinx [Park County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Buffalo Ford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sphinx had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sphinx have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sphinx

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Park County: www.parkcounty.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buffalo Ford) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Ford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9249, Longitude: -110.3780       In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo Ford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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>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 Buffalo Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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