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Our Genealogy Helper for Burns ...

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 Burns (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 Burns. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Burns is located in Laramie 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 Laramie County: Larimer (CO), Weld (CO), Banner (NE), Kimball (NE), Albany, Goshen & Platte.

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

  • Laramie County     (The home county of Burns)
    • Egbert [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egbert
      • Egbert [Laramie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egbert
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
    • Carpenter [Laramie County]
    • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluffs
      • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluffs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluffs<3>
    • Albin [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albin
      • Albin [Laramie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albin<3>
    • Ranchettes [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchettes
      • Ranchettes [Laramie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranchettes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchettes
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<3>
    • Meriden [Laramie County]
    • South Greeley [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Greeley
      • South Greeley [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Greeley
    • Speer [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speer
      • Speer [Laramie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speer
  • Goshen County
    • La Grange [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Goshen County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<3>
  • Weld County (CO)
    • Hereford [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hereford
      • Hereford [Weld County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hereford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hereford<3>
    • Grover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Weld County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<3>
    • Sligo [Weld County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sligo
      • Sligo [Weld County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Burns
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sligo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carr<3>
    • Keota [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keota
      • Keota [Weld County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Burns
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keota
    • Briggsdale [Weld County]
    • Nunn [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nunn
      • Nunn [Weld County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nunn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nunn<3>
  • Banner County (NE)
  • Kimball County (NE)
    • Bushnell [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
      • Bushnell [Kimball County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<3>
    • Kimball [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Kimball County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Burns ...

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 89 newspapers that have been published in the area around Burns.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Burns. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Burns and those printed in the larger area surrounding Burns.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Burns.

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 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 Burns:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from Nebraska
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Burns ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Burns.

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 Burns 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Burns had railroad service and no post office. In 2020, Burns had a population of 316 people.

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

  • Burns [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
    • Burns [Laramie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Burns
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burns had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<3>
  • Egbert [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egbert
    • Egbert [Laramie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Burns
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Egbert had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egbert
  • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Burns
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillsdale had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsdale<3>
  • Arcola [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
    • Arcola [Laramie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Burns
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arcola had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
  • Tracy [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracy
    • Tracy [Laramie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Burns
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tracy had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracy
  • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluffs
    • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Burns
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Bluffs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluffs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluffs<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Archer [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
      • Archer [Laramie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Burns
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Archer had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
    • Grover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Weld County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grover had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<3>
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Burns
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11,690 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cheyenne had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<3>
    • Bushnell [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
      • Bushnell [Kimball County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Burns
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bushnell had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<3>
    • Meriden [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Burns
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meriden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<3>
    • Sligo [Weld County] - Historic
      • While Sligo was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sligo
      • Sligo [Weld County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Burns
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sligo had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sligo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Burns ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Note for Burns:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916)

North American Railroad Atlas - Mountain Plains
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2000
(Available from Amazon.com)

Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Wyoming (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Burns in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Burns for more information.

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

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burns) 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 Burns. 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 BurnsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burns. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1928, Longitude: -104.3589    
<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>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 Burns, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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