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Our Genealogy Helper for Calpet ...

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 Calpet (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 Calpet. 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 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.

Calpet is located in Sublette 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 Sublette County: Fremont, Lincoln, Sweetwater & Teton.

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

  • Sublette County     (The home county of Calpet)
    • Big Piney [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Piney
      • Big Piney [Sublette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Calpet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Piney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Piney<2>
    • Marbleton [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marbleton
      • Marbleton [Sublette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Calpet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marbleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marbleton<2>
  • Lincoln County
    • La Barge [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Barge
      • La Barge [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Calpet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Barge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Barge<2>
    • Fontenelle [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontenelle
      • Fontenelle [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Calpet
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontenelle
    • Opal [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Calpet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<2>
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
    • Kemmerer [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemmerer
      • Kemmerer [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Calpet
      • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Calpet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<2>
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
      • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Calpet
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<2>
    • Smoot [Lincoln County]
  • Bear Lake County (ID)

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

Newspapers Published in Calpet ...

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 8 newspapers that have been published in the area around Calpet.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Calpet, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Calpet.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Calpet:

  • 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 Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Calpet ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Calpet.

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

  • Viola - LaBarge Cemetery
  • Holden Cemetery
  • Plainview Cemetery
  • Whitman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whitman Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Calpet.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitman Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84129<3>
  • Elizabeth Paul Gravesite
  • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estella Brown Gravesite lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Calpet.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estella Brown Gravesite
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84025<3>

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 Calpet in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Calpet.

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

  • La Barge [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Barge
    • La Barge [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Calpet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, La Barge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Barge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Barge<2>
  • Big Piney [Sublette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Piney
    • Big Piney [Sublette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Calpet
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Big Piney had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Piney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Piney<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Calpet ...

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

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

Shell Oil Road Map for Wyoming (1956)

Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Sublette County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Calpet) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Calpet. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CalpetOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calpet. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2838, Longitude: -110.2591       In this case, the coordinates for Calpet 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 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.
<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>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 Calpet, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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