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Our Genealogy Helper for Canyon Village ...

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 Canyon Village (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 Canyon Village. 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 Canyon Village ...

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 Canyon Village: Canyon Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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 doctors and 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.

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

  • Park County     (The home county of Canyon Village)
    • Mammoth [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mammoth
      • Mammoth [Park County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Canyon Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mammoth
  • Teton County
    • Lake [Teton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Teton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Canyon Village
      • 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 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Canyon Village
      • 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)
    • Gardiner [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
      • Gardiner [Park County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Canyon Village
      • 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>
    • Jardine [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jardine
      • Jardine [Park County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Canyon Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jardine
    • Silver Gate [Park County]
    • Cooke City [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooke City
      • Cooke City [Park County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Canyon Village
      • 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>

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

Newspapers Published in Canyon Village ...

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 Canyon Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Canyon Village, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Canyon Village.

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 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 Canyon Village:

  • 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 Canyon Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Canyon Village.

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

  • Ft. Yellowstone Army Cemetery
  • Mattie Culver Gravesite
  • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Canyon Village.
    • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Canyon Village.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardiner Cemetery
  • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Canyon Village.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jardine 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Canyon Village.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horr 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Canyon Village.
      • 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 Canyon Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Canyon Village.

  • Gardiner [Park County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardiner
    • Gardiner [Park County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Canyon Village
    • 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>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Park County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Canyon Village. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Canyon Village) 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 Canyon Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canyon VillageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canyon Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7338, Longitude: -110.4899       In this case, the coordinates for Canyon Village 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 Canyon Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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