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Our Genealogy Helper for Carbon ...

So far, we have found very little information about Carbon. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Carbon to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Carbon, please Contact Us.


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 Carbon (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 Carbon. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Carbon is historic, it would have been located within present day Carbon 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 Carbon County: Jackson (CO), Moffat (CO), Routt (CO), Albany, Converse, Fremont, Natrona & Sweetwater.

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Carbon)
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
    • Hanna [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Carbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<3>
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
      • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Carbon
    • Saratoga [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Carbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<3>
    • Sinclair [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Carbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<3>
  • Albany County
    • Rock River [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
      • Rock River [Albany County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Carbon
      • 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>
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Carbon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Centennial [Albany County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Carbon ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carbon.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Carbon. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Carbon and those printed in the larger area surrounding Carbon.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Carbon.

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 Carbon:

  • 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 Carbon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carbon.

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 Carbon 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.

Carbon itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 1,140 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Carbon [Carbon County] - Historic
    • While Carbon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Carbon County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Carbon
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,140 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carbon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Como [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
    • Como [Carbon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Carbon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Como had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
  • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Carbon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Medicine Bow had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<3>
  • Hanna [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
    • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Carbon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanna had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<3>
  • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Carbon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elk Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<3>
  • Dana [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Carbon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dana had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Continue List ...
    • Wilcox [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilcox
      • Wilcox [Albany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Carbon
      • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilcox
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walcott
      • Walcott [Carbon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Carbon
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walcott had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walcott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walcott<3>
    • Harper [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Albany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Carbon
      • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Carbon
      • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
      • While Fort Steele was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
      • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Carbon
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Steele had railroad service and no post office

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Carbon ...

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

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.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Carbon:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924)

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Carbon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Carbon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8486, Longitude: -106.3770       In this case, the coordinates for Carbon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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