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A visit to the Shell Cemetery ...

Introduction ...

Since our focus is on geography, we don't have burial or interment information. Nor do we have any contact information for the Shell Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Shell Cemetery (FAG ID #84116)

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. Without specifying the cemeteries involved, we found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

The Location of the Shell Cemetery ...

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Shell Cemetery

The Shell Cemetery is located in Big Horn County<2>.

The county seat for Big Horn County is located in Basin. Basin lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of the Shell Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Shell Cemetery

Lat:   44.5381°   (44° 32' 17")

Lon:   -107.7914°   (-107° 47' 29")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 websites are open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the Shell Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 11 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> of the Shell Cemetery.

  • Basin [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Big Horn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Shell Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<4>
  • Burgess Junction [Sheridan County]
  • Emblem [Big Horn County]
  • Flitners Corner [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flitners Corner
    • Flitners Corner [Big Horn County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Shell Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flitners Corner
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Greybull [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greybull
      • Greybull [Big Horn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Shell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greybull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greybull<4>
    • Hyattville [Big Horn County]
    • Kane [Big Horn County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kane
      • Kane [Big Horn County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Shell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kane have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Manderson [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manderson
      • Manderson [Big Horn County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the southwest of Shell Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manderson<4>
    • Otto [Big Horn County]
    • Otto [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Laramie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the west of Shell Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto
    • Shell [Big Horn County]

For the full list of neighboring communities with details, please visit our extended List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the Shell Cemetery. The following communities are located in Big Horn County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Shell Cemetery.

  • Basin
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Basin.
    • Basin lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the Southwest (SW) of the Shell Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
  • Greybull

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 7 cemeteries that are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the Shell Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Big Horn County.

  • Basin Pioneer Cemetery [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Basin Pioneer Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Basin Pioneer Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Basin Pioneer Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Shell Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin Pioneer Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2386419<1>
  • Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery [Big Horn County]
  • Greybull Cemetery [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greybull Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greybull Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greybull Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Shell Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greybull Cemetery
  • Mt. View Cemetery [Big Horn County]
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually from newspapers, old books and maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we find it.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that we found useful for the Shell Cemetery:

  • Referenced GNIS Record ...
  • GNIS ID #1602869  (Shell Cemetery)
    • Jump to GNIS Record #1602869
    • Class: cemetery         Map Name: Shell
    • County: Big Horn         Elev: 1282
    • Location of GNIS #1602869 (Shell Cemetery)
    • Lat: 44.5380157           Lon: -107.7914799
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on GNIS #1602869
  • Referenced Find-A-Grave Entry:  #84116

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Big Horn County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Big Horn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Shell Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5381, Longitude: -107.7914    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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