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A visit to the Wyoming State Penitentiary 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 Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery. For information of that nature, we suggest the Find-A-Grave<1> website: The Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery (FAG ID #2174640)

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 Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery ...

The Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery is located in Rawlins.

Jump to Google Maps centered on the Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery

The cemetery is located in Carbon County<2>.

The county seat for Carbon County is located in Rawlins. Rawlins lies just to the south southeast of the Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery .

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery

Lat:   41.7953°   (41° 47' 43")

Lon:   -107.2408°   (-107° 14' 26")

Websites to help with your research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery:

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 7 communities are within 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> of the Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery.

  • Creston [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
    • Creston [Sweetwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the west of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
  • Ferris [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
    • Ferris [Carbon County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the north of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery
  • Rawlins [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins
    • Rawlins [Carbon County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the south of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,484 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlins<5>
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Riner [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riner
      • Riner [Sweetwater County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the west of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riner
    • Sinclair [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<5>
    • Walcott [Carbon 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 Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery. The following communities are located in Carbon County.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for The Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery.

  • Rawlins
    • Jump to our list of Local Newspapers for Rawlins.
    • Rawlins lies less than 2 miles<3> to the South Southeast (SSE) of the Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 5 cemeteries that are within 30 miles [48.3 km] of the Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Carbon County.

  • Cadwell Cemetery [Carbon County]
  • Ft. Halleck Cemetery [Carbon County]
  • Hanna Cemetery [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hanna Cemetery
    • The Hanna Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Hanna.More precisely, Hanna Cemetery lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2169728<1>
  • Overland Crossing Cemetery [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Overland Crossing Cemetery
    • Overland Crossing Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the southeast of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery.
    • Overland Crossing Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Pioneer Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland Crossing Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84097<1>
  • Saratoga Cemetery [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saratoga Cemetery
    • The Saratoga Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Saratoga.Stated another way, Saratoga Cemetery lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2144875<1>

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 Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wyoming

About Carbon 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 Carbon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7953, Longitude: -107.2408    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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