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Our Genealogy Helper for Clay Spur ...

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 Clay Spur (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 Clay Spur. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Clay Spur is located in Weston 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 Weston County: Custer (SD), Lawrence (SD), Pennington (SD), Campbell, Converse, Crook & Niobrara.

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

  • Weston County     (The home county of Clay Spur)
    • Osage [Weston County]
    • Upton [Weston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upton
      • Upton [Weston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Clay Spur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,032 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upton<2>
    • Cambria [Weston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambria
      • Cambria [Weston County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Clay Spur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Horton [Weston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horton
      • Horton [Weston County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Four Corners [Weston County]
    • Newcastle [Weston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
      • Newcastle [Weston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Clay Spur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,314 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<2>
    • Hill View Heights [Weston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill View Heights
      • Hill View Heights [Weston County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Clay Spur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill View Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill View Heights
    • Spencer [Weston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
      • Spencer [Weston County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Clay Spur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Campbell County
  • Crook County
    • Linden [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Crook County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Clay Spur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
    • Moskee [Crook County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moskee
      • Moskee [Crook County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moskee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sundance [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance
      • Sundance [Crook County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Clay Spur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sundance<2>
    • Moorcroft [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorcroft
      • Moorcroft [Crook County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Clay Spur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,084 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorcroft<2>
    • Pine Haven [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Haven
      • Pine Haven [Crook County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Clay Spur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Haven<2>
    • Carlile [Crook County]
    • Devils Tower [Crook County]
    • Beulah [Crook County]
  • Lawrence County (SD)
    • Tinton [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tinton
      • Tinton [Lawrence County] was located 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 477 people
    • Savoy [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savoy
      • Savoy [Lawrence County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 71 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savoy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savoy<2>
    • Dumont [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumont
      • Dumont [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 45 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumont
    • Gregory [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Lawrence County] was located 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,264 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Preston [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston
      • Preston [Lawrence County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston
    • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragged Top
      • Ragged Top [Lawrence County] was located 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 73 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragged Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Trojan [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trojan
      • Trojan [Lawrence County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trojan
    • Englewood [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [Lawrence County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 25 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
  • Pennington County (SD)
    • Myersville [Pennington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myersville
      • Myersville [Pennington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Clay Spur
      • Estimated population in 2014: 10 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myersville
    • Rochford [Pennington County]

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

Newspapers Published in Clay Spur ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Clay Spur.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Clay Spur, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Clay Spur.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Clay Spur:

  • 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 South Dakota
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Clay Spur ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Clay Spur.

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 Clay Spur 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.<5>

While we didn't find Clay Spur in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Clay Spur.

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

  • Jerome [Weston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
    • Jerome [Weston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Clay Spur
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jerome had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
  • Pedro [Weston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pedro
    • Pedro [Weston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Clay Spur
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pedro had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pedro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pedro
  • Cambria [Weston County] - Historic
    • While Cambria was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambria
    • Cambria [Weston County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Clay Spur
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 329 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cambria had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Thornton [Weston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
    • Thornton [Weston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Clay Spur
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thornton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thornton
  • Newcastle [Weston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcastle
    • Newcastle [Weston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Clay Spur
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,715 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,314 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Newcastle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newcastle<2>
  • Linden [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
    • Linden [Crook County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Clay Spur
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Linden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
  • Spencer [Weston County] - Historic
    • While Spencer was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Weston County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Clay Spur
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Spencer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Sundance [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundance
    • Sundance [Crook County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Clay Spur
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 515 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,296 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sundance had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sundance
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sundance<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Moorcroft [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorcroft
      • Moorcroft [Crook County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Clay Spur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,084 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moorcroft had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorcroft<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Weston County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clay Spur. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clay Spur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clay Spur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clay SpurOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clay Spur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0211, Longitude: -104.4754    
<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 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.
<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>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 Clay Spur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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