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Collins Place, Wyoming

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Our Genealogy Helper for Collins Place ...

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 Collins Place (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 Collins Place. 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 Collins Place ...

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.

  • A typical abbreviation for Collins Place: Collins Pl. (or less commonly used: Collins Plc.)
  • While the name of this community is Collins Place, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Collins Place may originally have been Collin's Place.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Collins Place might be written as Collin Place.

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 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.

Collins Place is located in Fremont 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 Fremont County: Carbon, Hot Springs, Natrona, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton & Washakie.

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

  • Fremont County     (The home county of Collins Place)
    • Crowheart [Fremont County]
    • Dubois [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubois
      • Dubois [Fremont County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Collins Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubois
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubois<3>
    • Pavillion [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pavillion
      • Pavillion [Fremont County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Collins Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pavillion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pavillion<3>
    • Kinnear [Fremont County]
    • Fort Washakie [Fremont County]
    • Ethete [Fremont County]
  • Hot Springs County
    • Hamilton Dome [Hot Springs County]
  • Park County
    • Kirwin [Park County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirwin
      • Kirwin [Park County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Collins Place

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

Newspapers Published in Collins Place ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Collins Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Collins Place, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Collins Place.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Collins Place:

  • 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 Collins Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Collins Place.

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 Collins Place 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.<6>

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

  • Dubois [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubois
    • Dubois [Fremont County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Collins Place
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 965 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dubois had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubois
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubois<3>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Collins Place. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Collins Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collins Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5288, Longitude: -109.0915       In this case, the coordinates for Collins Place 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 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:
<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>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 Collins Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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