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Our Genealogy Helper for Creston Junction ...

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 Creston Junction (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 Creston Junction. 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 Creston Junction ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Creston Junction: Creston Jct. (or less commonly used: Creston Jctn.)

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Creston Junction is located in Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater County: Moffat (CO), Daggett (UT), Summit (UT), Carbon, Fremont, Lincoln, Sublette & Uinta.

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

  • Sweetwater County     (The home county of Creston Junction)
    • Creston [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Sweetwater County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Riner [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riner
      • Riner [Sweetwater County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Creston Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riner
    • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamsutter
      • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Creston Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamsutter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamsutter<3>
    • Frewen [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frewen
      • Frewen [Sweetwater County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Creston Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frewen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Desert [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Desert
      • Red Desert [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Creston Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Desert
    • Tipton [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
      • Tipton [Sweetwater County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Creston Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Bairoil [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bairoil
      • Bairoil [Sweetwater County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Creston Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bairoil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bairoil<3>
  • Carbon County
    • Rawlins [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins
      • Rawlins [Carbon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Creston Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlins<3>
    • Sinclair [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Creston Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Creston Junction ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Creston Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Creston Junction, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Creston Junction.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Creston Junction:

  • 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 Creston Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Creston Junction.

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 Creston Junction covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Wyoming State Penitentiary Cemetery
  • Rawlins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rawlins Cemetery
    • Rawlins Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Creston Junction.
    • Rawlins Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Rawlins City Cemetery
    • Rawlins Municipal Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84105<4>

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 Creston Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Creston Junction.

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

  • Creston [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
    • Creston [Sweetwater County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Creston had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
  • Latham [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latham
    • Latham [Sweetwater County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Creston Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Latham had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
  • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamsutter
    • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Creston Junction
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wamsutter had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamsutter
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamsutter<3>
  • Frewen [Sweetwater County] - Historic
    • While Frewen was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frewen
    • Frewen [Sweetwater County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Creston Junction
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Frewen had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frewen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Red Desert [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Desert
    • Red Desert [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Creston Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Red Desert had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Desert
  • Rawlins [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins
    • Rawlins [Carbon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Creston Junction
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,235 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,484 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rawlins had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlins<3>
  • Tipton [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
    • Tipton [Sweetwater County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Creston Junction
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tipton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.wy.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Creston Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Creston Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7269, Longitude: -107.7273       In this case, the coordinates for Creston Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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: 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 Creston Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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