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Our Genealogy Helper for Davis ...

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 Davis (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 Davis. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors 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.

Davis is located in Carbon 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 Carbon County: Jackson (CO), Moffat (CO), Routt (CO), Albany, Converse, Fremont, Natrona & Sweetwater.

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Davis)
    • Saratoga [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<2>
    • Riverside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Carbon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<2>
    • Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encampment
      • Encampment [Carbon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encampment
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encampment<2>
    • Grand Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Encampment
      • Grand Encampment [Carbon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Encampment came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Encampment
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
      • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<2>
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
      • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Davis
    • Sinclair [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<2>
    • Hanna [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<2>
    • Rawlins [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins
      • Rawlins [Carbon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlins<2>
  • Albany County
    • Keystone [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Davis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Keystone has also been known as:
      • Douglas Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • Centennial [Albany County]
  • Jackson County (CO)
    • Pearl [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Jackson County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Davis

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

Newspapers Published in Davis ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Davis.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Davis, 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 Davis.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Davis:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Davis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Davis.

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

  • Cadwell Cemetery
  • Saratoga Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • The Mountain View Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Encampment.To be more accurate, Mountain View Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Davis.
    • Mountain View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Dunkard Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2157714<5>
  • Encampment Cemetery
  • Platt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Platt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Platt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Platt Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Davis.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platt Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84100<5>
  • Overland Crossing Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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

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

  • Saratoga [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
    • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 274 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<2>
  • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walcott
    • Walcott [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Davis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walcott had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walcott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walcott<2>
  • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Davis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elk Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<2>
  • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
    • While Fort Steele was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Davis
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Steele had railroad service and no post office
  • Keystone [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Davis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Keystone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Keystone has also been known as:
    • Douglas Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Davis. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Davis) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3864, Longitude: -106.7517       In this case, the coordinates for Davis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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>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.
<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 Davis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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