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Our Genealogy Helper for Dayton ...

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 Dayton (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 Dayton. 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 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.

Dayton is located in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County: Big Horn (MT), Powder River (MT), Big Horn, Campbell & Johnson.

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

  • Sheridan County     (The home county of Dayton)
    • Ranchester [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchester
      • Ranchester [Sheridan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranchester<2>
    • Parkman [Sheridan County]
    • Wolf [Sheridan County]
    • Beckton [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckton
      • Beckton [Sheridan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckton
    • Kleenburn [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kleenburn
      • Kleenburn [Sheridan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kleenburn
    • Burgess Junction [Sheridan County]
    • Sheridan [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Sheridan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<2>
    • Big Horn [Sheridan County]
    • Wyarno [Sheridan County]
    • Banner [Sheridan County]
    • Story [Sheridan County]
  • Big Horn County
  • Johnson County
  • Big Horn County (MT)
    • Wyola [Big Horn County]
    • Decker [Big Horn County]
    • Lodge Grass [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge Grass
      • Lodge Grass [Big Horn County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodge Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge Grass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge Grass<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Dayton ...

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 Dayton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dayton, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dayton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Dayton:

  • 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 Montana
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Dayton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dayton.

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 Dayton 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dayton had a population of 77 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Dayton had a population of 830 people.

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

  • Dayton [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dayton
    • Dayton [Sheridan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 77 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 830 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dayton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<2>
  • Beckton [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckton
    • Beckton [Sheridan County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beckton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckton
  • Sheridan [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
    • Sheridan [Sheridan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 281 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,095 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<2>
  • Big Horn [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Horn
    • Big Horn [Sheridan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Horn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Horn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Horn<2>
  • Banner [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner
    • Banner [Sheridan County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Banner had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dayton ...

While our initial data about Dayton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Dayton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Dayton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Dayton:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

We have found Dayton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Dayton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Dayton. See our Misc Page for Dayton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sheridan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheridan County: www.sheridancounty.com/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dayton) 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 Dayton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DaytonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8752, Longitude: -107.2627    
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Dayton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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