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Our Genealogy Helper for Dead Man Crossing ...

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 Dead Man Crossing (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 Dead Man Crossing. 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 Dead Man Crossing ...

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 Dead Man Crossing: Dead Man Xing.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Dead Man Crossing is located in Converse 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 Converse County: Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte & Weston.

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

  • Converse County     (The home county of Dead Man Crossing)
    • Glenrock [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenrock
      • Glenrock [Converse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenrock<2>
    • Douglas [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Converse County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<2>
    • Rolling Hills [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Converse County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Esterbrook [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esterbrook
      • Esterbrook [Converse County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dead Man Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esterbrook
    • Shawnee [Converse County]
    • Lost Springs [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Springs
      • Lost Springs [Converse County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost Springs<2>
  • Albany County
    • Toltec [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
      • Toltec [Albany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dead Man Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
    • Binford [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
      • Binford [Albany County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Dead Man Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binford
  • Natrona County
    • Meadow Acres [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Acres
      • Meadow Acres [Natrona County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Dead Man Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Acres
    • Brookhurst [Natrona County]
    • Evansville [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
      • Evansville [Natrona County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,004 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansville<2>
    • Casper [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper
      • Casper [Natrona County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,498 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casper<2>
    • Mills [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills
      • Mills [Natrona County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills<2>
    • Bar Nunn [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Nunn
      • Bar Nunn [Natrona County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,870 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bar Nunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bar Nunn<2>
  • Platte County
    • Glendo [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
      • Glendo [Platte County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Dead Man Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Dead Man Crossing ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dead Man Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dead Man Crossing, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dead Man Crossing.

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 Dead Man Crossing:

  • 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 Dead Man Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dead Man Crossing.

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 Dead Man Crossing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Grant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grant Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Dead Man Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84033<4>
  • H A Unthank Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the H A Unthank Grave
    • The H A Unthank Grave is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenrock.H A Unthank Grave lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Dead Man Crossing.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on H A Unthank Grave
  • Ft. Fetterman Cemetery
  • Glenrock Cemetery
  • Pioneer Cemetery
  • Douglas Park Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Newell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newell Cemetery
      • Newell Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Dead Man Crossing.
      • Newell Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Esterbrook Cemetery
      • Springhill Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newell Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1997059<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 Dead Man Crossing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Dead Man Crossing.

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

  • Boxelder [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder [Converse County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dead Man Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boxelder had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxelder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxelder
  • Glenrock [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenrock
    • Glenrock [Converse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Dead Man Crossing
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 492 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,567 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenrock had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenrock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenrock<2>
  • Douglas [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
    • Douglas [Converse County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Dead Man Crossing
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 491 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Douglas had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<2>
  • Irvine [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvine
    • Irvine [Converse County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Dead Man Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irvine had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvine
  • Orin Junction [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orin Junction
    • Orin Junction [Converse County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Dead Man Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orin Junction had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orin Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orin Junction
  • Toltec [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
    • Toltec [Albany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Dead Man Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toltec had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Converse County: www.conversecounty.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dead Man Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dead Man Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6944, Longitude: -105.6833       In this case, the coordinates for Dead Man Crossing 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>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 Dead Man Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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