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Our Genealogy Helper for Dead Woman 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 Woman 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 Woman 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 Woman 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 Woman Crossing: Dead Woman 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 doctors and hospitals 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 Woman Crossing is located in Johnson 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 Johnson County: Big Horn, Campbell, Converse, Natrona, Sheridan & Washakie.

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

  • Johnson County     (The home county of Dead Woman Crossing)
    • Linch [Johnson County]
    • Kaycee [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaycee
      • Kaycee [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Dead Woman Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaycee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaycee<2>
    • Hole in the Wall [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hole in the Wall
      • Hole in the Wall [Johnson County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Dead Woman Crossing
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hole in the Wall. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
  • Natrona County
    • Midwest [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midwest
      • Midwest [Natrona County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Dead Woman Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 395 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midwest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midwest<2>
    • Edgerton [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerton
      • Edgerton [Natrona County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dead Woman Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgerton<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Dead Woman 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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dead Woman Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dead Woman Crossing, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dead Woman Crossing.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 Dead Woman 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 Woman Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dead Woman 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 Woman Crossing 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.<5>

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

  • Ross [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross
    • Ross [Converse County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Dead Woman Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ross had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ross have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Johnson County: www.johnsoncountywyoming.org/

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 from Point A (ie- Dead Woman Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dead Woman Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5369, Longitude: -106.3228       In this case, the coordinates for Dead Woman 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>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.
<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 Woman Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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