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Our Genealogy Helper for Durkee ...

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 Durkee (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 Durkee. 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 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.

Durkee is located in Washakie 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 Washakie County: Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona & Park.

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

  • Washakie County     (The home county of Durkee)
    • Washakie Ten [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washakie Ten
      • Washakie Ten [Washakie County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Durkee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washakie Ten have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washakie Ten
    • West River [Washakie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West River
      • West River [Washakie County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Durkee
    • Worland [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worland
      • Worland [Washakie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worland<3>
    • Airport Road [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Road
      • Airport Road [Washakie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Durkee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Road
    • McNutt [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Washakie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Durkee
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McNutt. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
    • South Flat [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Flat
      • South Flat [Washakie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Durkee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Flat
    • Neiber [Washakie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neiber
      • Neiber [Washakie County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Durkee
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Neiber. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Winchester [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Washakie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Durkee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Ten Sleep [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ten Sleep
      • Ten Sleep [Washakie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ten Sleep
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ten Sleep<3>
  • Big Horn County
    • Manderson [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manderson
      • Manderson [Big Horn County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manderson<3>
    • Hyattville [Big Horn County]
    • Basin [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
      • Basin [Big Horn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<3>
    • Greybull [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greybull
      • Greybull [Big Horn County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greybull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greybull<3>
    • Otto [Big Horn County]
    • Flitners Corner [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flitners Corner
      • Flitners Corner [Big Horn County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Durkee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flitners Corner
    • Shell [Big Horn County]
    • Burlington [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Big Horn County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<3>
    • Emblem [Big Horn County]
  • Hot Springs County
    • Kirby [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Hot Springs County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirby<3>
    • Gebo [Hot Springs County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gebo
      • Gebo [Hot Springs County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Durkee
    • Lucerne [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucerne
      • Lucerne [Hot Springs County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Durkee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucerne
    • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Thermopolis
      • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Thermopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Thermopolis
    • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermopolis
      • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Durkee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thermopolis<3>
  • Laramie County
    • Otto [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Laramie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Durkee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto

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

Newspapers Published in Durkee ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Durkee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Durkee, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Durkee.

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 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 Durkee:

  • 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 Durkee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Durkee.

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 Durkee 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>

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

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

  • Hyattville [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattville
    • Hyattville [Big Horn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Durkee
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hyattville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattville<3>
  • Otto [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
    • Otto [Big Horn County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Durkee
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Otto had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otto<3>
  • Otto [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
    • Otto [Laramie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Durkee
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Otto had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto
  • Shell [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell
    • Shell [Big Horn County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Durkee
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shell<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Durkee. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Durkee) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Durkee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1305, Longitude: -107.9134       In this case, the coordinates for Durkee 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>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.
<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 Durkee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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