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Our Genealogy Helper for Farthing ...

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 Farthing (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 Farthing. 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.

Farthing is located in Laramie 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 Laramie County: Larimer (CO), Weld (CO), Banner (NE), Kimball (NE), Albany, Goshen & Platte.

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

  • Laramie County     (The home county of Farthing)
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Farthing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<2>
  • Albany County
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Farthing
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming
    • Bosler [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosler
      • Bosler [Albany County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Farthing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosler
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Farthing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<2>
    • Buford [Albany County]
    • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Albany County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Farthing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sherman has also been known as:
      • Old Sherman
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
  • Platte County
    • Chugwater [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugwater
      • Chugwater [Platte County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Farthing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chugwater<2>
    • Slater [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slater
      • Slater [Platte County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Farthing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slater
    • Wheatland [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Platte County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Farthing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Farthing ...

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 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Farthing.

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

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 Farthing:

  • 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 Farthing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Farthing.

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

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

  • Altus [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
    • Altus [Laramie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Farthing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Altus had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
  • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Farthing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Horse Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horse Creek<2>
  • Islay [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islay
    • Islay [Laramie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Farthing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Islay had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islay
  • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
    • While Wyoming Station was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Farthing
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wyoming Station had a post office and railroad service
    • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
    • Wyoming
  • Howell [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howell
    • Howell [Albany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Farthing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howell had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell
  • Chugwater [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugwater
    • Chugwater [Platte County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Farthing
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chugwater had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chugwater<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Farthing
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,388 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laramie had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<2>
    • Hecla [Laramie County] - Historic
      • While Hecla was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hecla
      • Hecla [Laramie County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Farthing
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hecla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hecla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Silver Crown [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Crown
      • Silver Crown [Laramie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Farthing
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver Crown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Crown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Crown
    • Buford [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
      • Buford [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Farthing
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buford had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buford<2>
    • Cooper Lake [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper Lake
      • Cooper Lake [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Farthing
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cooper Lake had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper Lake

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.wy.us/

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- Farthing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Farthing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5464, Longitude: -105.2153       In this case, the coordinates for Farthing 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 Farthing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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