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Our Genealogy Helper for Ferris ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ferris. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ferris to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ferris, please Contact Us.


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 Ferris (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 Ferris. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ferris is historic, it would have been located within present day Carbon 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 Carbon County: Jackson (CO), Moffat (CO), Routt (CO), Albany, Converse, Fremont, Natrona & Sweetwater.

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Ferris)
    • Rawlins [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins
      • Rawlins [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Ferris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlins<3>
    • Sinclair [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Ferris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<3>
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Hanna [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Ferris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<3>
  • Fremont County
  • Natrona County
  • Sweetwater County
    • Bairoil [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bairoil
      • Bairoil [Sweetwater County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west of Ferris
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bairoil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bairoil<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Ferris ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ferris.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ferris, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ferris.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Ferris:

  • 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 Ferris ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ferris.

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 Ferris 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.

Ferris itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Ferris [Carbon County] - Historic
    • While Ferris was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
    • Ferris [Carbon County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Ferris
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ferris had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Leo [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
    • Leo [Carbon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Ferris
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leo
  • Rawlins [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins
    • Rawlins [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Ferris
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,235 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,484 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rawlins had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlins<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ferris ...

While our initial data about Ferris came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ferris 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 Ferris.

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 Ferris:
Services available in 1895: had a Express Office, no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Ferris. See our Misc Page for Ferris for more information.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ferris, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ferris) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ferris. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FerrisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ferris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1970, Longitude: -107.1827       In this case, the coordinates for Ferris have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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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