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Our Genealogy Helper for Fontenelle ...

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 Fontenelle (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 Fontenelle. 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 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.

Fontenelle is located in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County: Bear Lake (ID), Bonneville (ID), Caribou (ID), Rich (UT), Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton & Uinta.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Fontenelle)
    • La Barge [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Barge
      • La Barge [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fontenelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Barge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Barge<2>
    • Opal [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Fontenelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<2>
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
    • Kemmerer [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemmerer
      • Kemmerer [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fontenelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemmerer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemmerer<2>
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
      • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fontenelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<2>
    • Oakley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Fontenelle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
  • Sublette County
    • Calpet [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calpet
      • Calpet [Sublette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Fontenelle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calpet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calpet
    • Big Piney [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Piney
      • Big Piney [Sublette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Fontenelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Piney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Piney<2>
    • Marbleton [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marbleton
      • Marbleton [Sublette County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Fontenelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marbleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marbleton<2>
  • Sweetwater County
    • Granger [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
      • Granger [Sweetwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Fontenelle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granger<2>
    • Westvaco [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westvaco
      • Westvaco [Sweetwater County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Fontenelle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westvaco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Eden [Sweetwater County]
    • Farson [Sweetwater County]
    • Little America [Sweetwater County]

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

Newspapers Published in Fontenelle ...

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 Fontenelle.

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

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 Fontenelle:

  • 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 Fontenelle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fontenelle.

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 Fontenelle covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Whitman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitman Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84129<4>
  • Holden Cemetery
  • Viola - LaBarge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Viola - LaBarge Cemetery
    • The Viola - LaBarge Cemetery is located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of La Barge.More precisely, Viola - LaBarge Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Fontenelle.
    • Viola - LaBarge Cemetery has also been known as:
    • LaBarge Cemetery
    • Viola Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Viola - LaBarge Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2262719<4>
  • Granger Municipal Cemetery
  • South Lincoln Cemetery
  • South Lincoln Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hams Fork Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hams Fork Cemetery
      • Hams Fork Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fontenelle.
      • Hams Fork Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hamsfork Cemetery
      • Hamstork Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hams Fork Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2282322<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 Fontenelle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Fontenelle.

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

  • La Barge [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Barge
    • La Barge [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Fontenelle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, La Barge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Barge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Barge<2>
  • Granger [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
    • Granger [Sweetwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Fontenelle
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Granger had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granger<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Lincoln County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fontenelle) 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 Fontenelle. 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 FontenelleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fontenelle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9855, Longitude: -110.0614    
<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 Fontenelle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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