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French Vee, Wyoming

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Our Genealogy Helper for French Vee ...

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 French Vee (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 French Vee. 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.

French Vee 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 French Vee. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to French Vee:

  • Washakie County     (The home county of French Vee)
    • Ten Sleep [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ten Sleep
      • Ten Sleep [Washakie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of French Vee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ten Sleep
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ten Sleep<2>
  • Big Horn County
  • Fremont County
  • Johnson County
    • Mayoworth [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayoworth
      • Mayoworth [Johnson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of French Vee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayoworth
    • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of French Vee
      • 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>
    • Kaycee [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaycee
      • Kaycee [Johnson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of French Vee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaycee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kaycee<2>

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

Newspapers Published in French Vee ...

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 3 newspapers that have been published in the area around French Vee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of French Vee, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for French Vee.

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 French Vee:

  • 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 French Vee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of French Vee.

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

  • Morgareidge Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morgareidge Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Morgareidge Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Morgareidge Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of French Vee.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgareidge Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2326365<4>
  • Ten Sleep Cemetery

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

  • Mayoworth [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayoworth
    • Mayoworth [Johnson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of French Vee
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mayoworth had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayoworth

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Washakie County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wyoming:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- French Vee) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in French Vee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7188, Longitude: -107.2359       In this case, the coordinates for French Vee 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:
<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 French Vee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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