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Our Genealogy Helper for Fry ...

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 Fry (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 Fry. 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 and hospitals 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.

Fry is located in Natrona 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 Natrona County: Carbon, Converse, Fremont, Johnson & Washakie.

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

  • Natrona County     (The home county of Fry)
    • Meadow Acres [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Acres
      • Meadow Acres [Natrona County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Fry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Acres
    • Brookhurst [Natrona County]
    • Evansville [Natrona County]
    • Allendale [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allendale
      • Allendale [Natrona County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allendale
    • Casper [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper
      • Casper [Natrona County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,498 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casper<3>
    • Hartrandt [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartrandt
      • Hartrandt [Natrona County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartrandt
    • Bar Nunn [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Nunn
      • Bar Nunn [Natrona County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,870 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bar Nunn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bar Nunn<3>
    • Mills [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills
      • Mills [Natrona County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,077 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills<3>
    • Mountain View [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Natrona County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Homa Hills [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homa Hills
      • Homa Hills [Natrona County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Fry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homa Hills
    • Casper Mountain [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper Mountain
      • Casper Mountain [Natrona County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Fry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casper Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper Mountain
    • Red Butte [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Natrona County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Butte
  • Converse County
    • Glenrock [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenrock
      • Glenrock [Converse County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Fry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenrock<3>
    • Rolling Hills [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Converse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Fry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Douglas [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Converse County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Fry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Fry ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Fry.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Fry:

  • 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 Fry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Fry.

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

  • Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery
  • Evansville Gravesite
  • Highland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Highland Cemetery
    • The Highland Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Casper.More accurately, Highland Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Fry.
    • Highland Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Casper Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84045<4>
  • Old Pioneer Cemetery
  • Crimson Dawn Cemetery
  • Glenrock Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Eadsville Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Eadsville Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Eadsville Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Eadsville Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Fry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eadsville Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2372417<4>
    • Red Buttes Burial Ground
    • Natrona Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Natrona Memorial Gardens
      • Natrona Memorial Gardens lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Fry.
      • Natrona Memorial Gardens has also been known as:
      • Memorial Gardens
      • Wyoming Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natrona Memorial Gardens
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84092<4>
    • H A Unthank Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the H A Unthank Grave
      • The H A Unthank Grave is located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenrock.H A Unthank Grave lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Fry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on H A Unthank Grave
    • Freeland Cemetery
    • Grant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grant Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Fry.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84033<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.<6>

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

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

  • Strouds [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strouds
    • Strouds [Natrona County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Fry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Strouds had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strouds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strouds
  • Casper [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper
    • Casper [Natrona County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Fry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 544 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,498 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Casper had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casper<3>
  • Glenrock [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenrock
    • Glenrock [Converse County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Fry
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 492 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,567 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenrock had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenrock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenrock<3>
  • Bessemer [Natrona County] - Historic
    • While Bessemer was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer
    • Bessemer [Natrona County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Fry
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 64 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bessemer had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Boxelder [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder [Converse County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Fry
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boxelder had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxelder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxelder

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Natrona County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Natrona County: www.natrona.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8675, Longitude: -106.1333       In this case, the coordinates for Fry 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>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>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.
<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 Fry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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