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Our Genealogy Helper for Gibson ...

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 Gibson (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 Gibson. 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 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.

Gibson is located in Platte 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 Platte County: Albany, Converse, Goshen, Laramie & Niobrara.

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

  • Platte County     (The home county of Gibson)
    • Y-O Ranch [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Y-O Ranch
      • Y-O Ranch [Platte County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Y-O Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Y-O Ranch
    • Wheatland [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Platte County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<3>
    • Chugcreek [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugcreek
      • Chugcreek [Platte County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugcreek
    • Westview Circle [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westview Circle
      • Westview Circle [Platte County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westview Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westview Circle
    • Slater [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slater
      • Slater [Platte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gibson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slater
    • Chugwater [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugwater
      • Chugwater [Platte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chugwater<3>
    • Guernsey [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guernsey
      • Guernsey [Platte County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guernsey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guernsey<3>
    • Wendover [Platte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendover
      • Wendover [Platte County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hartville [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartville
      • Hartville [Platte County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartville<3>
    • Sunrise [Platte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Platte County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
    • Glendo [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
      • Glendo [Platte County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<3>
  • Albany County
    • Binford [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
      • Binford [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binford
  • Goshen County
    • Fort Laramie [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Laramie
      • Fort Laramie [Goshen County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Laramie<3>
    • Veteran [Goshen County]
    • Lingle [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lingle
      • Lingle [Goshen County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lingle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lingle<3>
    • Yoder [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yoder
      • Yoder [Goshen County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yoder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yoder<3>
    • Torrington [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrington
      • Torrington [Goshen County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Gibson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,565 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrington<3>
    • Hawk Springs [Goshen County]

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

Newspapers Published in Gibson ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Gibson.

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

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 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 Gibson:

  • 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 Gibson ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Gibson.

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

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

  • Wheatland [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
    • Wheatland [Platte County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Gibson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<3>
  • Chugwater [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugwater
    • Chugwater [Platte County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Gibson
    • 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<3>
  • Hartville [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartville
    • Hartville [Platte County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hartville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartville<3>
  • Fort Laramie [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Laramie
    • Fort Laramie [Goshen County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gibson
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 735 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Laramie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Laramie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Laramie<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gibson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0186, Longitude: -104.9575       In this case, the coordinates for Gibson 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>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 Gibson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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