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Our Genealogy Helper for Grand Encampment ...

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 Grand Encampment (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 Grand Encampment. 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Grand Encampment is located in 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 Grand Encampment. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Grand Encampment:

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Grand Encampment)
    • Riverside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Carbon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Grand Encampment
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<2>
    • Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encampment
      • Encampment [Carbon County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Grand Encampment
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encampment
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encampment<2>
    • Saratoga [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Grand Encampment
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<2>
    • Savery [Carbon County]
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
      • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand Encampment
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<2>
    • Dixon [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixon
      • Dixon [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Grand Encampment
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixon<2>
  • Albany County
    • Keystone [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Grand Encampment
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Keystone has also been known as:
      • Douglas Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • Centennial [Albany County]
  • Jackson County (CO)
    • Pearl [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Jackson County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Grand Encampment
    • Cowdrey [Jackson County]
  • Moffat County (CO)
    • Slater [Moffat County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slater
      • Slater [Moffat County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Encampment
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slater<2>
  • Routt County (CO)
    • Columbine [Routt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbine
      • Columbine [Routt County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Grand Encampment
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbine
    • Hahns Peak [Routt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hahns Peak
      • Hahns Peak [Routt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Grand Encampment
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hahns Peak
    • Clark [Routt County]

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

Newspapers Published in Grand Encampment ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Grand Encampment.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Grand Encampment, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Grand Encampment.

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 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 Grand Encampment:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Grand Encampment ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Grand Encampment.

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

  • Encampment Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Platt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Platt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Platt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Platt Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Grand Encampment.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platt Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84100<4>
  • Battle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Battle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Battle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Battle Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Grand Encampment.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battle Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #83991<4>
  • Cadwell Cemetery
  • Saratoga Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Saratoga Cemetery
    • The Saratoga Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the northeast of Saratoga.Stated another way, Saratoga Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Grand Encampment.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2144875<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Three Forks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Three Forks Cemetery
      • Three Forks Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand Encampment.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks Cemetery
    • Dead Mexican Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dead Mexican Park Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Dead Mexican Park Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Dead Mexican Park Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Grand Encampment.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dead Mexican Park Cemetery
    • Overland Crossing Cemetery
    • Hahns Peak Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hahns Peak Cemetery
      • The Hahns Peak Cemetery is located outside and to the southeast of Hahns Peak (CO).To be more accurate, Hahns Peak Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Grand Encampment.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hahns Peak 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.<6>

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

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

  • Saratoga [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
    • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Grand Encampment
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 274 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<2>
  • Keystone [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Grand Encampment
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Keystone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Keystone has also been known as:
    • Douglas Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
  • Hahns Peak [Routt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hahns Peak
    • Hahns Peak [Routt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Grand Encampment
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hahns Peak had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hahns Peak

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grand Encampment. 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' (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- Grand Encampment) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grand Encampment. 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 Grand EncampmentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand Encampment. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2082, Longitude: -106.7912       In this case, the coordinates for Grand Encampment have been taken from the 2010 Census.
<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>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 Grand Encampment, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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