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Our Genealogy Helper for Hirsig ...

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 Hirsig (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 Hirsig. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Hirsig is located in Albany 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 Albany County: Jackson (CO), Larimer (CO), Carbon, Converse, Laramie & Platte.

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

  • Albany County     (The home county of Hirsig)
    • Buford [Albany County]
    • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Albany County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sherman has also been known as:
      • Old Sherman
    • Hermosa [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Albany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • The Buttes [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
      • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Buttes
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hirsig
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<2>
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hirsig
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming
    • Harmony [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Jelm [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jelm
      • Jelm [Albany County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jelm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jelm<2>
  • Laramie County
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
    • Speer [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speer
      • Speer [Laramie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speer
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Hirsig
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<2>
    • Ranchettes [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchettes
      • Ranchettes [Laramie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranchettes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchettes
    • South Greeley [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Greeley
      • South Greeley [Laramie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Greeley
  • Larimer County (CO)
    • Virginia Dale [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Dale
      • Virginia Dale [Larimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Dale<2>
    • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Feather Lakes
      • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Feather Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Feather Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Feather Lakes<2>
    • Wellington [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellington
      • Wellington [Larimer County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Hirsig
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,620 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellington<2>
    • Bellvue [Larimer County]
    • Laporte [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laporte
      • Laporte [Larimer County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laporte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laporte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laporte<2>
  • Weld County (CO)
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hirsig
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carr have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carr<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Hirsig ...

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 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hirsig.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hirsig, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hirsig.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Hirsig:

  • 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 Hirsig ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hirsig.

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

  • Old Sherman Cemetery
  • Murchland Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murchland Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murchland Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Murchland Family Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murchland Family Cemetery
  • Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland Trail Stage Station Cemetery
  • Boyd Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boyd Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boyd Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Boyd Family Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd Family Cemetery
  • Greenhill Cemetery
  • Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbey of St. Walburga Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Virginia Dale Community Church Cemetery
    • Harmony Cemetery
    • Trails End Ranch Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trails End Ranch Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trails End Ranch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Trails End Ranch Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trails End Ranch Cemetery
    • Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Stage Station Cemetery
    • Worster Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Worster Cemetery
      • Worster Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Hirsig.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worster Cemetery
    • Frances E. Warren Air Base Cemetery
    • Mountain View Memorial Park
    • Elliott Ranch Cemetery
    • Christopher Charles Cradock Grave
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Christopher Charles Cradock Grave
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Christopher Charles Cradock Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Christopher Charles Cradock Grave lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christopher Charles Cradock Grave

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

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

  • Buford [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
    • Buford [Albany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Buford had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buford<2>
  • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
    • While Sherman was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
    • Sherman [Albany County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hirsig
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sherman had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sherman has also been known as:
    • Old Sherman
  • Hecla [Laramie County] - Historic
    • While Hecla was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hecla
    • Hecla [Laramie County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hirsig
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hecla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hecla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dale Creek [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Creek
    • Dale Creek [Albany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hirsig
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dale Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Creek
  • Islay [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islay
    • Islay [Laramie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hirsig
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Islay had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Islay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islay
  • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tie Siding
    • Tie Siding [Albany County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hirsig
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 71 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tie Siding had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tie Siding
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tie Siding<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Silver Crown [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Crown
      • Silver Crown [Laramie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Hirsig
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Silver Crown had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Crown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Crown
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • While Red Buttes was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Hirsig
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Red Buttes had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Virginia Dale [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Dale
      • Virginia Dale [Larimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Hirsig
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Virginia Dale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Dale<2>
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek
      • Horse Creek [Laramie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Hirsig
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Horse Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horse Creek<2>
    • Borie [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borie
      • Borie [Laramie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hirsig
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Borie had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borie
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hirsig
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6,388 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laramie had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<2>
    • Altus [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Laramie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Hirsig
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Altus had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • Howell [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howell
      • Howell [Albany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hirsig
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howell had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Hirsig
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 11,690 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cheyenne had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Albany County: www.co.albany.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hirsig) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hirsig. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1914, Longitude: -105.3016       In this case, the coordinates for Hirsig 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>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 Hirsig, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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