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Our Genealogy Helper for Horse Creek ...

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 Horse Creek (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 Horse Creek. 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.

Name Variations for Horse Creek ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Horse Creek: Horse Crk. (or less commonly used: Horse Ck. or Horse Cr.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Horse Creek is located in Laramie 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 Laramie County: Larimer (CO), Weld (CO), Banner (NE), Kimball (NE), Albany, Goshen & Platte.

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

  • Laramie County     (The home county of Horse Creek)
    • Ranchettes [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchettes
      • Ranchettes [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranchettes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchettes
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<3>
    • South Greeley [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Greeley
      • South Greeley [Laramie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Greeley
    • Speer [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speer
      • Speer [Laramie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speer
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
  • Albany County
    • Buford [Albany County]
    • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Albany County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sherman has also been known as:
      • Old Sherman
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Horse Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<3>
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Horse Creek
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming
    • The Buttes [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
      • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hermosa [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
    • Bosler [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosler
      • Bosler [Albany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Horse Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosler
  • Platte County
    • Chugwater [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugwater
      • Chugwater [Platte County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Horse Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chugwater<3>
  • Larimer County (CO)
    • Virginia Dale [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Dale
      • Virginia Dale [Larimer County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Dale<3>
  • Weld County (CO)
    • Carr [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carr
      • Carr [Weld County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carr
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carr<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Horse Creek ...

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 78 newspapers that have been published in the area around Horse Creek.

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

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 Horse Creek:

  • 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 Horse Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Horse Creek.

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

  • Little Bear Cemetery
  • Greenhill Cemetery
  • Old Sherman Cemetery
  • Mountain View Memorial Park
  • Frances E. Warren Air Base Cemetery
  • Lakeview Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Beth El Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beth El Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beth El Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beth El Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beth El Cemetery
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Olivet Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Olivet Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Olivet Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olivet Cemetery
    • Harmony 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Horse Creek had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
    • 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<3>
  • Altus [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
    • Altus [Laramie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Horse Creek
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
  • Islay [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Islay
    • Islay [Laramie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Horse Creek
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Islay
  • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Horse Creek
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Silver Crown [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Crown
    • Silver Crown [Laramie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Crown
  • Buford [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buford
    • Buford [Albany County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Horse Creek
    • 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<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Horse Creek
      • 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<3>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sherman has also been known as:
      • Old Sherman
    • Howell [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howell
      • Howell [Albany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Horse Creek
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howell
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • While Wyoming Station was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Horse Creek
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wyoming Station had a post office and railroad service
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming
    • Borie [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borie
      • Borie [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borie
    • Dale Creek [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Creek
      • Dale Creek [Albany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Creek
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • 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<3>
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tie Siding
      • Tie Siding [Albany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • 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<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Horse Creek ...

While our initial data about Horse Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Horse Creek in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Horse Creek.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Horse Creek:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Horse Creek. See our Misc Page for Horse Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Wyoming Community

About Laramie County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.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' (or 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- Horse Creek) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Horse Creek. 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 Horse CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horse Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4160, Longitude: -105.1833    
<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 Horse Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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