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Our Genealogy Helper for Ivans Grove ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ivans Grove. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ivans Grove to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ivans Grove, please Contact Us.


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 Ivans Grove (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 Ivans Grove. 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 Ivans Grove ...

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.

  • A typical abbreviation for Ivans Grove: Ivans Grv.
  • While the name of this community is Ivans Grove, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<2>. So Ivans Grove may originally have been Ivan's Grove.

    Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Ivans Grove might be written as Ivan Grove.

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 northeast 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Ivans Grove is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Ivans Grove. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Ivans Grove:

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Ivans Grove)
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
      • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<4>
    • Saratoga [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<4>
    • Hanna [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<4>
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<4>
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
      • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Ivans Grove
    • Riverside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Carbon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<4>
    • Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encampment
      • Encampment [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encampment
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encampment<4>
    • Grand Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Encampment
      • Grand Encampment [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Ivans Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Encampment came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Encampment
    • Sinclair [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<3> to the west of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<4>
    • Rawlins [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins
      • Rawlins [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<3> to the west of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlins<4>
  • Albany County
    • Centennial [Albany County]
    • Rock River [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
      • Rock River [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the east of Ivans Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock River<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Ivans Grove ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ivans Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ivans Grove, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ivans Grove.

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 Ivans Grove:

  • 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 Ivans Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ivans Grove.

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 Ivans Grove 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.

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

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

  • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northeast of Ivans Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elk Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<4>
  • Saratoga [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
    • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Ivans Grove
    • 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<4>
  • Carbon [Carbon County] - Historic
    • While Carbon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Carbon County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Ivans Grove
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,140 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carbon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hanna [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
    • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Ivans Grove
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanna had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<4>
  • Dana [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Carbon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Ivans Grove
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dana had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walcott
    • Walcott [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Ivans Grove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walcott had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walcott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walcott<4>
  • Continue List ...
    • Como [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Carbon County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the north of Ivans Grove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Como had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Ivans Grove
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Medicine Bow had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<4>
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
      • While Fort Steele was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
      • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Ivans Grove
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Steele had railroad service and no post office
    • Centennial [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
      • Centennial [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Ivans Grove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Centennial had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<4>

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ivans Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ivans Grove) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ivans Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5877, Longitude: -106.5045       In this case, the coordinates for Ivans Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>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.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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