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Our Genealogy Helper for Kemmerer ...

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 Kemmerer (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 Kemmerer. 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 and hospitals 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.

Kemmerer is located in Lincoln County and is the County Seat.

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 Lincoln County: Bear Lake (ID), Bonneville (ID), Caribou (ID), Rich (UT), Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton & Uinta.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Kemmerer)
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
      • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<2>
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
    • Oakley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Lincoln County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Kemmerer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
    • Opal [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<2>
    • Fontenelle [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontenelle
      • Fontenelle [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Kemmerer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontenelle
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
      • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<2>
    • Taylor [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kemmerer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • La Barge [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Barge
      • La Barge [Lincoln County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Barge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Barge<2>
  • Sweetwater County
    • Granger [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
      • Granger [Sweetwater County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granger<2>
    • Little America [Sweetwater County]
  • Uinta County
    • Carter [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Uinta County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Kemmerer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Kemmerer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
    • Lyman [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Uinta County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<2>
    • Mountain View [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Uinta County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<2>
    • Bear River [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear River
      • Bear River [Uinta County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
  • Rich County (UT)
    • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek Junction
      • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Kemmerer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sage Creek [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek
      • Sage Creek [Rich County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Kemmerer
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sage Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<2>
    • Woodruff [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<2>
    • Laketown [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laketown
      • Laketown [Rich County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Kemmerer
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laketown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laketown<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Kemmerer ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kemmerer.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Kemmerer. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Kemmerer and those printed in the larger area surrounding Kemmerer.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 34 miles [54.7 km] of Kemmerer.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Kemmerer:

  • 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 Utah
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Kemmerer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kemmerer.

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 Kemmerer 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.<6>

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

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

  • Hampton [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Uinta County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Kemmerer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hampton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
  • Bridger [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Kemmerer
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bridger had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
  • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Kemmerer
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cokeville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kemmerer ...

While our initial data about Kemmerer came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Kemmerer 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 Kemmerer.

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

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924)

Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Utah (1950)

Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Kemmerer in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Kemmerer for more information.

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

Railroad Mentions for Kemmerer:

The following mentioned Kemmerer as a scheduled stop:

City of Portland: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct City of Portland (train schedule from 1956). The City of Portland travelled between Chicago (IL) and Portland (OR)

Idahoan: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct Idahoan (train schedule from 1951). The Idahoan travelled between Chicago (IL) and Seattle (WA)

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kemmerer: www.kemmerer.org/

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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- Kemmerer) 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 Kemmerer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KemmererOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kemmerer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7933, Longitude: -110.5394    
<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>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.
<5>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.
<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 Kemmerer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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