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Our Genealogy Helper for Keystone (aka 'Douglas 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 Keystone (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 Keystone. 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 Keystone ...

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.

Keystone has also been known as: Douglas Creek.

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.

Keystone 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 Keystone. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Keystone:

  • Albany County     (The home county of Keystone)
    • Albany [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Albany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Keystone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Foxpark [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxpark
      • Foxpark [Albany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxpark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxpark
    • Centennial [Albany County]
    • Woods Landing [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Landing
      • Woods Landing [Albany County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Landing
    • Jelm [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jelm
      • Jelm [Albany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jelm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jelm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jelm<3>
    • Harmony [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Albany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<3>
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]
  • Carbon County
    • Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encampment
      • Encampment [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encampment
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encampment<3>
    • Grand Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Encampment
      • Grand Encampment [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Encampment came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Encampment
    • Riverside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<3>
    • Saratoga [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<3>
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
      • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<3>
  • Jackson County (CO)
    • Kings Canyon [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Canyon
      • Kings Canyon [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Keystone
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Canyon
    • Northgate [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northgate
      • Northgate [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Keystone
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northgate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northgate
    • Pearl [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Jackson County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Keystone
    • Cowdrey [Jackson County]
    • Brownlee [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownlee
      • Brownlee [Jackson County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Keystone
    • Walden [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walden
      • Walden [Jackson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Keystone
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 609 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walden<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Keystone ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Keystone.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Keystone, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Keystone.

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 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 Keystone:

  • 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 Keystone ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Keystone.

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

  • Robert Wiliamson Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robert Wiliamson Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robert Wiliamson Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Robert Wiliamson Grave lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Keystone.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robert Wiliamson Grave
  • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Platt Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Keystone.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platt Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84100<5>
  • Tathem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tathem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tathem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tathem Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Keystone.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tathem Cemetery
  • Forrester Cemetery
  • Roy Sweetland Grave
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roy Sweetland Grave
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roy Sweetland Grave have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roy Sweetland Grave lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Keystone.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy Sweetland Grave
  • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mountain View Cemetery
    • The Mountain View Cemetery is located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Encampment.To be more precise, Mountain View Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Keystone.
    • Mountain View Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Dunkard Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2157714<5>
  • Continue List ...

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Keystone had a population of 75 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Keystone [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone [Albany County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Keystone
    • 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.<2> 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]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
    • Centennial [Albany County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Keystone
    • 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<3>
  • Hatton [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatton
    • Hatton [Albany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Keystone
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hatton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatton

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Keystone ...

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

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 Keystone:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Keystone. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Keystone) 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 Keystone. 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 KeystoneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Keystone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1688, Longitude: -106.2633       In this case, the coordinates for Keystone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<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 Keystone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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