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Our Genealogy Helper for La Grange ...

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 La Grange (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 La Grange. 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 La Grange ...

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.

Another variation: LaGrange.

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 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.

La Grange is located in Goshen 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 Goshen County: Banner (NE), Scotts Bluff (NE), Sioux (NE), Laramie, Niobrara & Platte.

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

  • Goshen County     (The home county of La Grange)
    • Hawk Springs [Goshen County]
    • Huntley [Goshen County]
    • Yoder [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yoder
      • Yoder [Goshen County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yoder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yoder<2>
    • Veteran [Goshen County]
    • Torrington [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrington
      • Torrington [Goshen County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,565 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrington<2>
    • Lingle [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lingle
      • Lingle [Goshen County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lingle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lingle<2>
  • Laramie County
    • Meriden [Laramie County]
    • Albin [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albin
      • Albin [Laramie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albin<2>
    • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluffs
      • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluffs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluffs<2>
    • Burns [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
      • Burns [Laramie County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<2>
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
  • Platte County
    • Chugwater [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugwater
      • Chugwater [Platte County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chugwater<2>
  • Banner County (NE)
  • Furnas County (NE)
    • Henry [Furnas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Furnas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<2>
  • Kimball County (NE)
    • Bushnell [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
      • Bushnell [Kimball County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<2>
    • Kimball [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Kimball County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
  • Scotts Bluff County (NE)
    • Stegall [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stegall
      • Stegall [Scotts Bluff County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stegall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stegall
    • Lyman [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Scotts Bluff County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<2>
    • Morrill [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrill
      • Morrill [Scotts Bluff County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrill<2>
    • Haig [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haig
      • Haig [Scotts Bluff County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haig
    • Mitchell [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Scotts Bluff County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mitchell<2>
    • Gering [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gering
      • Gering [Scotts Bluff County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gering have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gering
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gering<2>
    • Scoville [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scoville
      • Scoville [Scotts Bluff County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scoville
    • Terrytown [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrytown
      • Terrytown [Scotts Bluff County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrytown
    • Scottsbluff [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsbluff
      • Scottsbluff [Scotts Bluff County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsbluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsbluff<2>
    • Melbeta [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melbeta
      • Melbeta [Scotts Bluff County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melbeta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melbeta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melbeta<2>
    • Minatare [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minatare
      • Minatare [Scotts Bluff County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minatare
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minatare<2>
    • McGrew [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGrew
      • McGrew [Scotts Bluff County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of La Grange
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McGrew have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGrew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGrew<2>

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

Newspapers Published in La Grange ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around La Grange.

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

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 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 La Grange:

  • 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 Nebraska
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near La Grange ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of La Grange.

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 La Grange 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that La Grange had a population of 41 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, La Grange had a population of 442 people.

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

  • La Grange [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
    • La Grange [Goshen County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of La Grange
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 41 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, La Grange had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<2>
  • Meriden [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
    • Meriden [Laramie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of La Grange
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meriden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<2>
  • Caldwell [Scotts Bluff County] - Historic
    • While Caldwell was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caldwell
    • Caldwell [Scotts Bluff County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Caldwell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caldwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harrisburg [Banner County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
    • Harrisburg [Banner County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of La Grange
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harrisburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<2>
  • Gering [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gering
    • Gering [Scotts Bluff County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of La Grange
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gering had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gering have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gering
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gering<2>
  • Torrington [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrington
    • Torrington [Goshen County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of La Grange
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,565 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Torrington had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrington<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for La Grange ...

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

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 La Grange:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924)

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wyoming

About Goshen County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- La Grange) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for La Grange. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La GrangeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Grange. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6368, Longitude: -104.1636    
<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>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.
<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 La Grange, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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