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Our Genealogy Helper for Manville ...

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 Manville (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 Manville. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Manville is located in Niobrara 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 Niobrara County: Sioux (NE), Custer (SD), Fall River (SD), Converse, Goshen, Platte & Weston.

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

  • Niobrara County     (The home county of Manville)
    • Keeline [Niobrara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
      • Keeline [Niobrara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Manville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeline
    • Lusk [Niobrara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lusk
      • Lusk [Niobrara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,474 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lusk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lusk<2>
    • Lance Creek [Niobrara County]
    • West Lance Creek [Niobrara County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lance Creek
      • West Lance Creek [Niobrara County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Manville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Lance Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kirtley [Niobrara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirtley
      • Kirtley [Niobrara County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Manville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirtley
    • Van Tassell [Niobrara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Tassell
      • Van Tassell [Niobrara County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Tassell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Tassell<2>
  • Converse County
    • Lost Springs [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Springs
      • Lost Springs [Converse County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost Springs<2>
    • Shawnee [Converse County]
    • Douglas [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Converse County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<2>
  • Goshen County
    • Jay Em [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay Em
      • Jay Em [Goshen County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Manville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay Em
    • Fort Laramie [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Laramie
      • Fort Laramie [Goshen County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Laramie<2>
  • Platte County
    • Glendo [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
      • Glendo [Platte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<2>
    • Hartville [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartville
      • Hartville [Platte County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartville<2>
    • Guernsey [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guernsey
      • Guernsey [Platte County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guernsey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guernsey<2>
  • Sioux County (NE)
    • Harrison [Sioux County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrison
      • Harrison [Sioux County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Manville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Manville ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Manville.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Manville. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Manville and those printed in the larger area surrounding Manville.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 39 miles [62.8 km] of Manville.

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 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 Manville:

  • 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 Manville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Manville.

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 Manville 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Manville had a population of 89 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Manville had a population of 83 people.

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

  • Manville [Niobrara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
    • Manville [Niobrara County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Manville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Manville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manville<2>
  • Keeline [Niobrara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
    • Keeline [Niobrara County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Manville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keeline had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keeline
  • Lusk [Niobrara County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lusk
    • Lusk [Niobrara County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Manville
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,474 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lusk had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lusk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lusk<2>
  • Lost Springs [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Springs
    • Lost Springs [Converse County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Manville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lost Springs had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost Springs<2>
  • Shawnee [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawnee
    • Shawnee [Converse County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Manville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shawnee had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawnee<2>
  • Bona [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bona
    • Bona [Converse County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Manville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bona had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bona
  • Glendo [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
    • Glendo [Platte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Manville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glendo had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<2>
  • Orin Junction [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orin Junction
    • Orin Junction [Converse County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Manville
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orin Junction had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orin Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orin Junction

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Manville ...

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

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 Manville:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Niobrara County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Manville. 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 '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- Manville) 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 Manville. 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 ManvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7790, Longitude: -104.6179    
<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>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 Manville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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