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Meadow Lark Lake, Wyoming

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Our Genealogy Helper for Meadow Lark Lake ...

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 Meadow Lark Lake (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 Meadow Lark Lake. 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 Meadow Lark Lake ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Meadow Lark Lake: Meadow Lark Lk.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Meadow Lark Lake is located in Big Horn 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 Big Horn County: Big Horn (MT), Carbon (MT), Johnson, Park, Sheridan & Washakie.

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

  • Big Horn County     (The home county of Meadow Lark Lake)
    • Hyattville [Big Horn County]
    • Manderson [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manderson
      • Manderson [Big Horn County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Meadow Lark Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manderson<2>
    • Shell [Big Horn County]
  • Johnson County
    • Saddlestring [Johnson County]
    • Buffalo [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Johnson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Meadow Lark Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
  • Sheridan County
  • Washakie County
    • Ten Sleep [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ten Sleep
      • Ten Sleep [Washakie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Meadow Lark Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ten Sleep
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ten Sleep<2>
    • Worland [Washakie County]
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      • Worland [Washakie County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Meadow Lark Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worland<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Meadow Lark Lake ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Meadow Lark Lake.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Meadow Lark Lake, 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 Meadow Lark Lake.

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 Meadow Lark Lake:

  • 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 Meadow Lark Lake ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Meadow Lark Lake.

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 Meadow Lark Lake 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>

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

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

  • Hyattville [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattville
    • Hyattville [Big Horn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Meadow Lark Lake
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hyattville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattville<2>
  • Buffalo [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Johnson County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Meadow Lark Lake
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,087 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,659 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Meadow Lark Lake) 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 Meadow Lark Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Meadow Lark LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meadow Lark Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1755, Longitude: -107.2534       In this case, the coordinates for Meadow Lark Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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:
<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>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 Meadow Lark Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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