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Our Genealogy Helper for Milford ...

So far, we have found very little information about Milford. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Milford to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Milford, please Contact Us.


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 Milford (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 Milford. 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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Milford is historic, it would have been located within present day Fremont 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 Fremont County: Carbon, Hot Springs, Natrona, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton & Washakie.

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

  • Fremont County     (The home county of Milford)
    • Boulder Flats [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder Flats
      • Boulder Flats [Fremont County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder Flats
    • Lander [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lander
      • Lander [Fremont County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lander<4>
    • Hudson [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Fremont County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<4>
    • Ethete [Fremont County]
    • Fort Washakie [Fremont County]
    • Arapahoe [Fremont County]
    • Johnstown [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Fremont County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the north of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Kinnear [Fremont County]
    • Saint Stephens [Fremont County]
    • Riverton [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Fremont County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<4>
    • Miners Delight [Fremont County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miners Delight
      • Miners Delight [Fremont County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Milford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miners Delight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pavillion [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pavillion
      • Pavillion [Fremont County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Milford
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pavillion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pavillion<4>
  • Sublette County

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

Newspapers Published in Milford ...

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 Milford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Milford, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Milford.

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 Milford:

  • 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 Milford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Milford.

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 Milford 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.

Milford itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Milford [Fremont County] - Historic
    • While Milford was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford [Fremont County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Milford
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Milford had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lander [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lander
    • Lander [Fremont County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Milford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 525 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,467 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lander had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lander
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lander<4>
  • Fort Washakie [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Washakie
    • Fort Washakie [Fremont County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Milford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 162 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Washakie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Washakie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Washakie<4>
  • Saint Stephens [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Stephens
    • Saint Stephens [Fremont County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Milford
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Stephens had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Stephens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Stephens<4>
  • Miners Delight [Fremont County] - Historic
    • While Miners Delight was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miners Delight
    • Miners Delight [Fremont County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Milford
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Miners Delight had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miners Delight have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Atlantic City [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic City
    • Atlantic City [Fremont County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the south of Milford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Atlantic City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlantic City<4>
  • South Pass City [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Pass City
    • South Pass City [Fremont County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Milford
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Pass City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Pass City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Pass City<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Milford ...

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

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 Milford:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Fremont County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fremont County: www.fremontcounty.org/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Milford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Milford) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8763, Longitude: -108.7843       In this case, the coordinates for Milford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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