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Our Genealogy Helper for Miners Delight ...

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

We've added Miners Delight to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Miners Delight, 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 Miners Delight (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 Miners Delight. 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 Miners Delight ...

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.

While the name of this community is Miners Delight, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<2>. So Miners Delight may originally have been Miner's Delight.

Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Miners Delight might be written as Miner Delight.

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 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Miners Delight 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 Miners Delight. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Miners Delight:

  • Fremont County     (The home county of Miners Delight)
    • Atlantic City [Fremont County]
    • South Pass City [Fremont County]
    • Lander [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lander
      • Lander [Fremont County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the north of Miners Delight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lander
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lander<4>
    • Boulder Flats [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder Flats
      • Boulder Flats [Fremont County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the north of Miners Delight
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder Flats
    • Hudson [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Fremont County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the north of Miners Delight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<4>
    • Arapahoe [Fremont County]
    • Ethete [Fremont County]
    • Fort Washakie [Fremont County]
    • Saint Stephens [Fremont County]
    • Riverton [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Fremont County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Miners Delight
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<4>
  • Sublette County

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

Newspapers Published in Miners Delight ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Miners Delight.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Miners Delight, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Miners Delight.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Miners Delight:

  • 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 Miners Delight ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Miners Delight.

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 Miners Delight 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.

Miners Delight itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 29 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • 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 less than 2 miles<3> to the southeast of Miners Delight
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Atlantic City [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic City
    • Atlantic City [Fremont County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Miners Delight
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Miners Delight
    • 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>
  • Lander [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lander
    • Lander [Fremont County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the north of Miners Delight
    • 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>
  • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the north of Miners Delight
    • 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.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Myersville [Fremont County] - Historic
    • While Myersville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myersville
    • Myersville [Fremont County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<3> to the east of Miners Delight
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Myersville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myersville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Miners Delight ...

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

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 Miners Delight:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Miners Delight. See our Misc Page for Miners Delight for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in 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 Miners Delight, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<3>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- Miners Delight) 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 Miners Delight. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Miners DelightOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Miners Delight. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5332, Longitude: -108.6808       In this case, the coordinates for Miners Delight have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<6>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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