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Our Genealogy Helper for Monell ...

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 Monell (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 Monell. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Monell is located in Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater County: Moffat (CO), Daggett (UT), Summit (UT), Carbon, Fremont, Lincoln, Sublette & Uinta.

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

  • Sweetwater County     (The home county of Monell)
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
      • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Monell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
    • Table Rock [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
      • Table Rock [Sweetwater County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Monell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock
    • Tipton [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
      • Tipton [Sweetwater County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Monell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
    • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
    • Red Desert [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Desert
      • Red Desert [Sweetwater County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Monell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Desert
    • Frewen [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frewen
      • Frewen [Sweetwater County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Monell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frewen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamsutter
      • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Monell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamsutter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamsutter<3>
    • Superior [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Monell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>
    • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweeney Ranch
      • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Monell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweeney Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweeney Ranch
    • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Monell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Monell ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Monell.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Monell:

  • 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 Monell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Monell.

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 Monell 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Monell had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Monell [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monell
    • Monell [Sweetwater County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Monell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monell had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monell
  • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Monell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bitter Creek had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
  • Table Rock [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
    • Table Rock [Sweetwater County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Monell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Table Rock had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock
  • Black Buttes [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Buttes
    • Black Buttes [Sweetwater County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Monell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Black Buttes had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Buttes
  • Tipton [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
    • Tipton [Sweetwater County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Monell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tipton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
  • Hallville [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallville
    • Hallville [Sweetwater County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Monell
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hallville had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallville
  • Continue List ...
    • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point of Rocks
      • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Monell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Point of Rocks had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point of Rocks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point of Rocks<3>
    • Red Desert [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Desert
      • Red Desert [Sweetwater County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Monell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Red Desert had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Desert
    • Frewen [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • While Frewen was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frewen
      • Frewen [Sweetwater County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Monell
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Frewen had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frewen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamsutter
      • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Monell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wamsutter had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamsutter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamsutter<3>
    • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Wells
      • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Monell
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salt Wells had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Wells

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Monell ...

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

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 Monell:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.wy.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Monell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5905, Longitude: -108.4840       In this case, the coordinates for Monell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Monell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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