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Our Genealogy Helper for New Fork ...

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

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

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.

Another variation: Newfork.

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 New Fork is historic, it would have been located within present day Sublette 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 Sublette County: Fremont, Lincoln, Sweetwater & Teton.

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

  • Sublette County     (The home county of New Fork)
    • Boulder [Sublette County]
    • Big Sandy [Sublette County]
    • Pinedale [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinedale
      • Pinedale [Sublette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northwest of New Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,875 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinedale<3>
    • Cora [Sublette County]
    • Daniel [Sublette County]
    • Daniel Junction [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel Junction
      • Daniel Junction [Sublette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of New Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel Junction
    • Marbleton [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marbleton
      • Marbleton [Sublette County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of New Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,111 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marbleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marbleton<3>
    • Big Piney [Sublette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Piney
      • Big Piney [Sublette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of New Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Piney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Piney<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • La Barge [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Barge
      • La Barge [Lincoln County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of New Fork
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Barge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Barge<3>

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

Newspapers Published in New Fork ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Fork.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Fork, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Fork.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 New Fork:

  • 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 New Fork ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Fork.

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 New Fork covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Vible Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vible Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vible Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vible Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84124<5>
  • Boulder Cemetery
  • Pinedale Cemetery
  • Ball Cemetery
  • Daniel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Daniel Cemetery
    • The Daniel Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Daniel.More accurately, Daniel Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of New Fork.
    • Daniel Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2309688<5>
  • Indian Graves
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Graves
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Graves have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Indian Graves lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of New Fork.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Graves
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84052<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Wilhelm Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilhelm Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilhelm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wilhelm Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of New Fork.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilhelm Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84131<5>
    • Plainview Cemetery
    • Cottonwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cottonwood Cemetery
      • The Cottonwood Cemetery is located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Daniel.Cottonwood Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of New Fork.
      • Cottonwood Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Halfway Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84010<5>

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.

New Fork 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 New Fork, with the one closest to New Fork listed first.

  • New Fork [Sublette County] - Historic
    • While New Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Fork
    • New Fork [Sublette County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of New Fork
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Fork had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cora [Sublette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cora
    • Cora [Sublette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of New Fork
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cora had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cora<3>
  • Big Piney [Sublette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Piney
    • Big Piney [Sublette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of New Fork
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Big Piney had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Piney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Piney<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for New Fork ...

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

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 New Fork:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for New Fork. See our Misc Page for New Fork for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Sublette County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 New Fork, 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Fork) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for New Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New ForkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7022, Longitude: -109.7150       In this case, the coordinates for New Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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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