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Our Genealogy Helper for Nickelson Place ...

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 Nickelson Place (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 Nickelson Place. 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 Nickelson Place ...

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 Nickelson Place: Nickelson Pl. (or less commonly used: Nickelson Plc.)

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 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.

Nickelson Place is located in Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs County: Fremont, Park & Washakie.

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

  • Hot Springs County     (The home county of Nickelson Place)
    • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Thermopolis
      • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Nickelson Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Thermopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Thermopolis
    • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermopolis
      • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Nickelson Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thermopolis<3>
    • Lucerne [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucerne
      • Lucerne [Hot Springs County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Nickelson Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucerne
    • Kirby [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Hot Springs County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Nickelson Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirby<3>
    • Gebo [Hot Springs County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gebo
      • Gebo [Hot Springs County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Nickelson Place
    • Hamilton Dome [Hot Springs County]
    • Owl Creek [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl Creek
      • Owl Creek [Hot Springs County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Nickelson Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owl Creek
  • Fremont County
    • Shoshoni [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoshoni
      • Shoshoni [Fremont County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Nickelson Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoshoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoshoni<3>
    • Lysite [Fremont County]
    • Pavillion [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pavillion
      • Pavillion [Fremont County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Nickelson Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pavillion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pavillion<3>
    • Riverton [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
      • Riverton [Fremont County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Nickelson Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<3>
  • Washakie County
    • Winchester [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Washakie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Nickelson Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Neiber [Washakie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neiber
      • Neiber [Washakie County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Nickelson Place
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Neiber. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • South Flat [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Flat
      • South Flat [Washakie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Nickelson Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Flat
    • McNutt [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Washakie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Nickelson Place
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McNutt. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
    • Worland [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worland
      • Worland [Washakie County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Nickelson Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worland<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Nickelson Place ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nickelson Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nickelson Place, there are papers which were published within 38 miles [61.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nickelson Place.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Nickelson Place:

  • 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 Nickelson Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nickelson Place.

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 Nickelson Place 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.<6>

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

  • Lost Cabin [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Cabin
    • Lost Cabin [Fremont County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Nickelson Place
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lost Cabin had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Cabin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Cabin

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Hot Springs County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hot Springs County: www.hscounty.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Nickelson Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nickelson Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5361, Longitude: -108.0537       In this case, the coordinates for Nickelson Place 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>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>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.
<6>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 Nickelson Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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