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Our Genealogy Helper for Old Brooks 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 Old Brooks 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 Old Brooks 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 Old Brooks 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 Old Brooks Place: Old Brooks Pl. (or less commonly used: Old Brooks 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 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.

Old Brooks Place is located in Carbon 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 Carbon County: Jackson (CO), Moffat (CO), Routt (CO), Albany, Converse, Fremont, Natrona & Sweetwater.

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Old Brooks Place)
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
      • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Old Brooks Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<2>
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Brooks Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<2>
    • Hanna [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Brooks Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<2>
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Saratoga [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Brooks Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<2>
    • Riverside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Carbon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Brooks Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverside<2>
    • Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encampment
      • Encampment [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Brooks Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encampment
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encampment<2>
    • Grand Encampment [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Encampment
      • Grand Encampment [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Brooks Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Encampment came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Encampment
    • Sinclair [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Old Brooks Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<2>
  • Albany County
    • Rock River [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
      • Rock River [Albany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Old Brooks Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock River<2>
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Brooks Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lookout [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
      • Lookout [Albany County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Old Brooks Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Centennial [Albany County]

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

Newspapers Published in Old Brooks 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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Brooks Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Old Brooks Place, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Old Brooks Place.

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 Old Brooks 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 Old Brooks Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Old Brooks 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 Old Brooks 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 Old Brooks Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Old Brooks Place.

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

  • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Old Brooks Place
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elk Mountain had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<2>
  • Carbon [Carbon County] - Historic
    • While Carbon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Carbon County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Old Brooks Place
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,140 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carbon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Como [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
    • Como [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Old Brooks Place
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Como had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
  • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Brooks Place
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Medicine Bow had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<2>
  • Hanna [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
    • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Brooks Place
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanna had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<2>
  • Wilcox [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilcox
    • Wilcox [Albany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Old Brooks Place
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilcox had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilcox have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilcox
  • Continue List ...
    • Dana [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
      • Dana [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Old Brooks Place
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dana had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
    • Harper [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
      • Harper [Albany County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Old Brooks Place
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harper had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
      • While Rock Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Old Brooks Place
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 80 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rock Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walcott
      • Walcott [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Old Brooks Place
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walcott had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walcott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walcott<2>
    • Lookout [Albany County] - Historic
      • While Lookout was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
      • Lookout [Albany County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Old Brooks Place
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lookout had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Saratoga [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saratoga
      • Saratoga [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Old Brooks Place
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 274 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,599 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saratoga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saratoga<2>
    • Centennial [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
      • Centennial [Albany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Old Brooks Place
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Centennial had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centennial<2>
    • Cooper Lake [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper Lake
      • Cooper Lake [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Old Brooks Place
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cooper Lake had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper Lake

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Brooks Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Brooks Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6861, Longitude: -106.3414       In this case, the coordinates for Old Brooks Place have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<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.
<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 Old Brooks Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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