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Our Genealogy Helper for Oriva ...

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 Oriva (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 Oriva. 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 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.

Oriva is located in Campbell 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 Campbell County: Powder River (MT), Converse, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan & Weston.

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

  • Campbell County     (The home county of Oriva)
    • Gillette [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillette
      • Gillette [Campbell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oriva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,220 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillette<2>
    • Collins Heights [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins Heights
      • Collins Heights [Campbell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oriva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins Heights
    • Antelope Valley-Crestview [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Valley-Crestview
      • Antelope Valley-Crestview [Campbell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Oriva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Valley-Crestview
    • Sleepy Hollow [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
      • Sleepy Hollow [Campbell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Oriva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Hollow
    • Pleasantdale [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantdale
      • Pleasantdale [Campbell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Oriva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantdale
    • Rozet [Campbell County]
    • Adon [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adon
      • Adon [Campbell County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Oriva
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adon
    • Recluse [Campbell County]
    • Wright [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wright
      • Wright [Campbell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Oriva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wright<2>
  • Crook County
    • Moorcroft [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorcroft
      • Moorcroft [Crook County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Oriva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,084 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorcroft<2>
  • Sheridan County

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

Newspapers Published in Oriva ...

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 Oriva.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oriva, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oriva.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Oriva:

  • 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 Oriva ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oriva.

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 Oriva 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.<5>

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

  • Gillette [Campbell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillette
    • Gillette [Campbell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oriva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,220 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gillette had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillette<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Campbell County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Campbell County: www.ccg.co.campbell.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oriva) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oriva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3169, Longitude: -105.6722       In this case, the coordinates for Oriva 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Oriva, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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