RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Orpha, Wyoming

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WY
Communities

















Our Genealogy Helper for Orpha ...

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 Orpha (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 Orpha. 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 doctors 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.

Orpha is located in Converse 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 Converse County: Albany, Campbell, Carbon, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte & Weston.

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

  • Converse County     (The home county of Orpha)
    • Douglas [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Converse County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Orpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<2>
    • Rolling Hills [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Converse County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Orpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Glenrock [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenrock
      • Glenrock [Converse County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Orpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenrock<2>
    • Shawnee [Converse County]
    • Bill [Converse County]
    • Lost Springs [Converse County]
  • Natrona County
    • Meadow Acres [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Acres
      • Meadow Acres [Natrona County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Orpha
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Acres
    • Brookhurst [Natrona County]
    • Evansville [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
      • Evansville [Natrona County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Orpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,004 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansville<2>
  • Platte County
    • Glendo [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
      • Glendo [Platte County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Orpha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Orpha ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Orpha.

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

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 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 Orpha:

  • 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 Orpha ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Orpha.

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 Orpha 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 Orpha in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Orpha.

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

  • Douglas [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
    • Douglas [Converse County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Orpha
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 491 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Douglas had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<2>
  • Irvine [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvine
    • Irvine [Converse County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Orpha
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irvine had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvine
  • Glenrock [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenrock
    • Glenrock [Converse County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Orpha
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 492 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,567 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Glenrock had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenrock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenrock<2>
  • Orin Junction [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orin Junction
    • Orin Junction [Converse County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orpha
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orin Junction had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orin Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orin Junction
  • Boxelder [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder [Converse County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Orpha
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boxelder had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxelder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxelder
  • Bona [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bona
    • Bona [Converse County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Orpha
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bona had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bona
  • Shawnee [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawnee
    • Shawnee [Converse County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Orpha
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shawnee had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawnee<2>
  • Lost Springs [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Springs
    • Lost Springs [Converse County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Orpha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lost Springs had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost Springs<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Wyoming

About Converse County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Converse County: www.conversecounty.org/

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- Orpha) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orpha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8547, Longitude: -105.5036       In this case, the coordinates for Orpha 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 Orpha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 11 Oct 2021