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Our Genealogy Helper for Point of Rocks ...

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 Point of Rocks (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 Point of Rocks. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Point of Rocks is located in Albany 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 Albany County: Jackson (CO), Larimer (CO), Carbon, Converse, Laramie & Platte.

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

  • Albany County     (The home county of Point of Rocks)
    • Binford [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
      • Binford [Albany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Point of Rocks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binford
    • Toltec [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
      • Toltec [Albany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Point of Rocks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
  • Converse County
    • Esterbrook [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esterbrook
      • Esterbrook [Converse County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Point of Rocks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esterbrook
    • Douglas [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Converse County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Point of Rocks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<2>
    • Shawnee [Converse County]
    • Lost Springs [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Springs
      • Lost Springs [Converse County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Point of Rocks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost Springs<2>
  • Goshen County
    • Fort Laramie [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Laramie
      • Fort Laramie [Goshen County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Point of Rocks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Laramie<2>
  • Platte County
    • Glendo [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
      • Glendo [Platte County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Point of Rocks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<2>
    • Wendover [Platte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendover
      • Wendover [Platte County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Point of Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Westview Circle [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westview Circle
      • Westview Circle [Platte County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Point of Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westview Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westview Circle
    • Wheatland [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Platte County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Point of Rocks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<2>
    • Guernsey [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guernsey
      • Guernsey [Platte County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Point of Rocks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guernsey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guernsey<2>
    • Chugcreek [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugcreek
      • Chugcreek [Platte County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Point of Rocks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugcreek
    • Y-O Ranch [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Y-O Ranch
      • Y-O Ranch [Platte County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Point of Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Y-O Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Y-O Ranch
    • Hartville [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartville
      • Hartville [Platte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Point of Rocks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartville<2>
    • Sunrise [Platte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Platte County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Point of Rocks

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

Newspapers Published in Point of Rocks ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Point of Rocks.

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

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 helpful 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 Point of Rocks:

  • 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 Point of Rocks ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Point of Rocks.

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

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

  • Glendo [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
    • Glendo [Platte County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Point of Rocks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glendo had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<2>
  • Toltec [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
    • Toltec [Albany County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Point of Rocks
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toltec had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
  • Bona [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bona
    • Bona [Converse County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Point of Rocks
    • 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
  • Orin Junction [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orin Junction
    • Orin Junction [Converse County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Point of Rocks
    • 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
  • Irvine [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvine
    • Irvine [Converse County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Point of Rocks
    • 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
  • Wheatland [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
    • Wheatland [Platte County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Point of Rocks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wheatland had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<2>
  • Hartville [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartville
    • Hartville [Platte County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Point of Rocks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hartville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartville<2>
  • Douglas [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
    • Douglas [Converse County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Point of Rocks
    • 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>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Albany County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Albany County: www.co.albany.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Point of Rocks) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point of Rocks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3422, Longitude: -105.2778       In this case, the coordinates for Point of Rocks 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 Point of Rocks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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