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Our Genealogy Helper for Purple Sage ...

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 Purple Sage (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 Purple Sage. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Purple Sage is located in Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater County: Moffat (CO), Daggett (UT), Summit (UT), Carbon, Fremont, Lincoln, Sublette & Uinta.

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

  • Sweetwater County     (The home county of Purple Sage)
    • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview Acres
      • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Purple Sage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview Acres
    • Quealy [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quealy
      • Quealy [Sweetwater County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Purple Sage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quealy
    • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Rock Springs
      • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Purple Sage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Rock Springs
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Purple Sage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<3>
    • Green River [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Purple Sage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,788 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<3>
    • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Springs
      • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Purple Sage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Springs
    • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
    • James Town [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Town
      • James Town [Sweetwater County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Purple Sage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Town
    • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweeney Ranch
      • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Purple Sage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweeney Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweeney Ranch
    • Bryan [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan
      • Bryan [Sweetwater County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Purple Sage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Superior [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Purple Sage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>
    • Westvaco [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westvaco
      • Westvaco [Sweetwater County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Purple Sage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westvaco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Newspapers Published in Purple Sage ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Purple Sage.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Purple Sage, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Purple Sage.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Purple Sage:

  • 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 Purple Sage ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Purple Sage.

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

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

  • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Purple Sage
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,406 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rock Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<3>
  • Green River [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
    • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Purple Sage
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 723 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,788 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Green River had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<3>
  • Baxter [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
    • Baxter [Sweetwater County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Purple Sage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baxter had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baxter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxter
  • Peru [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
    • Peru [Sweetwater County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Purple Sage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Peru had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
  • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Wells
    • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Purple Sage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salt Wells had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Wells
  • Bryan [Sweetwater County] - Historic
    • While Bryan was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan
    • Bryan [Sweetwater County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Purple Sage
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bryan had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point of Rocks
    • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Purple Sage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Point of Rocks had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point of Rocks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point of Rocks<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Purple Sage) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Purple Sage. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Purple SageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purple Sage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5520, Longitude: -109.3186    
<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>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 Purple Sage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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