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Our Genealogy Helper for Reed 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 Reed 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 Reed 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 Reed 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.

Another variation: Read Place.

  • A typical abbreviation for Reed Place: Reed Pl. (or less commonly used: Reed 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 northwest 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 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.

Reed Place 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 Reed Place. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Reed Place:

  • Albany County     (The home county of Reed Place)
    • Toltec [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
      • Toltec [Albany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Reed Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
    • Binford [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
      • Binford [Albany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Reed Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binford
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Reed Place
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock River [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
      • Rock River [Albany County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Reed 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<3>
  • Carbon County
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Reed 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<3>
  • Converse County
    • Esterbrook [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esterbrook
      • Esterbrook [Converse County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Reed Place
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esterbrook
    • Douglas [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Converse County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Reed Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<3>
  • Platte County
    • Glendo [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
      • Glendo [Platte County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Reed Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Reed 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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Reed Place.

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

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 websites either 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 Reed 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 Reed Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Reed 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 Reed Place covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Newell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newell Cemetery
    • Newell Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Reed Place.
    • Newell Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Esterbrook Cemetery
    • Springhill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newell Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1997059<4>
  • Grant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grant Cemetery lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Reed Place.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84033<4>

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

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

  • Toltec [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
    • Toltec [Albany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Reed Place
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toltec had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
  • Boxelder [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder [Converse County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Reed Place
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxelder

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Reed Place. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Reed Place) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Reed Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2680, Longitude: -105.7256       In this case, the coordinates for Reed Place have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Reed Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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