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Our Genealogy Helper for Rock Creek ...

So far, we have found very little information about Rock Creek. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Rock Creek to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Rock Creek, please Contact Us.


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 Rock Creek (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 Rock Creek. 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 Rock Creek ...

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: Rockcreek.

  • A typical abbreviation for Rock Creek: Rock Crk. (or less commonly used: Rock Ck. or Rock Cr.)

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Rock Creek is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Rock Creek. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rock Creek:

  • Albany County     (The home county of Rock Creek)
    • Rock River [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
      • Rock River [Albany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Rock Creek
      • 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>
    • Lookout [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
      • Lookout [Albany County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Rock Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bosler [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosler
      • Bosler [Albany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Rock Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosler
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Rock Creek
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the south of Rock Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<3>
    • Centennial [Albany County]
  • Carbon County
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Rock Creek
      • 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>
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
      • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Rock Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<3>
    • Hanna [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Rock Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Rock Creek ...

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 49 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rock Creek, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rock Creek.

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 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 Rock Creek:

  • 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 Rock Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rock Creek.

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 Rock Creek 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.

Rock Creek itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 80 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
    • While Rock Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Rock Creek
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 80 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rock Creek had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Wilcox [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilcox
    • Wilcox [Albany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Rock Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilcox had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilcox have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilcox
  • Harper [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper
    • Harper [Albany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Rock Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Harper had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
  • Lookout [Albany County] - Historic
    • While Lookout was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
    • Lookout [Albany County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Rock Creek
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lookout had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cooper Lake [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper Lake
    • Cooper Lake [Albany County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Rock Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cooper Lake had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper Lake
  • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Rock Creek
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Medicine Bow had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<3>
  • Como [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
    • Como [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Rock Creek
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Como had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Como have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
  • Carbon [Carbon County] - Historic
    • While Carbon was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Carbon County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Rock Creek
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,140 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carbon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • While Wyoming Station was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Rock Creek
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wyoming Station had a post office and railroad service
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Rock Creek ...

While our initial data about Rock Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Rock Creek in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Rock Creek.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Rock Creek:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

The GNIS database contains an entry for Rock Creek. See our Misc Page for Rock Creek for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Albany County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Albany County: www.co.albany.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rock Creek) 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 Rock Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8415, Longitude: -105.8665       In this case, the coordinates for Rock Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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