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Our Genealogy Helper for Rocky Crossing ...

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 Rocky Crossing (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 Rocky Crossing. 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 Rocky Crossing ...

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.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Rocky Crossing: Rocky Xing.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and 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.

Rocky Crossing is located in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County: Bear Lake (ID), Bonneville (ID), Caribou (ID), Rich (UT), Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton & Uinta.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Rocky Crossing)
    • Opal [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<2>
    • Oakley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
      • Oakley [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakley
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
      • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<2>
    • Kemmerer [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemmerer
      • Kemmerer [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Rocky Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemmerer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemmerer<2>
    • Fontenelle [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontenelle
      • Fontenelle [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Rocky Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontenelle
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
  • Sweetwater County
    • Granger [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
      • Granger [Sweetwater County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granger<2>
    • Little America [Sweetwater County]
    • Westvaco [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westvaco
      • Westvaco [Sweetwater County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westvaco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bryan [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan
      • Bryan [Sweetwater County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green River [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Crossing
      • 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<2>
  • Uinta County
    • Carter [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Uinta County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Crossing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Lyman [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Uinta County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<2>
    • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
    • Mountain View [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Uinta County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Crossing
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<2>
    • Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Robertson [Uinta County]
    • Lonetree [Uinta County]

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

Newspapers Published in Rocky Crossing ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rocky Crossing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rocky Crossing, there are papers which were published within 34 miles [54.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rocky Crossing.

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 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 Rocky Crossing:

  • 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 Rocky Crossing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rocky Crossing.

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

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

  • Granger [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granger
    • Granger [Sweetwater County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Crossing
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Granger had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granger<2>
  • Hampton [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Uinta County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hampton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
  • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Crossing
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bridger
    • Fort Bridger [Uinta County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Crossing
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 295 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Bridger had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Bridger
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Bridger<2>
  • Mountain View [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
    • Mountain View [Uinta County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Crossing
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mountain View had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<2>
  • Peru [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
    • Peru [Sweetwater County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rocky Crossing
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
  • Bridger [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Rocky Crossing
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bridger had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Lincoln County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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' (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- Rocky Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6127, Longitude: -110.1249       In this case, the coordinates for Rocky Crossing 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 Rocky Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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