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Our Genealogy Helper for Seminoe Dam ...

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 Seminoe Dam (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 Seminoe Dam. 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 and 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.

Seminoe Dam is located in Carbon 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 Carbon County: Jackson (CO), Moffat (CO), Routt (CO), Albany, Converse, Fremont, Natrona & Sweetwater.

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

  • Carbon County     (The home county of Seminoe Dam)
    • Ferris [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
      • Ferris [Carbon County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Seminoe Dam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
      • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Seminoe Dam
    • Hanna [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
      • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Seminoe Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<3>
    • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Sinclair [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinclair
      • Sinclair [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Seminoe Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinclair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinclair<3>
    • Rawlins [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rawlins
      • Rawlins [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Seminoe Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,484 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rawlins<3>
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Seminoe Dam
      • 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>
  • Natrona County
  • Sweetwater County
    • Bairoil [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bairoil
      • Bairoil [Sweetwater County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Seminoe Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 97 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bairoil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bairoil<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Seminoe Dam ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Seminoe Dam.

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Seminoe Dam:

  • 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 Seminoe Dam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Seminoe Dam.

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

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

  • Leo [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
    • Leo [Carbon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Seminoe Dam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leo
  • Ferris [Carbon County] - Historic
    • While Ferris was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
    • Ferris [Carbon County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Seminoe Dam
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ferris had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dana [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Carbon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Seminoe Dam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dana had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Fort Steele [Carbon County] - Historic
    • While Fort Steele was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Steele
    • Fort Steele [Carbon County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Seminoe Dam
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Steele had railroad service and no post office
  • Hanna [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
    • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Seminoe Dam
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hanna had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<3>
  • Walcott [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walcott
    • Walcott [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Seminoe Dam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Walcott had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walcott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walcott<3>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Seminoe Dam) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seminoe Dam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1566, Longitude: -106.9139       In this case, the coordinates for Seminoe Dam 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 Seminoe Dam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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