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Our Genealogy Helper for Sleepy Hollow ...

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 Sleepy Hollow (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 Sleepy Hollow. 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 Sleepy Hollow ...

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 Sleepy Hollow: Sleepy Holw. (or less commonly used: Sleepy Hlw. or Sleepy Hllw.)

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.

Sleepy Hollow is located in Campbell 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 Campbell County: Powder River (MT), Converse, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan & Weston.

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

  • Campbell County     (The home county of Sleepy Hollow)
    • Antelope Valley-Crestview [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Valley-Crestview
      • Antelope Valley-Crestview [Campbell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Sleepy Hollow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Valley-Crestview
    • Collins Heights [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins Heights
      • Collins Heights [Campbell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Sleepy Hollow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins Heights
    • Gillette [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillette
      • Gillette [Campbell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sleepy Hollow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,220 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillette<2>
    • Rozet [Campbell County]
    • Pleasantdale [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantdale
      • Pleasantdale [Campbell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Sleepy Hollow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantdale
    • Adon [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adon
      • Adon [Campbell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sleepy Hollow
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adon
    • Wright [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wright
      • Wright [Campbell County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Sleepy Hollow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wright<2>
    • Recluse [Campbell County]
  • Crook County
    • Moorcroft [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorcroft
      • Moorcroft [Crook County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Sleepy Hollow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,084 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorcroft<2>
    • Pine Haven [Crook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Haven
      • Pine Haven [Crook County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Sleepy Hollow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Haven<2>
    • Carlile [Crook County]
  • Weston County
    • Upton [Weston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upton
      • Upton [Weston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Sleepy Hollow
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,032 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upton<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Sleepy Hollow ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sleepy Hollow.

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

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 helpful 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 Sleepy Hollow:

  • 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 Sleepy Hollow ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sleepy Hollow.

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 Sleepy Hollow 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.<4>

While we didn't find Sleepy Hollow in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sleepy Hollow.

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

  • Gillette [Campbell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillette
    • Gillette [Campbell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sleepy Hollow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,220 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gillette had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillette<2>
  • Moorcroft [Crook County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorcroft
    • Moorcroft [Crook County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Sleepy Hollow
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,084 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moorcroft had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorcroft
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moorcroft<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Campbell County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Campbell County: www.ccg.co.campbell.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 from Point A (ie- Sleepy Hollow) 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 Sleepy Hollow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sleepy HollowOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sleepy Hollow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.2411, Longitude: -105.4222       In this case, the coordinates for Sleepy Hollow 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 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.
<4>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 Sleepy Hollow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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