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Our Genealogy Helper for South Baxter ...

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 South Baxter (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 South Baxter. 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 South Baxter ...

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 South Baxter: S. Baxter

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 and doctors 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.

South Baxter is located in Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater County: Moffat (CO), Daggett (UT), Summit (UT), Carbon, Fremont, Lincoln, Sublette & Uinta.

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

  • Sweetwater County     (The home county of South Baxter)
    • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Springs
      • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of South Baxter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Springs
    • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweeney Ranch
      • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of South Baxter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweeney Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweeney Ranch
    • Quealy [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quealy
      • Quealy [Sweetwater County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of South Baxter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quealy
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of South Baxter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<3>
    • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview Acres
      • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of South Baxter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview Acres
    • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Sage
      • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of South Baxter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Sage
    • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Rock Springs
      • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of South Baxter
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Rock Springs
    • Green River [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of South Baxter
      • 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<3>
    • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
    • James Town [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Town
      • James Town [Sweetwater County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of South Baxter
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Town
    • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
    • Superior [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of South Baxter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>
  • Daggett County (UT)
    • Dutch John [Daggett County]
    • Manila [Daggett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [Daggett County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of South Baxter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Former names for Manila:
      • Chambers
      • Lewisallen
      • Lucerne
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manila
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manila<3>

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

Newspapers Published in South Baxter ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Baxter.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Baxter, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Baxter.

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 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 South Baxter:

  • 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 Utah
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near South Baxter ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Baxter.

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

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

  • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of South Baxter
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,406 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rock Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<3>
  • Baxter [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
    • Baxter [Sweetwater County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of South Baxter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baxter had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baxter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxter
  • Green River [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
    • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of South Baxter
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 723 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,788 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Green River had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<3>
  • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Wells
    • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of South Baxter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salt Wells had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Wells
  • Black Buttes [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Buttes
    • Black Buttes [Sweetwater County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of South Baxter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Black Buttes had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Buttes
  • Hallville [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallville
    • Hallville [Sweetwater County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of South Baxter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hallville had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallville
  • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point of Rocks
    • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of South Baxter
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Point of Rocks had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point of Rocks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point of Rocks<3>
  • Peru [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
    • Peru [Sweetwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of South Baxter
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Baxter) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Baxter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3680, Longitude: -109.1218       In this case, the coordinates for South Baxter 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 South Baxter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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