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Our Genealogy Helper for South Superior ...

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 Superior (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 Superior. 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 Superior ...

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 Superior: S. Superior

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 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 Superior 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 Superior. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to South Superior:

  • Sweetwater County     (The home county of South Superior)
    • Superior [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of South Superior
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<2>
    • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
    • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
    • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Rock Springs
      • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Rock Springs
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
      • 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<2>
    • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweeney Ranch
      • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of South Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweeney Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweeney Ranch
    • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Springs
      • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Springs
    • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview Acres
      • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview Acres
    • Quealy [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quealy
      • Quealy [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quealy
    • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Sage
      • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Sage
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
      • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of South Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
    • Green River [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
      • 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>
    • Eden [Sweetwater County]

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

Newspapers Published in South Superior ...

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 Superior.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Superior, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Superior.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 South Superior:

  • 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 South Superior ...

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

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 Superior covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Rest Haven Memorial Gardens
  • Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery
    • Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior.
    • Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Rock Springs Cemetery
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84089<4>
  • Riverview Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Riverview Cemetery
    • Riverview Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior.
    • Riverview Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Green River Cemetery
    • Riverview Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84112<4>

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

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

  • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Wells
    • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of South Superior
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Wells
  • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point of Rocks
    • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of South Superior
    • 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<2>
  • Baxter [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
    • Baxter [Sweetwater County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baxter
  • Hallville [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallville
    • Hallville [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of South Superior
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallville
  • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of South Superior
    • 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<2>
  • Black Buttes [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Buttes
    • Black Buttes [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of South Superior
    • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Buttes
  • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of South Superior
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bitter Creek had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
  • Monell [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monell
    • Monell [Sweetwater County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of South Superior
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monell had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monell

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Superior. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Superior) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Superior. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7619, Longitude: -108.9668       In this case, the coordinates for South Superior 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 South Superior, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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