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Our Genealogy Helper for Taylor ...

Although we found mention of Taylor during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Taylor was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..


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 Taylor (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 Taylor. 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 southwest 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 south.

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 south 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.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Taylor)
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
      • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<3>
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
    • Kemmerer [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemmerer
      • Kemmerer [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemmerer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemmerer<3>
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
      • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<3>
    • Smoot [Lincoln County]
    • Opal [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<3>
  • Bear Lake County (ID)
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Wardboro [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardboro
      • Wardboro [Bear Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardboro
    • Geneva [Bear Lake County]
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
      • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<3>
    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<3>
    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,529 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<3>
    • Paris [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<3>
    • Bern [Bear Lake County]
    • Bennington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennington
      • Bennington [Bear Lake County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<3>
  • Rich County (UT)
    • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek Junction
      • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Taylor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sage Creek [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek
      • Sage Creek [Rich County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Taylor
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sage Creek. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Pickelville [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickelville
      • Pickelville [Rich County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Taylor
    • Garden City [Rich County]
    • Garden [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden
      • Garden [Rich County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Taylor
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden
    • Laketown [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laketown
      • Laketown [Rich County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laketown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laketown<3>
    • Meadowville [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville [Rich County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Taylor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Round Valley [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Valley
      • Round Valley [Rich County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Taylor
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Round Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<3>
    • Woodruff [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Taylor ...

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 22 newspapers that have been published in the area around Taylor.

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

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 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 Taylor:

  • 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 Idaho
    • Stories from Utah
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Taylor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Taylor.

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 Taylor 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.<7>

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

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

  • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Taylor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cokeville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<3>
  • Border [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Border
    • Border [Bear Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Taylor
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Border had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Border have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Border
  • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dingle
    • Dingle [Bear Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dingle had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dingle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dingle<3>
  • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Charles
    • Saint Charles [Bear Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Taylor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 122 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Charles had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Charles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Charles<3>
  • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Haven
    • Fish Haven [Bear Lake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Taylor
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fish Haven had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fish Haven<3>
  • Garden City [Rich County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
    • Garden City [Rich County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Taylor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 617 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Garden City had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Bloomington [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
      • Bloomington [Bear Lake County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 209 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bloomington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<3>
    • Laketown [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laketown
      • Laketown [Rich County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest of Taylor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 302 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Laketown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laketown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laketown<3>
    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,174 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,529 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Montpelier had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<3>
    • Paris [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 893 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Paris had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<3>
    • Meadowville [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville [Rich County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Taylor
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meadowville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Ovid [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ovid
      • Ovid [Bear Lake County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ovid had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ovid have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ovid
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Taylor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<3>
    • Liberty [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Bear Lake County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Taylor
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Liberty had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Lincoln County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Taylor and then turned east". While Taylor could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Taylor as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Taylor could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two Wyoming communities named Taylor: This one is located in Lincoln County and the other is located in Campbell County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Taylor.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Taylor) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Taylor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Taylor
<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 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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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.
<7>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 Taylor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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