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Our Genealogy Helper for Thayne ...

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 Thayne (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 Thayne. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most 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.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Thayne)
    • Bedford [Lincoln County]
    • Star Valley Ranch [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Valley Ranch
      • Star Valley Ranch [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Thayne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,700 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Valley Ranch
    • Freedom [Lincoln County]
    • Turnerville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnerville
      • Turnerville [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Thayne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnerville
    • Etna [Lincoln County]
    • Auburn [Lincoln County]
    • Grover [Lincoln County]
    • Afton [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
      • Afton [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Thayne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<2>
    • Fairview [Lincoln County]
    • Alpine [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Thayne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<2>
    • Alpine Northeast [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Northeast
      • Alpine Northeast [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Thayne
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Northeast
    • Alpine Northwest [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Northwest
      • Alpine Northwest [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Thayne
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Northwest
  • Sublette County
  • Teton County
  • Bear Lake County (ID)
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Thayne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
    • Geneva [Bear Lake County]
  • Bonneville County (ID)
    • Caribou City [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou City
      • Caribou City [Bonneville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou City
    • Keenan City [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keenan City
      • Keenan City [Bonneville County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keenan City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keenan City
    • Irwin [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Bonneville County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irwin<2>
    • Swan Valley [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Valley
      • Swan Valley [Bonneville County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swan Valley<2>
  • Caribou County (ID)
    • Freedom [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
      • Freedom [Caribou County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Wayan [Caribou County]
    • Conda [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conda
      • Conda [Caribou County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thayne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conda have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conda
    • Soda Springs [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soda Springs
      • Soda Springs [Caribou County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thayne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,003 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soda Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soda Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soda Springs<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Thayne ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thayne.

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

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 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 Thayne:

  • 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 Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Thayne ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thayne.

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

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

  • Freedom [Caribou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Caribou County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Freedom had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • Freedom [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freedom had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Freedom<2>
  • Afton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
    • Afton [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Thayne
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,071 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Afton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Afton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Afton<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Lincoln County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Thayne: www.thayne-wy.com/

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thayne) 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 Thayne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThayneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thayne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9189, Longitude: -111.0024    
<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 Thayne, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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