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Our Genealogy Helper for Three Forks ...

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 Three Forks (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 Three Forks. 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 Three Forks ...

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 Three Forks: Three Frks.

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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Three Forks is located in Uinta 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 Uinta County: Rich (UT), Summit (UT), Lincoln & Sweetwater.

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

  • Uinta County     (The home county of Three Forks)
    • Bear River [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear River
      • Bear River [Uinta County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear River
    • Almy [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almy
      • Almy [Uinta County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Three Forks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy
    • Evanston [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
      • Evanston [Uinta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<3>
    • Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Three Forks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Piedmont [Uinta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
      • Piedmont [Uinta County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Three Forks
    • Carter [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
      • Carter [Uinta County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Three Forks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
    • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
    • Robertson [Uinta County]
    • Mountain View [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Uinta County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<3>
    • Lyman [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Uinta County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<3>
  • Lincoln County
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
      • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<3>
    • Kemmerer [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemmerer
      • Kemmerer [Lincoln County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemmerer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemmerer<3>
    • Frontier [Lincoln County]
  • Cache County (UT)
    • Monte Christo [Cache County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Christo
      • Monte Christo [Cache County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Three Forks
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Monte Christo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Rich County (UT)
    • Woodruff [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
      • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<3>
    • Argyle [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
      • Argyle [Rich County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Three Forks
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<3>
    • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sage Creek Junction
      • Sage Creek Junction [Rich County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Three Forks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sage Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Three Forks
      • 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.<4>
    • Laketown [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laketown
      • Laketown [Rich County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laketown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laketown<3>
  • Summit County (UT)
    • Wahsatch [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahsatch
      • Wahsatch [Summit County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahsatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Castle Rock [Summit County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
      • Castle Rock [Summit County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emory [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
      • Emory [Summit County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory
    • Echo [Summit County]
    • Henefer [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henefer
      • Henefer [Summit County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henefer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henefer<3>
    • Coalville [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalville
      • Coalville [Summit County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,601 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coalville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Three Forks ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Three Forks.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Three Forks, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Three Forks.

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 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 Three Forks:

  • 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 Three Forks ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Three Forks.

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

  • Almy Cemetery
  • Evanston City Cemetery
  • Wyoming State Hospital Cemetery
  • Woodruff Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodruff Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Woodruff Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Woodruff Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Three Forks.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77512<5>
  • Eastman Family Cemetery
  • Spring Valley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Valley Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Spring Valley Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Spring Valley Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Three Forks.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84118<5>
  • Continue List ...
    • Randolph City Cemetery
    • Byrne Cemetery
    • Guild Cemetery
    • Cumberland Cemetery
    • Sage Junction Cemetery
    • Emory Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emory Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emory Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Emory Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #77214<5>

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.<6>

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

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

  • Almy [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almy
    • Almy [Uinta County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Three Forks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Almy had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almy
  • Evanston [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanston
    • Evanston [Uinta County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Three Forks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,995 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,570 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Evanston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evanston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evanston<3>
  • Woodruff [Rich County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodruff
    • Woodruff [Rich County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Three Forks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodruff had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodruff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodruff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<3>
  • Wahsatch [Summit County] - Historic
    • While Wahsatch was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahsatch
    • Wahsatch [Summit County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wahsatch had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahsatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Aspen [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspen
    • Aspen [Uinta County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Three Forks
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Aspen had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspen
  • Hilliard [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilliard
    • Hilliard [Uinta County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Three Forks
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hilliard had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilliard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilliard
  • Continue List ...
    • Bridger [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
      • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Three Forks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bridger had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridger
    • Randolph [Rich County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Rich County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Three Forks
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Randolph<3>
    • Castle Rock [Summit County] - Historic
      • While Castle Rock was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rock
      • Castle Rock [Summit County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Castle Rock had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Emory [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
      • Emory [Summit County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Three Forks
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emory had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Uinta County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Uinta County: www.uintacounty.com/

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- Three Forks) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three Forks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3974, Longitude: -110.9802       In this case, the coordinates for Three Forks 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Three Forks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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