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Our Genealogy Helper for Tipton ...

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 Tipton (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 Tipton. 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 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.

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

  • Sweetwater County     (The home county of Tipton)
    • Table Rock [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
      • Table Rock [Sweetwater County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Tipton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock
    • Red Desert [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Desert
      • Red Desert [Sweetwater County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Desert
    • Frewen [Sweetwater County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frewen
      • Frewen [Sweetwater County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frewen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamsutter
      • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamsutter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamsutter<3>
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
      • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Tipton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
    • Creston [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Sweetwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
    • Superior [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Tipton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>

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

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 Tipton:

  • 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 Tipton ...

We're sorry, but we don't know of any cemeteries in the area around Tipton.

This is a new section of our Gazetteer and we're still collecting data about cemeteries and their location. If you know of a cemetery that should be included, please let us know.

We are looking for information such as the name of the cemetery, its GPS location, whether the cemetery is still in use or if it is historic (ie- defunct, abandoned,  etc.). If it applies, we would also like to learn of any past or alternate names that the cemetery has been known by.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our collection of Genealogy Websites.

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Tipton had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Tipton [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
    • Tipton [Sweetwater County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Tipton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tipton had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
  • Table Rock [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
    • Table Rock [Sweetwater County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Tipton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Table Rock had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock
  • Red Desert [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Desert
    • Red Desert [Sweetwater County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Red Desert had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Desert
  • Frewen [Sweetwater County] - Historic
    • While Frewen was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frewen
    • Frewen [Sweetwater County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Frewen had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frewen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Monell [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monell
    • Monell [Sweetwater County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Tipton
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monell
  • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Tipton
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
  • Continue List ...
    • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wamsutter
      • Wamsutter [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wamsutter had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wamsutter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wamsutter<3>
    • Latham [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latham
      • Latham [Sweetwater County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Latham had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Latham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
    • Black Buttes [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Buttes
      • Black Buttes [Sweetwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Tipton
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Tipton
      • 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
    • Creston [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creston
      • Creston [Sweetwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Tipton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Creston had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creston
    • 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 west of Tipton
      • 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>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tipton ...

While our initial data about Tipton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tipton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Tipton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Tipton:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Tipton. See our Misc Page for Tipton for more information.

Railroad Mentions for Tipton:

A scheduled stop for the Gold Coast Limited: From Union Pacific's timetable for the defunct Gold Coast Limited (train schedule from 1951). The Gold Coast Limited travelled between Chicago (IL) and San Francisco (CA)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tipton. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tipton) 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 Tipton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TiptonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tipton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6277, Longitude: -108.2634       In this case, the coordinates for Tipton 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>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 Tipton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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