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Our Genealogy Helper for Toltec ...

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 Toltec (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 Toltec. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Toltec is located in Albany 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 Albany County: Jackson (CO), Larimer (CO), Carbon, Converse, Laramie & Platte.

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

  • Albany County     (The home county of Toltec)
    • Binford [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
      • Binford [Albany County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Toltec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binford
  • Carbon County
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Toltec
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<2>
  • Converse County
    • Esterbrook [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esterbrook
      • Esterbrook [Converse County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Esterbrook
    • Douglas [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Douglas
      • Douglas [Converse County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Douglas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Douglas<2>
    • Glenrock [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenrock
      • Glenrock [Converse County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenrock<2>
  • Platte County
    • Glendo [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendo
      • Glendo [Platte County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendo<2>
    • Wheatland [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Platte County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Toltec ...

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 Toltec.

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

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 Toltec:

  • 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 Toltec ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Toltec.

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

  • Newell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Newell Cemetery
    • Newell Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Toltec.
    • Newell Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Esterbrook Cemetery
    • Springhill Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newell Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1997059<3>
  • Grant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grant Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Toltec.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84033<3>

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>

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

  • Toltec [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
    • Toltec [Albany County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Toltec
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toltec had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
  • Boxelder [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder [Converse County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Toltec
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boxelder had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxelder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxelder

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Toltec ...

While our initial data about Toltec came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Toltec 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 Toltec.

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 Toltec:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

The GNIS database contains an entry for Toltec. See our Misc Page for Toltec for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Albany County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Albany County: www.co.albany.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- Toltec) 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 Toltec. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ToltecOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toltec. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3073, Longitude: -105.6536    
<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 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.
<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>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 Toltec, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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