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Our Genealogy Helper for Tracy ...

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 Tracy (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 Tracy. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Tracy is located in Laramie 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 Laramie County: Larimer (CO), Weld (CO), Banner (NE), Kimball (NE), Albany, Goshen & Platte.

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

  • Laramie County     (The home county of Tracy)
    • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluffs
      • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluffs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluffs<2>
    • Egbert [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egbert
      • Egbert [Laramie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Tracy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egbert
    • Burns [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
      • Burns [Laramie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<2>
    • Carpenter [Laramie County]
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
    • Albin [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albin
      • Albin [Laramie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albin<2>
    • Meriden [Laramie County]
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<2>
  • Goshen County
    • La Grange [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Goshen County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<2>
  • Weld County (CO)
    • Hereford [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hereford
      • Hereford [Weld County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Tracy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hereford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hereford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hereford<2>
    • Grover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Weld County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<2>
    • Sligo [Weld County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sligo
      • Sligo [Weld County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Tracy
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sligo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Keota [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keota
      • Keota [Weld County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Tracy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keota
    • Briggsdale [Weld County]
    • Raymer [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymer
      • Raymer [Weld County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
      • Raymer has also been known as:
      • New Raymer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymer<2>
  • Banner County (NE)
  • Kimball County (NE)
    • Bushnell [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
      • Bushnell [Kimball County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<2>
    • Kimball [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Kimball County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
    • Dix [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dix
      • Dix [Kimball County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dix
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dix<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Tracy ...

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 76 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tracy.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tracy, there are papers which were published within 35 miles [56.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tracy.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Tracy:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from Nebraska
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Tracy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tracy.

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 Tracy 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.<6>

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

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

  • Tracy [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracy
    • Tracy [Laramie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Tracy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tracy had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracy
  • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bluffs
    • Pine Bluffs [Laramie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Tracy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,163 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Bluffs had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bluffs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Bluffs<2>
  • Egbert [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egbert
    • Egbert [Laramie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Tracy
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 30 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Egbert had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egbert
  • Burns [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burns
    • Burns [Laramie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Tracy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 316 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burns had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burns<2>
  • Bushnell [Kimball County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushnell
    • Bushnell [Kimball County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Tracy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bushnell had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushnell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bushnell<2>
  • Arcola [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
    • Arcola [Laramie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Tracy
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arcola had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
  • Continue List ...
    • Hillsdale [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsdale
      • Hillsdale [Laramie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Tracy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hillsdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsdale<2>
    • Grover [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Weld County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Tracy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grover had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<2>
    • Sligo [Weld County] - Historic
      • While Sligo was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sligo
      • Sligo [Weld County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Tracy
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sligo had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sligo. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Kimball [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Kimball County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Tracy
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 193 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kimball had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<2>
    • Archer [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
      • Archer [Laramie County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Tracy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Archer had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
    • Meriden [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meriden
      • Meriden [Laramie County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Tracy
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meriden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meriden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meriden<2>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tracy ...

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

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 Tracy:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Laramie County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tracy) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tracy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1483, Longitude: -104.1583       In this case, the coordinates for Tracy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Tracy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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