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Our Genealogy Helper for Ucross ...

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 Ucross (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 Ucross. 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 and doctors 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.

Ucross is located in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County: Big Horn (MT), Powder River (MT), Big Horn, Campbell & Johnson.

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

  • Sheridan County     (The home county of Ucross)
    • Clearmont [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearmont
      • Clearmont [Sheridan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ucross
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearmont<2>
    • Banner [Sheridan County]
    • Leiter [Sheridan County]
    • Story [Sheridan County]
    • Wyarno [Sheridan County]
    • Arvada [Sheridan County]
    • Big Horn [Sheridan County]
    • Sheridan [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Sheridan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ucross
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<2>
    • Wolf [Sheridan County]
    • Ranchester [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchester
      • Ranchester [Sheridan County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Ucross
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranchester<2>
  • Johnson County
    • Buffalo [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
      • Buffalo [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ucross
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,659 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
    • Saddlestring [Johnson County]
  • Big Horn County (MT)

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

Newspapers Published in Ucross ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ucross.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ucross, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ucross.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Ucross:

  • 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 Montana
    • Stories from Wyoming

Cemeteries Near Ucross ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ucross.

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

  • Quiet Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quiet Rest Cemetery
    • Quiet Rest Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Ucross.
    • Quiet Rest Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Kearney Cemetery
    • Little Piney Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Rest Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #84066<3>
  • Willow Grove Cemetery
  • Arvada Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Arvada Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Arvada Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Arvada Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Ucross.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arvada Cemetery
  • Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Sheridan Municipal Cemetery
  • Soldier Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Soldier Park
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Soldier Park. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Soldier Park lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ucross.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soldier Park
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2441561<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.<6>

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

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

  • Kearny [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearny
    • Kearny [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Ucross
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kearny had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearny have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearny
  • Buffalo [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Johnson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ucross
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,087 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,659 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<2>
  • Banner [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banner
    • Banner [Sheridan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Ucross
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Banner had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Banner<2>
  • Big Horn [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Horn
    • Big Horn [Sheridan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ucross
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Big Horn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Horn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Horn<2>
  • Sheridan [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
    • Sheridan [Sheridan County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ucross
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 281 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,095 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheridan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sheridan<2>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wyoming

About Sheridan County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sheridan County: www.sheridancounty.com/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ucross) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ucross. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5608, Longitude: -106.5400       In this case, the coordinates for Ucross 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 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>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.
<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 Ucross, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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