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Our Genealogy Helper for Washam ...

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 Washam (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 Washam. 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.

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

  • Sweetwater County     (The home county of Washam)
    • McKinnon [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKinnon
      • McKinnon [Sweetwater County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Washam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McKinnon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKinnon
    • Burntfork [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burntfork
      • Burntfork [Sweetwater County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Washam
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burntfork
    • Little America [Sweetwater County]
    • Green River [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
      • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Washam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,788 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<3>
  • Uinta County
    • Lonetree [Uinta County]
    • Lyman [Uinta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Uinta County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Washam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<3>
    • 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 northwest of Washam
      • 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>
    • Robertson [Uinta County]
    • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
  • Daggett County (UT)
    • Manila [Daggett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [Daggett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Washam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Former names for Manila:
      • Chambers
      • Lewisallen
      • Lucerne
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manila
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manila<3>
    • Linwood [Daggett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linwood
      • Linwood [Daggett County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Washam
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Linwood. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Greendale [Daggett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greendale
      • Greendale [Daggett County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Washam
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Greendale. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Swett Ranch [Daggett County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swett Ranch
      • Swett Ranch [Daggett County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Washam
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Swett Ranch. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Dutch John [Daggett County]
  • Uintah County (UT)
    • Dyer [Uintah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer
      • Dyer [Uintah County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Washam
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Dyer. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Bullionville [Uintah County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullionville
      • Bullionville [Uintah County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Washam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whiterocks [Uintah County]
    • Tridell [Uintah County]
    • Vernal [Uintah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernal
      • Vernal [Uintah County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Washam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,468 people
      • Former names for Vernal:
      • Ashley
      • Bench
      • The Bench
      • Hatch
      • Jericho
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernal<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Washam ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Washam.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Washam, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Washam.

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 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 Washam:

  • 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 Washam ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Washam.

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 Washam 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, Washam had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Washam [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washam
    • Washam [Sweetwater County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Washam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Washam had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washam
  • Burntfork [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burntfork
    • Burntfork [Sweetwater County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Washam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Burntfork had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burntfork
  • Lonetree [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonetree
    • Lonetree [Uinta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Washam
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lonetree had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonetree
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lonetree<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Washam ...

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

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 Washam:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wyoming

About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washam. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washam) 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 Washam. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WashamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0166, Longitude: -109.7696       In this case, the coordinates for Washam 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 Washam, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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