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Welcome to West River ...

So far, we have found very little information about West River. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added West River to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with West River, please Contact Us.


West River would have been located within present day Washakie County<2>.

A typical abbreviation for West River: W. River

While the community is gone, the present day location for West River is 4,070 feet [1,241 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of West River is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where West River was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

If West River still existed, it would have been in the (307) area code.

Communities Also Named West River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named West River - they are located in Maryland, New Brunswick, New York, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for West River.

Communities near West River ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West River.

  • Worland
  • Manderson
  • Airport Road
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Road
    • Airport Road lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of West River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Road have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Road
  • McNutt
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
    • McNutt lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of West River.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McNutt. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
  • South Flat
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Flat
    • South Flat lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of West River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Flat
  • Neiber ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neiber
    • Neiber was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of West River.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Neiber. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • Winchester
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of West River.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Basin
  • Hyattville
  • Kirby

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of West River. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West River. See our Newspapers Page for West River.

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 West River, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Washakie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- West River) 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 West River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0977, Longitude: -107.9548    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.




 

 

 

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