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Our Genealogy Helper for Winchester ...

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 Winchester (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 Winchester. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Winchester is located in Washakie 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 Washakie County: Big Horn, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona & Park.

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

  • Washakie County     (The home county of Winchester)
    • Neiber [Washakie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neiber
      • Neiber [Washakie County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Winchester
      • 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.<2>
    • South Flat [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Flat
      • South Flat [Washakie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Winchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Flat
    • McNutt [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Washakie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Winchester
      • 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.<2>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
    • Airport Road [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Road
      • Airport Road [Washakie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Winchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Road have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Road
    • Worland [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worland
      • Worland [Washakie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,994 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worland<4>
    • West River [Washakie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West River
      • West River [Washakie County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Winchester
    • Washakie Ten [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washakie Ten
      • Washakie Ten [Washakie County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Winchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washakie Ten have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washakie Ten
    • Ten Sleep [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ten Sleep
      • Ten Sleep [Washakie County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ten Sleep
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ten Sleep<4>
  • Big Horn County
    • Manderson [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manderson
      • Manderson [Big Horn County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manderson<4>
    • Basin [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
      • Basin [Big Horn County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<4>
    • Otto [Big Horn County]
    • Hyattville [Big Horn County]
  • Hot Springs County
    • Kirby [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Hot Springs County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirby<4>
    • Gebo [Hot Springs County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gebo
      • Gebo [Hot Springs County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Winchester
    • Lucerne [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucerne
      • Lucerne [Hot Springs County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Winchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucerne
    • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermopolis
      • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thermopolis<4>
    • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Thermopolis
      • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Thermopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Thermopolis
    • Owl Creek [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl Creek
      • Owl Creek [Hot Springs County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Winchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owl Creek
    • Hamilton Dome [Hot Springs County]
  • Park County
    • Meeteetse [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meeteetse
      • Meeteetse [Park County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meeteetse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meeteetse<4>

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

Newspapers Published in Winchester ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winchester.

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

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 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 Winchester:

  • 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 Winchester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winchester.

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Winchester ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Shell Oil Road Map for Wyoming (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Washakie County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Winchester) 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 Winchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WinchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.8600, Longitude: -108.1607       In this case, the coordinates for Winchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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