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Our Genealogy Helper for Worland ...

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 Worland (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 Worland. 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.

Worland is located in Washakie County and is the County Seat.

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

  • Washakie County     (The home county of Worland)
    • Airport Road [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Road
      • Airport Road [Washakie County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Worland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Road
    • McNutt [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Washakie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Worland
      • 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.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
    • West River [Washakie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West River
      • West River [Washakie County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Worland
    • Washakie Ten [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washakie Ten
      • Washakie Ten [Washakie County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Worland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washakie Ten have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washakie Ten
    • South Flat [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Flat
      • South Flat [Washakie County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Worland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Flat
    • Neiber [Washakie County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neiber
      • Neiber [Washakie County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Worland
      • 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.<3>
    • Winchester [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Washakie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Worland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Ten Sleep [Washakie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ten Sleep
      • Ten Sleep [Washakie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Worland
      • 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Worland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manderson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manderson<4>
    • Hyattville [Big Horn County]
    • Basin [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
      • Basin [Big Horn County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Worland
      • 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]
    • Greybull [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greybull
      • Greybull [Big Horn County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Worland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greybull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greybull<4>
    • Shell [Big Horn County]
    • Burlington [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
      • Burlington [Big Horn County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Worland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<4>
    • Emblem [Big Horn County]
  • Hot Springs County
    • Kirby [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Hot Springs County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Worland
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Worland
    • Lucerne [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucerne
      • Lucerne [Hot Springs County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Worland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucerne
    • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Thermopolis
      • East Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Worland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Thermopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Thermopolis
    • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermopolis
      • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Worland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,770 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thermopolis<4>
    • Hamilton Dome [Hot Springs County]
  • Laramie County
    • Otto [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Laramie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Worland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Worland ...

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 Worland.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Worland. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Worland and those printed in the larger area surrounding Worland.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Worland.

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 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 Worland:

  • 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 Worland ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Worland.

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 Worland 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>

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

  • Hyattville [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyattville
    • Hyattville [Big Horn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Worland
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hyattville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattville<4>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Worland ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1937)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

We have found Worland in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Worland for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Washakie County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Worland: www.cityofworland.org/

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- Worland) 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 Worland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WorlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Worland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0169, Longitude: -107.9558    
<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>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.
<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.
<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 Worland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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