Campbell County, Wyoming Genealogy

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Campbell County
Guide to Campbell County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


County Facts
County seat: Gillette
Organized: February 13, 1911
Parent County(s): Crook and Weston [1]
Neighboring Counties
Converse  • Crook  • Johnson  • Powder River (MT)  • Sheridan  • Weston County
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Location Map
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County Information


The County was named for John Allen Campbell, a governor of the Wyoming Territory or for Robert Campbell, an early trapper, who was a fur trader.[2] Founded 1911. County Seat is Gillette.[3] Campbell County is located in north east section of the state.[4]

County Courthouse

Campbell County Courthouse
500 S Gillette Avenue Suite 220
Gillette, WY 82716
Phone: 307.682.7285
Campbell County Website

County Clerk has marriage and land records from 1912 and election records;
Clerk Court has divorce, probate, and court records[5]

Campbell County, Wyoming Record Dates

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major Records[6]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1912 1913 1909 1913 1912 1913 1950
*State birth and death records began in 1909. Limited compliance until 1922.[7]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: organized 13 February 1911 from Crook and Weston counties
  • County Seat: Gillette [8]

Populated Places

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[9]

Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Uncategorized Places
  • Adon
  • Croton
  • Echeta
  • Rockypoint
  • Spotted Horse
  • Sunburst
  • Teckla
  • Wyodak


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Campbell County, Wyoming online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
more complete

No printed sources available at this time.

List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Campbell county cemeteries.

Census Records

Before Wyoming was a state in 1890, Wyoming was included in the 1850 Utah Territory. In the 1860 Census, it was enumerated as Nebraska Territory. The first Wyoming Territorial Census was taken in 1869, right after Wyoming Territory was created, and is available on microfilm at the Wyoming State Archives[10] and at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (FHL film 2261365). The 1870 and 1880 Federal Censuses included Wyoming Territory.[11] See links listed below. State censuses were taken for Wyoming but they were mostly statistical censuses with very little individual information. See Wyoming Census for more information.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1920 5,233
1930 6,720 28.4%
1940 6,048 −10.0%
1950 4,839 −20.0%
1960 5,861 21.1%
1970 12,957 121.1%
1980 24,367 88.1%
1990 29,370 20.5%
2000 33,698 14.7%
2010 46,133 36.9%
Source: "".

Territory and State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for the state of Wyoming starting in 1890, although no records survived. The 1900 Census is the next Federal Census available. For links to Federal Census indexes, see Wyoming Census.

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wyoming Land and Property for additional information about early Wyoming land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed. Online Land Records

Local Histories

Maps and Gazetteers

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Military Records

Online Collections

These collections are unique to Wyoming. You will find nationwide databases for military records on U.S. Military Online Genealogy Records and Wyoming Military Records.

Civil War
No known military units were raised specifically from Wyoming as it did not become a state until 1890. However men from the territories that became Wyoming fought in other units during the Civil War.

World War I

World War II

For further information see Wyoming Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship


For more information, see Wyoming Newspapers.

Wyoming Newspapers Online

Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs

  • U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present on Chronicling America - contains a list of all known newspapers and the dates they cover; once you locate a newspaper name, contact the local library to see if they have copies of the newspaper


Other Records


Probate Records

In most counties in Wyoming, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Wyoming- Campbell - Probate records.

School Records

Tax Records

Wyoming tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also How to order Wyoming Vital Records, order electronically online $ or download an application for Wyoming Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail. For records more than 50 years old visit Wyoming State Archives




  • Wyoming Death Index at Wyoming State Archives — index (currently contains only A-E, it is a work in progress)


Research Facilities


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.


Campbell County Library
2101 S 4-J Rd
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: (307) 682-3223
Library Fax (307) 686-4009
Public Fax (307) 687-9236
Director: Terri Lesley



County, Township and City Societies

Campbell County Historical Society


Research Guides


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Campbell, Wyoming," in,_Wyoming. accessed 9/05/2018
  3. accessed 11/10/2016
  4.,_Wyoming 11/10/2016
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Campbell County, Wyoming
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Campbell County, Wyoming. Page 766. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 768; Wyoming Department of Health, “Vital Statistics Services,” accessed 28 June 2017.
  7. Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Rev. ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 1992), 837; Alice M. Hetzel, U.S. Vital Statistics System: Major Activities and Developments, 1950-95 (Hyattsville, Md.: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, [1997]), 58.
  8. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  9. Wikipedia contributors, "Campbell County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 19 November 2016.
  10. On microfilm number: 2261365.
  11. ’'Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 761. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ‘’Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources,’’ 3rd ed. (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 2004), 761. Free online version; FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004; WorldCat entry.