Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy

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Carbon County, Wyoming is a county in southern Wyoming.

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Carbon County, Wyoming
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Founded December 16, 1868
County Seat Rawlins
Address Carbon County Courthouse
PO Box 6
Rawlins, WY 82301
Phone: 307.328.2668
Carbon County Website

County Courthouse County Clerk has marriage records from 1876
and land records from 1880; Clerk District 
Court has divorce, probate and court records;
see Nebraska for 1860 census[1]

Historical Facts

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

= Resources


For a list of people buried in the following Cemeteries see FHL 978.786 V3m:

Baggs, Baker, Anderson, Encampment, Grand Encampment, Mountain View-Riverside, Wyoming State Penitentiary, Rawlins City, Saratoga, Cadwell, Indian Creek, Baggott, Overland Crossing, Higby, Battle, Graves in County, Kennaday, Reader, Elk Mountain, Hanna, Fort Steele, Medicine Bow-Trails End Cemetery, Carbon, Dixon, Mexican Flats, Birdgulch, McCarger, Anderson Ranch, Saulsbury Ranch (These were recorded in the summer of 1998. At the beginning of each section is directions to find the cemetery and a map of the cemetery.)


For tips on accessing Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.


LDS Ward and Branch Records



Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Carbon County, Wyoming Genealogy for European and African American settlers included:





Vital Records

1,432 marriages from 21 Nov 1870 to 24 Nov 1909 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


Baggs Dillon (hist.) Ferris (hist.) Marvin Place (hist.) Riverside Sinclair
Battle (hist.) Dixon Fort Steele McFadden Rudefeha (hist.) Walcott
Benton Edson Grand Encampment(hist.) Medicine Bow Ryan Park Widdowfield (hist.)
Carbon Elk Mountain Hanna Morrisey (hist.) Sampo (hist.)
Copperton (hist.) Elmo Ivans Grove (hist.) Muddy Gap Saratoga
Coyote Springs Elwood (hist.) Lamont Rambler (hist.) Savery
Dexterville (hist.) Encampment Leo Rawlins Shirley (hist.)


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Carbon County, Wyoming
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map III" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at (accessed 18 July 2011).
  5. "The Pioneer Story: The Mormon Pioneer Trail" in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at (accessed 18 July 2011).