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{{stub}} ''[[United States|United States ]] > [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] > Lincoln County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Wyoming|Wyoming]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Albany County, Wyoming|Albany County]]''  
  
[[Image:Lincoln County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|250px|Location of Lincoln County in Wyoming]]  
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{{WYDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lincoln County
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| state = Wyoming
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| founded year = 1913
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| founded date = February 20
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| seat = Kemmerer
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| building address = Lincoln County Courthouse<br>PO Box 670<br>Kemmerer, WY 83101<br>Phone: 307.877.9056<br>[http://www.lcwy.org/ '''Lincoln County Website'''] }}
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[[Image:Lincoln County Wyoming.png|thumb|right|250px]]  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1913 and land <br>records; Clerk District Court has divorce and probate <br>records from 1913 and court records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Lincoln County, Wyoming</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1913--'''Lincoln County was created 20 February 1913&nbsp;from Uinta County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Kemmerer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1913--''''''Lincoln''' County was created 20 February 1913&nbsp;from [[Uinta County, Wyoming|Uinta ]]County.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Kemmerer <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><span style="color: rgb(0,43,184); text-decoration: underline" class="Apple-style-span"> </span>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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{{Lincoln County, Wyoming}}
  
*'''Cities:''' [[Kemmerer, Wyoming|Kemmerer]]
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== Resources  ==
*'''Towns:''' [[Afton, Wyoming|Afton]] | [[Alpine, Wyoming|Alpine]] | [[Cokeville, Wyoming|Cokeville]] | [[Diamondville, Wyoming|Diamondville]] | [[La Barge, Wyoming|La Barge]] | [[Opal, Wyoming|Opal]] | [[Thayne, Wyoming|Thayne]]
 
*'''Unincorporated Communities:''' [[Auburn, Wyoming|Auburn]] | [[Bedford, Wyoming|Bedford]] | [[Etna, Wyoming|Etna]] | [[Fairview, Wyoming|Fairview]] | [[Fontenelle, Wyoming|Fontenelle]] | [[Freedom, Wyoming|Freedom]] | [[Frontier, Wyoming|Frontier]] | [[Grover, Wyoming|Grover]] | [[Hamsfork, Wyoming|Hamsfork]] | [[Raymond, Wyoming|Raymond]] | [[Smoot, Wyoming|Smoot]] | [[Turnerville, Wyoming|Turnerville]] |
 
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
== Resources ==
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The following is a list of cemeteries in Lincoln County:
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*[[South Lincoln Cemetery (Lincoln County, Wyoming)|South Lincoln Cemetery]]
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===== Cokeville [http://www.cokevillehs.org/headstones.html Headstones] and [http://www.cokevillehs.org/obituaries.html Obituaries]&nbsp;(Sponsored by the Cokeville Historical Society) =====
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*Border Cemetery
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*Cokeville Cemetery
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*Geneva Cemetery
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*Raymond Cemetery
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*Sage Cemetery
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*Smith Fork Cemetery
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===== Kemmerer [http://www.kemmererhs.org/headstones_shell.html Headstones] (Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society)  =====
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*Beaver Cemetrey
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*Diamondville Cemetery
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*Ham's Fork Cemetery
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*Holden Cemetery
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*Kemmerer Cemetery
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*Twin Creeks Cemetery
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*Viola-LaBarge Cemetery
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===== Star Valley [http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/headstones_shell.html Headstones] and [http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/obituaries_shell.html Obituaries] (Sponsored by the Star Valley Historical Society)  =====
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*Afton Cemetery
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*Alpine Cemetery
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*Amesville Cemetery
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*Auburn Cemetery
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*Bedford Cemetery
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*Etna Cemetery
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*Fairview Cemetery
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*Freedom Cemetery
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*Grover Cemetery
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*Smoot Cemetery
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*Thayne Cemetery
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*Turnerville Cemetery
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[http://lchs.zenfolio.com/f365028383 Star Valley Sexton Records]
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==== Census  ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{Census|Wyoming}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*Afton
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*Afton N.
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*Afton S.
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*Auburn
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*Bedford
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*Cokeville
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*Cumberland
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*Diamondvillle
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*Diamondville-Kemmerer
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*Elkol
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*Etna
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*Fairview
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*Freedom
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*Grover
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*Kemmerer
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*Kemmerer-Diamondville
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*Oakley
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*Osmond
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*Smoot
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*Thayne
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*Turnerville
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Oral_Histories.html Star Valley Oral Histories]
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[http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/Pioneer_Families.html Star Valley Pioneer Families]&nbsp;(settled prior to 1886)
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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==== Migration  ====
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Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for European and African American settlers included:
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_River Green River]
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:*[[Oregon Trail]] 1830s to 1890s from western Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon<ref>Jim Tompkins, "The Oregon Trail 1841-1848 Map IV" in ''Oregon Trail Landmarks'' at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg  (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
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:*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublette_Cutoff#Sublette-Greenwood_Cutoff Sublette-Greenwood Cutoff] 1844 from South Pass, Wyoming to Fort Hall, Idaho
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:*[[California Trail]] 1846 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California<ref>"Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).</ref>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== Cokeville  =====
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*[http://wyonewspapers.org/ Cokeville Register 1914-1919 and other early Wyoming newspapers]
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===== Kemmerer Newspapers<br>  =====
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*Read the actual issues of the early [http://wyonewspapers.org/ Kemmerer Camera from 1901 to 1921] and the [http://wyonewspapers.org/ Kemmerer Republican from 1914 through 1920].
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===== Star Valley Newspapers  =====
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*Read the early issues of the&nbsp;[http://www.wyonewspapers.org/ Star Valley Pioneer/Star Valley Independent from 1901 through 1922]. Other historical newspapers throughout the State of Wyoming may be found at this website as well
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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2,231 marriages from 12 Jan 1899 are listed on the [http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/westernStates/search.cfm Western States Marriage Index].
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Afton Wyoming Family History Center]]
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*[http://www.cokevillehs.org/index.html Cokeville Historical Society]
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*[[Kemmerer Wyoming Family History Center]]
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*[http://http://starvalleyhs.lincolncountywy.org/index.html Star Valley Historical Society]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/ GenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/looks.html Lookups (GenWeb)]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wylincol/looks.html Lookups (GenWeb)]  
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*[http://lchs.zenfolio.com/p484890904 Star Valley Historical Photographs]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_County%2C_Wyoming Wikipedia]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=205171&subject_disp=Wyoming%2C+Lincoln&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Wyoming%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{Wyoming|Wyoming}}
  
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Lincoln County, Wyoming
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Wyoming
Location of Wyoming in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 20, 1913
County Seat Kemmerer
Courthouse
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
PO Box 670
Kemmerer, WY 83101
Phone: 307.877.9056
Lincoln County Website

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1913 and land
records; Clerk District Court has divorce and probate
records from 1913 and court records[1]

History

Parent County

'1913--'Lincoln County was created 20 February 1913 from Uinta County.  County seat: Kemmerer [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Resources

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in Lincoln County:

Cokeville Headstones and Obituaries (Sponsored by the Cokeville Historical Society)
  • Border Cemetery
  • Cokeville Cemetery
  • Geneva Cemetery
  • Raymond Cemetery
  • Sage Cemetery
  • Smith Fork Cemetery
Kemmerer Headstones (Sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Society)
  • Beaver Cemetrey
  • Diamondville Cemetery
  • Ham's Fork Cemetery
  • Holden Cemetery
  • Kemmerer Cemetery
  • Twin Creeks Cemetery
  • Viola-LaBarge Cemetery
Star Valley Headstones and Obituaries (Sponsored by the Star Valley Historical Society)
  • Afton Cemetery
  • Alpine Cemetery
  • Amesville Cemetery
  • Auburn Cemetery
  • Bedford Cemetery
  • Etna Cemetery
  • Fairview Cemetery
  • Freedom Cemetery
  • Grover Cemetery
  • Smoot Cemetery
  • Thayne Cemetery
  • Turnerville Cemetery

Star Valley Sexton Records

Census

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

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Afton
  • Afton N.
  • Afton S.
  • Auburn
  • Bedford
  • Cokeville
  • Cumberland
  • Diamondvillle
  • Diamondville-Kemmerer
  • Elkol
  • Etna
  • Fairview
  • Freedom
  • Grover
  • Kemmerer
  • Kemmerer-Diamondville
  • Oakley
  • Osmond
  • Smoot
  • Thayne
  • Turnerville

Court

Land

Local Histories

Star Valley Oral Histories

Star Valley Pioneer Families (settled prior to 1886)

Maps

Migration

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

Military

Newspapers

Cokeville
Kemmerer Newspapers
Star Valley Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

2,231 marriages from 12 Jan 1899 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 766. Lincoln 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 IV" in Oregon Trail Landmarks at http://www.oregonpioneers.com/OTMap4.jpg (accessed 18 July 2011).
  4. "Oregon California Trails Association" at http://octatrails.micromaps.com/ (accessed 18 July 2011).