Hyattville

Hyattville Cemetery, Hyattville, Big Horn County, Wyoming

Hyattville Cemetery, Hyattville, Big Horn County, Wyoming

Hyattville was first established in 1886 as Paintrock, Wyoming. It was named for Indian pictographs on a nearby cliff. Samuel Hyatt started a store and the first post office, and the town was renamed for him. When the store was destroyed by fire in 1900, Sam Hyatt became a rancher. Asa Shinn Mercer was also a pioneer settler here. He made himself famous by taking two shiploads of young women around Cape Horn in the 1860’s for matrimonial purposes on the West Coast. When he finished with that enterprise, he came to Wyoming to settle. The Hyattville Cemetery is located …

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Forshee Family Cemetery, Hyattville, Big Horn County, Wyoming

This family plot is on a private ranch near Hyattville. Ask permission to visit! From downtown Hyattville, drive 3.5 miles northeast on the Cold Springs Road until you reach the Rea Grove Lane. Proceed south, crossing the creek over the wooden bridge and up the hill. Bear left and enter the gate to the ranch house. You will need assistance to locate this spot. The plot is .5 miles from the ranch house on a hillside overlooking Paintrock Creek. To the east is the hovering, majestic presence of the Big Horn Mountains. To the north are the remarkable red bluffs …

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