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Welcome to Bona ...

Bona is located in Converse County<1> (at the time of its founding, Bona was located in Laramie County).

The location of Bona has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bona, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Bona is 4,680 feet [1,426 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Bona is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Bona lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Bona: (307)

Communities Also Named Bona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Bona - they are located in Missouri and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bona.

Communities near Bona ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bona.

  • Douglas
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Glendo
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Lost Springs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Orin
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orin
    • Orin is located in Converse County
  • Shawnee
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Esterbrook
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esterbrook
    • Esterbrook is located in Converse County
  • Keeline
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
    • Keeline is located in Niobrara County
  • Binford
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
    • Binford is located in Albany County
  • Wendover ‑ Historic
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendover
    • Wendover is located in Platte County
  • Hartville
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bona. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bona.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bona. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bona.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bona. See our Newspapers Page for Bona.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bona ...

Looking for more information about Bona? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bona, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bona.

Adding Bona to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bona in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bona was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bona.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bona. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Converse County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Converse, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bona - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.


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