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Welcome to Carter ...

Carter is located in Uinta County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Carter, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1869.

Carter is 6,500 feet [1,981 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Carter is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Carter lies within the (307) area code.

Communities Also Named Carter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Carter - they are located in Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (3), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Carter ...

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

  • Lyman
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Mountain View
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Fort Bridger
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Bridger
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridger
    • Bridger is located in Uinta County
  • Robertson
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Piedmont ‑ Historic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piedmont
    • Piedmont is located in Uinta County
  • Oakley
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakley
    • Oakley is located in Lincoln County
  • Opal
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
    • Opal is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal <3>
  • Diamondville
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the north)
  • Kemmerer
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)

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 Carter. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carter.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carter. 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 Carter.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carter ...

Looking for more information about Carter? 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 Carter, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Carter.

Adding Carter to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Carter 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 Carter was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Carter post office opened in 1869.

We also found Carter in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Carter.

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

The official website for Uinta County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Uinta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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