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Carter, Wyoming

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Welcome to Carter ...

Carter is located in Uinta County<1>.

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 is within the boundaries of the (307) area code.

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Carter was on a map titled Road Map for Wyoming (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Carter on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Carter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 [Uinta County]
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    • Lyman [Uinta County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Carter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,083 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<4>
  • Mountain View [Uinta County]
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    • Mountain View [Uinta County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Carter
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain View<4>
  • Fort Bridger [Uinta County]
  • Bridger [Uinta County]
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    • Bridger [Uinta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the southwest of Carter
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Robertson [Uinta County]
    • Piedmont [Uinta County] - Historic
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      • Piedmont [Uinta County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Carter
    • Oakley [Lincoln County]
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      • Oakley [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the north of Carter
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    • Opal [Lincoln County]
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      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the north of Carter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<4>
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
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      • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the north of Carter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<4>
    • Kemmerer [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kemmerer
      • Kemmerer [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<3> to the north of Carter
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kemmerer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kemmerer<4>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Uinta County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carter) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4373, Longitude: -110.4291    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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