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Cowley, Wyoming

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Welcome to Cowley ...

The town of Cowley is located in Big Horn County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cowley has a population of 753 people<2> (see below for details).

Cowley was established in 1900.

The community of Cowley is 3,990 feet [1,216 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Cowley is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Cowley: (307)

The ZIP code for Cowley: 82420<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cowley had an population of 753 people. This is an increase of 14.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cowley had a population of 655 people (which is 5.61% of the total population of Big Horn County). This makes Cowley the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Cowley represents 0.12% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 655 people, the population of Cowley increased 16.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 560 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cowley.

Adding Cowley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cowley 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 Cowley was on a map titled Map of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming (from Rand McNally, 1925).

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

Communities Also Named Cowley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Cowley - they are located in Alberta, Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and Yukon.

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

Communities near Cowley ...

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

  • Powell [Park County]
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    • Powell [Park County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Cowley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,127 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powell<6>
  • Lovell [Big Horn County]
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    • Lovell [Big Horn County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Cowley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,327 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovell<6>
  • Byron [Big Horn County]
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    • Byron [Big Horn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Cowley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 592 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byron<6>
  • Deaver [Big Horn County]
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    • Deaver [Big Horn County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Cowley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deaver<6>
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    • Frannie [Big Horn County]
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      • Frannie [Big Horn County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Cowley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frannie<6>
    • Garland [Park County]
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      • Garland [Park County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Cowley
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    • Kane [Big Horn County] - Historic
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      • Kane [Big Horn County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Cowley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kane have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ralston [Park County]
    • Emblem [Big Horn County]
    • Burlington [Big Horn County]
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      • Burlington [Big Horn County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the south of Cowley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 343 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cowley ...

Looking for more information about Cowley? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cowley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cowley.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Big Horn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cowley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cowley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Cowley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cowley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Cowley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cowley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CowleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8835, Longitude: -108.4694    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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