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Welcome to Fort Bridger ...

Fort Bridger is located in Uinta County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Fort Bridger, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1850.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Bridger: Ft. Bridger

Fort Bridger is 6,670 feet [2,033 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Fort Bridger is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Fort Bridger is within the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Bridger: 82933<3>

Communities near Fort Bridger ...

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

  • Lyman
  • Mountain View
  • Carter
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    • Carter lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Fort Bridger.
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  • Robertson
  • Bridger
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    • Bridger lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Fort Bridger.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridger have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Piedmont ‑ Historic
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    • Piedmont was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Bridger.
  • Lonetree
  • Hilliard
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    • Hilliard lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Bridger.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilliard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Black's Fork ‑ Historic
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    • Black's Fork was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Bridger.
    • Black's Fork has also been known as:
    • Blacks Fork Commissary
  • Burntfork
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    • Burntfork lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Fort Bridger.
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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 Fort Bridger. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Bridger.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Bridger ...

Looking for more information about Fort Bridger? 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 Fort Bridger, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Bridger.

Adding Fort Bridger to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Bridger 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 Fort Bridger was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Fort Bridger post office opened in 1850.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fort Bridger.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Bridger. 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 Fort Bridger - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Fort Bridger). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Bridger or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Bridger) 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 Fort Bridger. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort BridgerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Bridger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3193, Longitude: -110.3843    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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