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Welcome to Fort Laramie ...

The town of Fort Laramie is located in Goshen County<1> (at the time of its founding, Fort Laramie was located in Laramie County).

A typical abbreviation for Fort Laramie: Ft. Laramie

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Laramie has a population of 226 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Laramie.

Fort Laramie is 4,230 feet [1,289 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Fort Laramie is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Fort Laramie: (307)

The ZIP code for Fort Laramie: 82212<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Laramie had an population of 226 people. This is a decrease of 1.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Laramie had a population of 230 people. This makes Fort Laramie the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Fort Laramie represents 0.04% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 230 people, the population of Fort Laramie decreased 5.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 243 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Laramie.

Communities near Fort Laramie ...

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

  • Torrington [Goshen County]
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    • Torrington [Goshen County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Laramie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,565 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrington<6>
  • Guernsey [Platte County]
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    • Guernsey [Platte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Fort Laramie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guernsey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guernsey<6>
  • Lingle [Goshen County]
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    • Lingle [Goshen County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Laramie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 454 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lingle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lingle<6>
  • Hartville [Platte County]
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    • Hartville [Platte County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Laramie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sunrise [Platte County] - Historic
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      • Sunrise [Platte County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Laramie
    • Jay Em [Goshen County]
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      • Jay Em [Goshen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Laramie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jay Em
    • Veteran [Goshen County]
    • Wendover [Platte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendover
      • Wendover [Platte County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Laramie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chugcreek [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugcreek
      • Chugcreek [Platte County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Fort Laramie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugcreek
    • Yoder [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yoder
      • Yoder [Goshen County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southeast of Fort Laramie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yoder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yoder<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 Fort Laramie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Laramie.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Laramie ...

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

Adding Fort Laramie to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Laramie 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 Fort Laramie was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Goshen County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Goshen, 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 Fort Laramie.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Laramie - 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 Fort Laramie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Laramie 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 'straight-line' (or 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 Laramie) 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 Laramie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort LaramieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Laramie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2137, Longitude: -104.5178    
<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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