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Fort Steele, Wyoming

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So far, we have found very little information about Fort Steele. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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Our information shows that the community of Fort Steele is historic. The information below applies to the area where Fort Steele would have been located.

Typical Abbreviation: Ft. Steele

Time Zone: The area where Fort Steele was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT)

Telephone Area Code for surrounding area: (307)

Elevation: 6,500 feet [1,981.2 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen the following reference point for Fort Steele:

Lat:   41.778400°   (or 41°46'42" N)

Lon:   -106.946800°   (or -106°56'48" W)

USGS Topo Map:   Fort Steele<4>

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Fort Steele

GNIS ID:   1597319

FIPS State / Place Code:   56 / 28520

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Fort Steele)

About Carbon County

The community of Rawlins is the County Seat for Carbon County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Carbon)


2019 Est:<5>     14,832   (6.63% decrease since 2010)  
2010     15,885   (1.57% increase since 2000)
2000:     15,639

Total Area:<6>   7,963 sq. miles [20,626.6 km²]

Housing Units: <7>   8,576

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Carbon

GNIS ID:   1605069

FIPS State / County Code:   56 / 007

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Fort Steele)

About Wyoming

From the US Census


2019 Est:     580,116   (2.93% increase since 2010)  
2010:     563,626   (14.14% increase since 2000)
2000:     493,782

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Wyoming

GNIS ID:   1779807

FIPS State:   56

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Fort Steele)

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fort Steele, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Steele - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Fort Steele, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<4>Name of the USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Fort Steele.
<5>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Fort Steele. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<7>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).




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