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Welcome to Horse Creek ...

Horse Creek is located in Laramie County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Horse Creek: Horse Crk. (or less commonly used: Horse Ck. or Horse Cr.)

Horse Creek is 6,500 feet [1,981 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Horse Creek is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Horse Creek is within the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Horse Creek: 82061<3>

Communities Also Named Horse Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Horse Creek - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Horse Creek ...

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

  • Buford [Albany County]
  • Laramie [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
    • Laramie [Albany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the west of Horse Creek
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<5>
  • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
    • Sherman [Albany County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Horse Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sherman has also been known as:
    • Old Sherman
  • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the west of Horse Creek
    • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
    • Wyoming
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    • Ranchettes [Laramie County]
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      • Ranchettes [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranchettes have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchettes
    • The Buttes [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
      • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Buttes
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Horse Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<5>
    • Hermosa [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Horse Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
    • Bosler [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosler
      • Bosler [Albany County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the west of Horse Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosler

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Horse Creek ...

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

Adding Horse Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Laramie County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.wy.us/

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 Laramie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Horse Creek - 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 Horse Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Horse Creek 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Horse Creek) 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 Horse Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Horse CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Horse Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4160, Longitude: -105.1833    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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