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Welcome to Islay ...

Islay is located in Laramie County<1>.

The location of Islay has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Islay is 6,700 feet [2,042 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Islay is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Islay lies within the (307) area code.

Communities Also Named Islay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Islay - they are located in Alberta, Ontario and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Islay ...

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

  • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
  • Buford [Albany County]
  • Sherman [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
    • Sherman [Albany County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Islay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sherman has also been known as:
    • Old Sherman
  • Ranchettes [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranchettes
    • Ranchettes [Laramie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Islay
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranchettes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranchettes
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
      • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Islay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<5>
    • South Greeley [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Greeley
      • South Greeley [Laramie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Islay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Greeley
    • Speer [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speer
      • Speer [Laramie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Islay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speer
    • Laramie [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laramie
      • Laramie [Albany County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the west of Islay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laramie<5>
    • The Buttes [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Buttes
      • The Buttes [Albany County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Islay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for The Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Buttes
    • Hermosa [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermosa
      • Hermosa [Albany County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Islay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Islay ...

Looking for more information about Islay? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Islay, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Islay.

Adding Islay to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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About Laramie County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Islay. 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 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Islay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Islay) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Islay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3178, Longitude: -105.1355       In this case, the coordinates for Islay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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