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Jay Em is located in Goshen County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Jay Em, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1909.

Jay Em is 4,580 feet [1,396 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Jay Em is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Jay Em is located in the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Jay Em: 82219<3>

Communities near Jay Em ...

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

  • Fort Laramie
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Van Tassell
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Sunrise ‑ Historic
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
    • Sunrise is located in Platte County
  • Hartville
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Lusk
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lusk
    • Lusk is located in Niobrara County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,474 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lusk <4>
  • Lingle
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
  • Guernsey
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
  • Manville
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
  • Wendover ‑ Historic
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendover have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendover
    • Wendover is located in Platte County
  • Keeline
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
    • Keeline is located in Niobrara County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jay Em ...

Looking for more information about Jay Em? 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 Jay Em, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jay Em.

Adding Jay Em to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jay Em 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 Jay Em was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Jay Em post office opened in 1909.

We also found Jay Em on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wyoming (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jay Em.

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

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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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jay Em - 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 Jay Em). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jay Em or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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