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Welcome to Lance Creek ...

Lance Creek is located in Niobrara County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lance Creek, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1919.

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

Lance Creek is 4,470 feet [1,362 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Lance Creek is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Lance Creek lies within the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Lance Creek: 82222<3>

Communities near Lance Creek ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Lance Creek.

  • Manville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Keeline
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
    • Keeline is located in Niobrara County
  • Lusk
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
    • 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>
  • Lost Springs
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
  • Shawnee
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Kirtley
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirtley
    • Kirtley 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 Lance Creek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lance Creek.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lance Creek ...

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

Adding Lance Creek to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lance Creek 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 Lance Creek was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Lance Creek post office opened in 1919.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lance Creek.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lance Creek. 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 Niobrara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lance 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 Lance Creek). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lance Creek 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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