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Welcome to Lost Springs ...

The town of Lost Springs is located in Converse County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lost Springs, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

A typical abbreviation for Lost Springs: Lost Spgs. (or less commonly used: Lost Spngs. or Lost Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lost Springs has a population of 4 people<2> (see below for details).

Lost Springs is 4,990 feet [1,521 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Lost Springs is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Lost Springs is located in the (307) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lost Springs had an population of 4 people (or an increase of 300% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lost Springs had a population of 4 people. This makes Lost Springs the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4 people, the population of Lost Springs increased 300% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lost Springs.

Communities Also Named Lost Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Lost Springs - it's located in Kansas.

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

Communities near Lost Springs ...

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

  • Glendo
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Manville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Shawnee
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Keeline
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
    • Keeline is located in Niobrara County
  • Orin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orin
    • Orin is located in Converse County
  • West Lance Creek ‑ Historic
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Lance Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lance Creek
    • West Lance Creek is located in Niobrara County
  • Douglas
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
  • Lance Creek
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
  • Lusk
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the east)
    • 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>
  • Wendover ‑ Historic
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
    • 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

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lost Springs ...

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

Adding Lost Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lost Springs 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 Lost Springs was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lost Springs.

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

The official website for Converse County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Converse, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lost Springs.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lost Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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.


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