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Welcome to Moorcroft ...

The town of Moorcroft is located in Crook County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Moorcroft, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1889.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Moorcroft has a population of 1,083 people<2> (see below for details).

Moorcroft is 4,260 feet [1,298 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Moorcroft is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Moorcroft is within the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Moorcroft: 82721<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moorcroft had an population of 1,083 people. This is an increase of 7.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moorcroft had a population of 1,009 people (or 14.25% of the total population of Crook County). This makes Moorcroft the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Moorcroft represents 0.18% of the total population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 43rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,009 people, the population of Moorcroft increased 25.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 807 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Moorcroft.

Communities near Moorcroft ...

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

  • Upton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Pine Haven
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Rozet
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Thornton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
    • Thornton is located in Weston County
  • Carlile
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Linden
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
    • Linden is located in Crook County
  • Adon
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adon
    • Adon is located in Campbell County
  • Collins Heights
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins Heights
    • Collins Heights is located in Campbell County
  • Sleepy Hollow
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Hollow
    • Sleepy Hollow is located in Campbell County
  • Antelope Valley - Crestview
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Antelope Valley - Crestview. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Valley - Crestview
    • Antelope Valley - Crestview is located in Campbell 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 Moorcroft. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moorcroft.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moorcroft. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Moorcroft.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moorcroft ...

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

Adding Moorcroft to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Moorcroft 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 Moorcroft was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Moorcroft post office opened in 1889.

We also found Moorcroft in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Moorcroft.

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

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 Crook, 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 Moorcroft.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moorcroft - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Moorcroft). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Moorcroft or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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