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Welcome to Oil Springs ...

Oil Springs is located in Carbon County<1>.

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

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

Oil Springs is 6,600 feet [2,012 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Oil Springs is 1¼ mile [or 2 km] above sea level.

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

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

Communities Also Named Oil Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Oil Springs - they are located in Kentucky, Ontario and Texas.

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

Communities near Oil Springs ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Oil Springs.

  • Hanna [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanna
    • Hanna [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Oil Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanna<5>
  • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Oil Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<5>
  • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the south of Oil Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<5>
  • Rock River [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
    • Rock River [Albany County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Oil Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock River<5>
  • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the southeast of Oil Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Walcott [Carbon County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Oil Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oil Springs.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oil Springs ...

Looking for more information about Oil 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.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oil Springs. 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 Carbon, 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 Oil Springs - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oil Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oil Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9911, Longitude: -106.2675       In this case, the coordinates for Oil Springs 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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