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Welcome to Orin ...

Orin is located in Converse County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Orin, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Orin, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1895.

Orin is 4,700 feet [1,433 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Orin is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Orin: (307)

Communities Also Named Orin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Orin - they are located in Oklahoma and Washington.

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

Communities near Orin ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Orin.

  • Douglas
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Glendo
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Lost Springs
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Shawnee
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Esterbrook
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esterbrook
    • Esterbrook is located in Converse County
  • Binford
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
    • Binford is located in Albany County
  • Keeline
    (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
    • Keeline is located in Niobrara County
  • Wendover ‑ Historic
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
    • 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
  • Manville
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orin ...

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

Adding Orin to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Orin post office opened in 1895.

We also found Orin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Wyoming (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Orin.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orin. 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 Converse, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orin - 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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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