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(Sweetwater County)

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Welcome to Point of Rocks ...

Point of Rocks is located in Sweetwater County<1>.

Point of Rocks is 6,520 feet [1,987 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Point of Rocks is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Point of Rocks is located in the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Point of Rocks: 82942<3>

Communities Also Named Point of Rocks ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Wyoming communities named Point of Rocks: This one is located in Sweetwater County and the other is located in Albany County.

Beyond Wyoming, there are 10 communities that are also named Point of Rocks - they are located in Arizona (2), California, Kansas (2), Maryland, Nebraska and Nevada (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Point of Rocks.

Communities near Point of Rocks ...

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

  • Superior [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
    • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Point of Rocks
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<5>
  • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Point of Rocks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
  • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweeney Ranch
    • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Point of Rocks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweeney Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweeney Ranch
  • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
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    • Table Rock [Sweetwater County]
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      • Table Rock [Sweetwater County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the east of Point of Rocks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock
    • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Springs
      • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Point of Rocks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Springs
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the west of Point of Rocks
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<5>
    • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Rock Springs
      • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the west of Point of Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Rock Springs
    • Quealy [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quealy
      • Quealy [Sweetwater County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Point of Rocks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quealy
    • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview Acres
      • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the west of Point of Rocks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview Acres

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Point of Rocks ...

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

Adding Point of Rocks to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Point of Rocks in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Point of Rocks was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Point of Rocks on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Point of Rocks on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.wy.us/

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 Sweetwater, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Point of Rocks - 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 Point of Rocks). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Point of Rocks or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Point of Rocks) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Point of Rocks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Point of RocksOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Point of Rocks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6807, Longitude: -108.7866    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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