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Welcome to Salt Wells ...

Salt Wells is located in Sweetwater County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Salt Wells: Salt Wls.

Salt Wells is 6,370 feet [1,942 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Salt Wells is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Salt Wells lies within the (307) area code.

Adding Salt Wells to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Salt Wells 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 Salt Wells was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Salt Wells on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Salt Wells ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Salt Wells - they are located in Michigan and Nevada.

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

Communities near Salt Wells ...

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

  • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Salt Wells
    • 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>
  • Superior [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
    • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Salt Wells
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<5>
  • Point of Rocks [Sweetwater County]
  • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
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    • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County]
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      • Sweeney Ranch [Sweetwater County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Salt Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweeney Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweeney Ranch
    • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead Springs
      • Arrowhead Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Salt Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead Springs
    • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Rock Springs
      • North Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Salt Wells
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Salt Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quealy
    • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview Acres
      • Clearview Acres [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Salt Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview Acres
    • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Sage
      • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Salt Wells
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Sage

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Salt Wells ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Salt Wells. 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 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 Salt Wells - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Salt Wells) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Wells. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6547, Longitude: -108.9860       In this case, the coordinates for Salt Wells 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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