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Welcome to Shawnee ...

Shawnee is located in Converse County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Shawnee, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

Shawnee is 5,050 feet [1,539 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Shawnee is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Shawnee: (307)

The ZIP code for Shawnee: 82229<3>

Communities Also Named Shawnee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 24 communities that are also named Shawnee - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Texas (2), Virginia, Washington (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Shawnee ...

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

  • Douglas
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Glendo
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Manville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Lost Springs
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Orin
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orin have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orin
    • Orin is located in Converse County
  • Keeline
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keeline
    • Keeline is located in Niobrara County
  • Lance Creek
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
  • West Lance Creek ‑ Historic
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Lance Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lance Creek
    • West Lance Creek is located in Niobrara County
  • Lusk
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lusk
    • Lusk is located in Niobrara County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,474 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lusk <4>
  • Esterbrook
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Esterbrook
    • Esterbrook is located in Converse 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 Shawnee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shawnee.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shawnee ...

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

Adding Shawnee to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Shawnee post office opened in 1887.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Shawnee.

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

The official website for Converse County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shawnee - 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 Shawnee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shawnee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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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