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The town of Van Tassell is located in Niobrara County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Van Tassell, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1910.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Van Tassell has a population of 18 people<2> (see below for details).

Van Tassell is 4,740 feet [1,445 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Van Tassell is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel south from Van Tassell (for example, toward Henry (NE)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Van Tassell is located in the (307) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Van Tassell had an population of 18 people. This is an increase of 20% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Van Tassell had a population of 15 people. This makes Van Tassell the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15 people, the population of Van Tassell decreased 16.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Van Tassell.

Communities near Van Tassell ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Van Tassell.

  • Lusk
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • 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>
  • Harrison
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Kirtley
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirtley
    • Kirtley is located in Niobrara County
  • Jay Em
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jay Em
    • Jay Em is located in Goshen County
  • Montrose ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
    • Montrose is located in Sioux County (NE)
  • Manville
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Van Tassell ...

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

Adding Van Tassell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Van Tassell post office opened in 1910.

We also found Van Tassell on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wyoming (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Van Tassell.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Van Tassell. 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 Niobrara, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Van Tassell.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Van Tassell - 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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