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Welcome to Wheatland ...

The town of Wheatland is located in Platte County<1> (at the time of its founding, Wheatland was located in Laramie County) and is the County Seat for Platte County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wheatland has a population of 3,494 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wheatland.

Wheatland is 4,760 feet [1,451 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Wheatland is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

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

Wheatland lies within the (307) area code.

The ZIP code for Wheatland: 82201<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wheatland had an population of 3,494 people. This is a decrease of 3.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wheatland had a population of 3,627 people (which is 41.85% of the total population of Platte County). This makes Wheatland the county's most populous community.

The population of Wheatland represents 0.64% of the population of Wyoming (which has 563,626 people), making it the state's 19th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,627 people, the population of Wheatland increased 2.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,548 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wheatland.

Communities Also Named Wheatland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Wheatland - they are located in California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Texas (4), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Wheatland ...

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

  • Guernsey [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guernsey
    • Guernsey [Platte County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Wheatland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guernsey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guernsey<6>
  • Westview Circle [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westview Circle
    • Westview Circle [Platte County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Wheatland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westview Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westview Circle
  • Slater [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slater
    • Slater [Platte County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Wheatland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slater have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slater
  • Wendover [Platte County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendover
    • Wendover [Platte County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Wheatland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendover have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chugwater [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugwater
      • Chugwater [Platte County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the south of Wheatland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chugwater<6>
    • Hartville [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartville
      • Hartville [Platte County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Wheatland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartville<6>
    • Sunrise [Platte County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise
      • Sunrise [Platte County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Wheatland
    • Fort Laramie [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Laramie
      • Fort Laramie [Goshen County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the northeast of Wheatland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Laramie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Laramie<6>
    • Binford [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Binford
      • Binford [Albany County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Wheatland
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Binford
    • Veteran [Goshen 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 Wheatland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wheatland.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheatland. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wheatland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wheatland ...

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

Adding Wheatland to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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

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 Platte, 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 Wheatland.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheatland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Wheatland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wheatland or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheatland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wheatland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WheatlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheatland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0545, Longitude: -104.9575    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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