Wyoming: Goshen County

Goshen County (pop. 13,249) is north of Laramie County. It is Wyoming’s number-one agricultural county.

Mainly cattle, corn, wheat, and alfalfa

Torrington (pop. 6,501), the county seat, is in the eastern part of the county, about eight miles from the Nebraska border.

Eastern Wyoming College (1948) is a community college in Torrington.

It has about 1,500 students.

The U.S. Post Office in Torrington is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Built in 1932

The Wyoming 2 Theatre in Torrington dates from the 1920s.

Still showing movies

The unincorporated community of Jay Em, north of Torrington, got its name from the initials of local rancher Jim Moore.

Its population declined in the 1930s.

Fort Laramie National Historic Site is west of Torrington. It was a major trading post in the 19th century, serving the overland fur trade.

Also a frontier post of the U.S. Army

Today’s town of Fort Laramie (pop. 230) is across the North Platte River from the historic fort.


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2 comments on “Wyoming: Goshen County

  1. John and Krista Sunderson says:

    Forwarded to Tom Gravette – he’s got some ties to Wyoming. You might get a question or two from him some Sunday morning.


    Sent from my iPad

  2. Lois says:

    Wyoming! I like the post office, theater, and the Welcome sign. Also the small town of Jay Em. It looks fairly abandoned, like places along the 395, though there may be a few folks living there.

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