Arlington, Wyoming

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Arlington, Wyoming
CDP
Arlington, Wyoming is located in Wyoming
Arlington, Wyoming
Arlington, Wyoming
Location within the state of Wyoming
Coordinates: 41°35′41″N 106°12′30″W / 41.59472°N 106.20833°W / 41.59472; -106.20833Coordinates: 41°35′41″N 106°12′30″W / 41.59472°N 106.20833°W / 41.59472; -106.20833
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Carbon
Area
 • Total 4.0 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Land 4.0 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 7,707 ft (2,349 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 25
 • Density 6.3/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 307
FIPS code 56-03245[2]
GNIS feature ID 1609063[3]
Arlington
Location South of Interstate 80
Coordinates 41°35′41″N 106°12′30″W / 41.59472°N 106.20833°W / 41.59472; -106.20833
Built 1860
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83004268[4]
Added to NRHP November 25, 1983

Arlington (also Rockdale)[5] is a census-designated place (CDP) in southeastern Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 25 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Arlington lies at the intersection of Interstate 80 and WYO 13,[6] northwest of Laramie and east of the city of Rawlins, the county seat of Carbon County.[7] Its elevation is 7,707 feet (2,349 m), and it is located at 41°35′41″N 106°12′30″W / 41.59472°N 106.20833°W / 41.59472; -106.20833 (41.5946899, -106.2083459).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.5 km2), all of it land.[8]

History[edit]

In its earliest years, Arlington was a commercial stop along the Overland Trail.[9] Founded circa 1860,[4] it began with the establishment of a bridge and stage stop at the crossing of Rock Creek, after which it was named until the early twentieth century.[9] In 1983, the community was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district for its nineteenth-century significance.[4]

In 1882, a post office was established at Rock Creek under the name of "Rock Dale."[9] Except for a gap in 1924 and 1925, a post office with the name of Arlington was operated in the community from 1902 to 1943.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arlington, Wyoming
  6. ^ Topographical map of Arlington, United States Geological Survey. Accessed 2009-08-11.
  7. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '05. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2005, 116.
  8. ^ "2010 Wyoming Place Names". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c Rock Creek Stage Station Historic District, Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, 2009-07-16. Accessed 2009-08-11.
  10. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arlington Post Office