Linch, Wyoming

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Linch, Wyoming
Unincorporated community
Linch, Wyoming is located in Wyoming
Linch, Wyoming
Linch, Wyoming
Location within the state of Wyoming
Linch, Wyoming is located in the US
Linch, Wyoming
Linch, Wyoming
Linch, Wyoming (the US)
Coordinates: 43°36′23″N 106°11′46″W / 43.60639°N 106.19611°W / 43.60639; -106.19611Coordinates: 43°36′23″N 106°11′46″W / 43.60639°N 106.19611°W / 43.60639; -106.19611
CountryUnited States
Elevation4,957 ft (1,511 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes82640
GNIS feature ID1590693[1]

Linch is an unincorporated community in southeastern Johnson County, Wyoming, United States. It lies along WYO 192 southeast of the city of Buffalo, the county seat of Johnson County.[2] Its elevation is 4,957 feet (1,511 m).[1] Although Linch is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 82640.[3]

Public education in the community of Linch is provided by Johnson County School District #1. Linch also has a branch of the Johnson County Library.[4]

Linch was named for a local pioneer family. Oil was discovered near Linch in 1947, and is the primary business.[5]

The approximately 3 sections of land around the town of Linch is currently owned by Ronald Bruce Linch Sr. whose father Wilfred Bruce Linch and wife Dixie Linch homesteaded the land in the early 1900s. Ronald Bruce Linch owns and operates the town's only business-Linch Contractors and Sierra Construction.


  1. ^ a b "Linch, Wyoming". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 116.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine.
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  5. ^ Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing Company. ISBN 0-87842-204-8.