Moneta, Wyoming

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Moneta, Wyoming
Moneta is located in Wyoming
Moneta
Moneta
Moneta is located in the United States
Moneta
Moneta
Coordinates: 43°09′42″N 107°43′29″W / 43.16167°N 107.72472°W / 43.16167; -107.72472Coordinates: 43°09′42″N 107°43′29″W / 43.16167°N 107.72472°W / 43.16167; -107.72472
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyFremont
Elevation
5,440 ft (1,660 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)307
GNIS feature ID1609126[1]

Moneta is an unincorporated community in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. Moneta is located on U.S. Route 26 20.1 miles (32.3 km) east-southeast of Shoshoni. It is also located close to the geographic center of the state.

History[edit]

Moneta was laid out in 1906.[2] It was named after Moneta, Iowa.[2] A post office was established in Moneta in 1906, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1972.[3]

In 2002, the vehicle in the "Lil' Miss murder" was uncovered in Moneta after DNA evidence linked the landowner, Dale Wayne Eaton, to the murder of Lisa Kimmell.[4] Following a civil suit in which Eaton's land was given to Kimmell's parents, the buildings on the property were burned to the ground.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Moneta". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 104.
  3. ^ "Fremont County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  4. ^ TARA WESTREICHER, Caspar Star-Tribune. "Murder charge filed in 'Lil Miss' killing". Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ ANTHONY LANE, Casper Star-Tribune. "Murder victim's parents watch killer's house burn". Retrieved 12 October 2018.