Orin, Wyoming

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Orin, Wyoming
Orin, Wyoming is located in Wyoming
Orin, Wyoming
Orin, Wyoming
Coordinates: 42°39′12″N 105°11′33″W / 42.65333°N 105.19250°W / 42.65333; -105.19250Coordinates: 42°39′12″N 105°11′33″W / 42.65333°N 105.19250°W / 42.65333; -105.19250
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyConverse
Area
 • Total1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land1.0 sq mi (2.6 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (.3 km2)
Elevation
4,705 ft (1,434 m)
Population
 • Total46
 • Density41/sq mi (16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)307
FIPS code56-58100[2]
GNIS feature ID1592478[3]

Orin is a village, and the locus of a same-named census-designated place (CDP), in Converse County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 46 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

A post office called Orin Junction was established in 1891, the name was changed to Orin in 1895, and the post office closed in about 1962.[4] The community was named for Orin Hughitt, the uncle of a railroad official.[5]

Orin was the final place outlaw Doc Middleton owned and operated a saloon, before dying in the local jail in 1913.

Geography[edit]

The community is located at the intersection of Interstate 25/U.S. Route 26/U.S. Route 87 and U.S. Route 18/U.S. Route 20. Orin is about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Douglas. A BNSF Railway line runs through the community.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km²) (9.1%) of it water.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 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. ^ "Converse County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  5. ^ 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. 111.
  6. ^ "2010 Wyoming Place Names". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 11, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2012.