Shawnee, Wyoming

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Shawnee, Wyoming
Unincorporated community
Shawnee, Wyoming is located in Wyoming
Shawnee, Wyoming
Shawnee, Wyoming
Location within the state of Wyoming
Coordinates: 42°44′52″N 105°0′35″W / 42.74778°N 105.00972°W / 42.74778; -105.00972Coordinates: 42°44′52″N 105°0′35″W / 42.74778°N 105.00972°W / 42.74778; -105.00972
CountryUnited States
StateWyoming
CountyConverse
Elevation5,059 ft (1,542 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes82229
GNIS feature ID1594167[1]

Shawnee is an unincorporated community in southeastern Converse County, Wyoming, United States. It lies along the concurrent U.S. Routes 18 and 20 east of the city of Douglas, the county seat of Converse County.[2] Its elevation is 5,059 feet (1,542 m).[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Shawnee was established in 1887,[3] and remained in operation until it closed in 2007.[4] The community took its name from nearby Shawnee Creek.[5]

Education[edit]

Public education in the community of Shawnee is provided by Converse County School District #1. Zoned campuses include Shawnee School (grades K-8) and Douglas High School (grades 9-12).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shawnee, Wyoming". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 116.
  3. ^ "Converse County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  4. ^ http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postmasterfinder/welcome.htm
  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. 124.