Guernsey History

HistoryIn the 1840's the area that modern day Guernsey is located on was known as the "emigrant's wash tub". Here the pioneers washed clothes, watered stock and took baths. In the year 1880, a New Yorker named Charles A. Guernsey moved west and bought some land in what was then Laramie County. It is on this land that the present day Guernsey is found. CA Guernsey, author of "Wyoming Cowboy Days", was a legislator, a rancher and also promoted mining. Guernsey

Signwas instrumental in the building of the Guernsey Dam. The town of Guernsey lies directly on the old Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail Ruts, which are a national monument, are the Epitome of the trail and its markers. The thousands of covered wagons, carts and conestogas drawn by oxen, horses or mules carved into the Wyoming sandstone a lasting memory of those hardy pioneers who crossed this

Cliffmighty country to settle on the West Coast. Register Cliff served as a Register for pioneers crossing the country on the Oregon Trail. The names carved as early as 1847 are still visible today. The Town was incorporated in 1902 when the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad reached the area.

Today, Guernsey is still a scenic town of 1150 friendly people

Damand is nestled along the banks of the North Platte River and located on Highway 26 in Southeastern Wyoming. The area abounds in archaeological sites, some as old as 10,000 years.

For more information on the history or even current events happening in our town, contact our Visitor Center at (307) 836-2715 or Town Hall at (307) 836-2335. We will be happy to provide you with any and all details! We look forward to seeing you soon!