Introduction to Torrington, Wyoming
Torrington was founded and named by W.G. Curtis. It was named after Torrington, Connecticut. It was originally a watering and coaling station. The first post office of the city was established in 1889. It was surveyed by Ashland B. Smith on April 21, 1900. The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad was the first railroad to enter the city. Torrington was officially incorporated in 1908. It became the county seat of the newly formed Goshen County in 1911. The first courthouse was built in 1913.
Torrington and nearby Attractions
- Homesteader's Museum
- Fort Laramie National Historical Site
- Western History Center
- Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area
- Guernsey State Park
Things To Do In Torrington
Torrington offers easy access to several popular attractions, including the Wildcat Hills State Recreation Area, the Western History Center and Guernsey State Park. The Homesteader's Museum provides insights into the area’s history. The Fort Laramie National Historical Site is less than half an hour's drive away.
Cheyenne Airport is accessible from Torrington.
Torrington Higher Education
Eastern Wyoming College is located in Torrington. Chadron State College, the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Wyoming are also nearby.