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Facts About Rawlins, Wyoming

10 Interesting Facts About Rawlins, Wyoming

Facts About Rawlins

  1. Rawlins was founded by Civil War General John A. Rawlins in 1882.
  2. Rawlins was incorporated in 1886.
  3. Rawlins is located in Carbon County at 41°47′25″N 107°14′3″W (41.790397, -107.234297).
  4. The city has a total area of 8.28 square miles, of which 8.24 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles is water.
  5. The city is approximately 6,800 feet above sea level.
  6. In 1874 “Rawlins Red” pigment from the local paint mines was sent 2,000 miles to be used on the Brooklyn Bridge.
  7. Rawlins is home to the state penitentiary; the Frontier Prison, which served as the penitentiary from 1901 to 1981 is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  8. The average annual precipitation is 10.9 inches with snowfall at 41.5 inches.
  9. Rawlins is located in the south-central portion of Wyoming in Carbon County the third largest county in Wyoming.
  10. Rawlins is a city located in the county of Carbon in the U.S. state of Wyoming.
Facts About Rawlins, Wyoming
Facts About Rawlins, Wyoming

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