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Arlington
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic District
Arlington, Wyoming is located in Wyoming
Location: South of Interstate 80
Coordinates: 41°35′42″N 106°12′34″W / 41.595°N 106.20944°W / 41.595; -106.20944Coordinates: 41°35′42″N 106°12′34″W / 41.595°N 106.20944°W / 41.595; -106.20944
Built/Founded: 1860
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: November 25, 1983
NRHP Reference#: 83004268[1]

Arlington (also Rockdale)[2] is an unincorporated community in southeastern Carbon County, Wyoming, United States. It lies at the intersection of Interstate 80 and WYO 13,[3] northwest of Laramie and east of the city of Rawlins, the county seat of Carbon County.[4] Its elevation is 7,707 feet (2,349 m), and it is located at 41°35′41″N 106°12′30″W / 41.59472°N 106.20833°W / 41.59472; -106.20833 (41.5946899, -106.2083459).[2]

In its earliest years, Arlington was a commercial stop along the Overland Trail.[5] Founded circa 1860,[1] it began with the establishment of a bridge and stage stop at the crossing of Rock Creek, after which it was named until the early twentieth century.[5] In 1983, the community was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district for its nineteenth-century significance.[1]

In 1882, a post office was established at Rock Creek under the name of "Rock Dale."[5] Except for a gap in 1924 and 1925, a post office with the name of Arlington was operated in the community from 1902 to 1943.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Arlington, Wyoming
  3. ^ Topographical map of Arlington, United States Geological Survey. Accessed 2009-08-11.
  4. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '05. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2005, 116.
  5. ^ a b c Rock Creek Stage Station Historic District, Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, 2009-07-16. Accessed 2009-08-11.
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Arlington Post Office
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