10 Interesting Facts About Douglas, Wyoming

Facts About Douglas, Wyoming

Facts About Douglas

  1. Douglas was platted in 1886 when the Wyoming Central Railway established a railway station
  2. Douglas is located in east-central Wyoming and is the county seat for Converse County.
  3. Douglas was Incorporated in September of 1887 with a total population of 805, Douglas was born as the result of the extension of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad through Central Wyoming.
  4. Douglas was named after Stephen A Douglas, a noted statesman from Illinois.
  5. Douglas served as headquarters and shipping point for the cattle and sheep industry which had developed on the vast prairie and mountain pastures.
  6. The city of Douglas has a total area of 4.76 square miles, of which 4.58 square miles is land and 0.18 square miles is water
  7. Douglas is located at 42°45′22″N 105°23′4″W (42.756008, -105.384555).
  8. Douglas was first known as “Tent City” before it was officially named “Douglas”.
  9. Douglas was the home of a World War II internment camp.
  10. The estimated population of Douglas is 16,534, as of 2019.


Facts About Douglas, Wyoming
Facts About Douglas, Wyoming