About Goshen County
Nestled along the Nebraska border in southeastern Wyoming, Goshen County is the gateway to the West, where covered wagons once rumbled across the open prairies on the Oregon, Mormon Pioneer, and California trails. Its rich history includes the Fort Laramie National Historic Site, the Hell Gap Paleoindian Site, the Oregon Trail Historic Byway, and the Homesteaders Museum, to name a few.
Goshen County was organized in 1913 and includes the incorporated city of Torrington, and towns of Lingle, Fort Laramie, Yoder and LaGrange. Unincorporated population centers in the county include Jay Em, Prairie Center, Hawk Springs, Huntley, and Iowa Center.
Here in Goshen County, locals and visitors alike enjoy hunting, recreation at the Hawk Springs and Springer Reservoirs, and fishing at the Platte and Laramie Rivers that pass through the county. Within the county, you’ll find two outdoor swimming pools and a golf course for recreational activities.
Feel at ease as you watch wild geese soar through clear skies, lumbering cattle graze in pastures, and the sunset against an endless horizon, with fields of corn and hay as far as the eye can see.