Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County

Stagecoach Roads in Sheridan County (HM1M7J)

Location: Ranchester, WY 82839 Sheridan County
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N 44° 53.78', W 107° 13.818'

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Bingham Post Office and Stage Station

Bingham Post Office and stage station on the Rock Creek stage line was located from 1879 to 1885 at Benjamin F. Smith's ranch on the north side of the Tongue River, where the stage road crossed. The site is in a field west of the ranch buildings, about a half mile southeast of this sign. The ranch was one of twenty-three stage stations, eighteen to twenty miles apart, on the Rock Creek to Montana stage road. The stations consisted of stables and houses for the employees on the route, and nine of them, including Bingham, also served as post offices.Bingham Post Office was named for John T. Bingham, superintendent from 1879 to 1882 of the northern half of the stage line (from Powder River, Wyoming, to Junction, Montana). A bridge was built here in the early 1880s that was washed out in 1884. B.F. Smith died about the same time, and Frank Mock took over the stage station and post office. In 1885 the post office was moved two and a half miles southeast to Frank McGrath's Keystone Ranch on Wolf Creek, retaining the name Bingham until 1894. After the post office was moved, the Rock Creek line adopted a new route on the south side of the Tongue River to Dayton, where a bridge had been built.
HM NumberHM1M7J
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Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 323901 N 4973854
Decimal Degrees44.89633333, -107.23030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 53.78', W 107° 13.818'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 53' 46.8" N, 107° 13' 49.08" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8651 US-14, Ranchester WY 82839, US
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