Atlantic City

Name:

Atlantic City

County:

Fremont

Zip Code:

82520

Latitude / Longitude:

42°29′43″N 108°43′8″W / 42.49528°N 108.71889°W / 42.49528

Elevation:

7,694 ft (2,345 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Atlantic City is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fremont County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 37 at the 2010 census. The community is a small mining settlement in a gulch near South Pass in southwestern Wyoming.

Remains:

It was founded as a mining camp following the 1867 gold rush in the region. The town declined following the end of the placer gold rush in the early 1870s, but continued to exist as advances in mining technology allowed further extraction of gold. From the 1960s until 1983, it was the location of US Steel iron ore mine. The town is accessible by gravel roads from nearby Wyoming Highway 28.

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Current Status:

The town today has rustic flavor, with a small cluster of residences and the preserved Atlantic City Mercantile store and restaurant along the main road through town. It attracts a small number of tourists in the summer as well.

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