Table Rock

Name:

Table Rock

County:

Sweetwater

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

41°37′34″N 108°23′17″W / 41.62611°N 108.38806°W / 41.62611

Elevation:

6,824 ft (2,080 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Table Rock is a ghost town in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. It was a census-designated place at the 2000 census, with a population of 82, but by the 2010 census the population had dropped to 0. Table Rock lies along Interstate 80 in the Red Desert Basin, between Rock Springs and Wamsutter. According to the United States Census Bureau, Table Rock has a total area of 6.8 square miles (17.6 km²), all of it land.

Remains:

Table Rock was built in the late 1970s by Colorado Interstate Gas (CIG) as a company town, to house workers during an area boom and housing shortage. It was built just north of the company’s natural gas processing plant. CIG provided employees three- or four-bedroom homes free of charge and built a community center. The village began to decline after El Paso Corp. acquired CIG in 2001. In 2003, the plant and town were bought by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, which then decided not to operate the village. Table Rock was closed in July 2003. The housing units were sold to real estate developers, and some of them moved to Rock Springs.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

2003

Current Status:

The remaining homes were demolished in late August, 2011, leaving the community center as the only structure standing on the village site, and it was scheduled to be moved

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