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Upton City Hall

October 23, 2014

Category: Town of Upton

Upton is a small Wyoming town in Weston County. Its location is Northeastern Wyoming and is about half way between Newcastle and Gillette. The town itself was actually named after George Upton who in his time was a railroad surveyor.

Old Town is a restored village reconstructed on the original site of Irontown. Reconstruction of the original Irontown settlement is underway, stop by to see the cabins, wagons and a sod house. For more information call the Upton chamber of commerce at 468-2228.

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Upton is located 70 miles east of thirteen open pit coal mines, including the Thunder Basin Coal Mine, the nation's largest. You can arrange to have guided tours to learn more about this critical industry in northeast Wyoming. Upton and Newcastle are on the railroad right-of-way that ships most of the coal to midwestern and eastern markets. There is an average of 75 Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad trains that pass through Weston County daily. This is a train watchers heaven!