One of Wyoming’s Best Kept Secrets

The Town of Guernsey is named for New Yorker C.A. Guernsey, who in 1880 moved west and purchased land in what was then Laramie County. Prior to Guernsey’s arrival, the area where modern day Guernsey is located, was known as the “emigrant’s wash tub”. This is where all the pioneers came to bathe and do their wash. C.A. Guernsey was a legislator, rancher, mining promoter, and author of the book, “Wyoming Cowboy Days”. Mr. Guernsey was also instrumental in building the Guernsey Dam.

Guernsey lies directly on the old Oregon Trail. Ruts were formed in the limestone by thousands of wag