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Hyattville, WY

Quick Facts
  • Elevation 4475
  • Population 73
  • The community was initially named Paintrock, in 1896, after the nearby cliffs which were covered with pictographs and petroglyphs.
  • Paintrock was renamed Hyattville after store owner and first postmaster, Sam Hyatt.
  • Asa Mercer settled here after leaving Cheyenne following the publication of Banditti of the Plains. Banditti of the Plains was a harsh portrayal of cattlemen during the Johnson County War.
  • Hyattville is situated between Paint Rock Creek and Medicine Lodge Creek.
Hyattville, WY photo
Hyattville, WY photo