Laramie in Albany County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Louisa Gardner Swain made world history as the first woman to vote in a general election. She cast her ballot early in the morning of September 6th, 1870 in Laramie, Wyoming.
World wide attention focused on Laramie in March, 1870 when the first women in history to serve on a jury dealt stern justice in cases of murder, horse-stealing, and illegal branding. They were Miss Eliza Stewart, Mrs. Amelia Hatcher, Mrs. G.F. Hilton, Mrs. Mary Mackel, Mrs. Agnes Baker, and Mrs. Sarah A. Pease.
The first woman bailiff in the world, Mrs. Martha Symons-Boies, was appointed to arrange accommodations for the first woman jurors when the Grand Jury met in a building at First and Garfield Streets in Laramie, March 1870.
Mary Godat Bellamy, the first women elected to the Wyoming State Legislature, represented Albany County in
Erected by Laramie Woman's Club.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Women. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 6, 1870.
Location. 41° 18.716′ N, 105° 35.331′ W. Marker is in Laramie, Wyoming, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from East Ivinson Avenue near 6th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 East Ivinson Avenue, Laramie WY 82070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Franchise (approx. 0.3 miles away); 150 N. 2nd Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Laramie Timeline (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Woman Jury (approx. 0.4 miles away); Laramie (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Crowheart Butte (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Appaloosa (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chief Washakie (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laramie.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on October 16, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.