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Near Jeffrey City in Fremont County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Split Rock

 
 
Split Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
1. Split Rock Marker
Inscription. A famous natural landmark used by Indians, trappers, and emigrants on the Oregon Trail. Site of Split Rock Pony Express 1860-1861, stage and telegraph station is on the south side of the Sweetwater. Split Rock can be seen as a cleft on the Rattlesnake Range.
 
Erected 1956 by Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pony Express National Historic Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 28.373′ N, 107° 36.247′ W. Marker is near Jeffrey City, Wyoming, in Fremont County. Marker is on U.S. 287 2.5 miles west of California Emigrant Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of US Route 287 approx. 11.5 miles east of Jeffrey City and approx. 11.5 miles northwest of State Route 220. Marker is in this post office area: Jeffrey City WY 82310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Split Rock (approx. 3.2 miles away); Trails to Opportunity (approx. 3.2 miles away); Split Rock Meadows (approx. 3.2 miles away); Wild Horses
Split Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 28, 2013
2. Split Rock Marker
Split Rock in right background
(approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named Split Rock (approx. 3.2 miles away); Pony Express (approx. 3.2 miles away); Muddy Gap (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 25, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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