In 1824 Frederick Augustus Hely (1794–1836) purchased of land, adjacent to Narara Reserve. Hely named the land after the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania, made famous by the 1809 poem Gertrude of Wyoming by Thomas Campbell which told the story of American colonists in the Wyoming Valley. The state of Wyoming in the western United States of America, named many years after the Central Coast town, is also named after the poem.
Hely was the Principal Superintendent of Convicts. He was born in Ireland and died in Sydney. He died before the house he was planning to build at Wyoming was completed. His mausoleum lies beside the Pacific Highway at Wyoming, close to the family home which was built by his widow. The grave was designed by the architect John Verge and was recently restored after falling into disrepair.
Wyoming is a mainly commercial/residential suburb. The first building was the local pub which was built by convicts in 1854 and still exists today. Wyoming also has a medical centre, three primary schools, the Wyoming Shopping Village, and a number of fast-food outlets, petrol stations and other shops. Wyoming is also home of the football (soccer) club Wyoming Tigers.
Many residential streets in the suburb are bordered by temperate-subtropical rainforest, with interesting bushwalking opportunities.
With the expected re-development of Gosford city, the suburb's close proximity to the CBD will see house prices increase. The suburb is around 5 minutes from the city and proposed waterfront re-development, making Wyoming an attractive investment opportunity. Notable Streets include Elissa Crescent, Maya Street, Calantha Drive, Jean Norman Close, Georgia Avenue, Dana Close (off Giselle Avenue), Christopher Close, Crawford Crescent, Chamberlain Road (near Giselle Avenue) and the far northern section of Maidens Brush Road.
There has been a recent push to rename the suburb, or part of the suburb, “Valley View” (where all the streets listed above, bar Maidens Brush Road, are located, as well as the very popular local primary school). This is to separate the more established, leafy sections of the suburb from the poorer housing commission areas of the south.
Notable athletes who have grown up in Wyoming, Joshua Blackshaw and Ryan Mulligan, were also educated at Valley View Public School.