Place:Big Piney, Uinta, Wyoming, United States

NameBig Piney
TypeInhabited place
Located inUinta, Wyoming, United States     (1879 - 1911)
Also located inSublette, Wyoming, United States     (1921 - )
Lincoln, Wyoming, United States     (1911 - 1921)

About Big Piney, Wyoming


Big Piney is the oldest settlement in Sublette County. It was founded in 1879, when rancher Daniel B. Budd and his partner Hugh McKay came with a thousand head of cattle from Nevada hoping to ship them, but got caught instead in severe winter weather in the Green River Valley. The following year, Dan Budd relocated his family to what is now known as Big Piney.

The town was named after Big Piney Creek. The creek took its name from the pine trees growing along the banks of the creek.[6]

Cattle and oil have traditionally been the two primary industries for the area.

The Wardell Buffalo Trap, a canyon used by Native Americans to trap bison, is in the vicinity of Big Piney.[7] Its potential archeological value led to its listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971

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