About This Place
Torrington is a city in and the county seat of Goshen County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 5,776 at the 2000 census. Torrington is the home of Eastern Wyoming College.
Former Governor Stanley K. Hathaway was born in Nebraska but resided in Torrington.
The city was founded by W.G. Curtis and named by him for his home town of Torrington, Connecticut. Originally a watering and coaling station for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (CB&Q), the blossoming town soon became the main source of civilization for nearby residents. With a post office (established in 1889) and several businesses, it became a central area of trade for that region of Wyoming. The town site was surveyed April 21, 1900 by Ashland B. Smith of the Lincoln Land Company of Nebraska, and in June the land was sold to its residents for one dollar by the president of the real estate extension of the CB&Q. Torrington was incorporated in 1908.