Pop. 5,776 Elev. 4,104

Situated near the Platte River along the Oregon and Mormon Trails, the Cheyenne/ Deadwood Stage Route, and the Texas Trail, Torrington is now a busy farming community reminiscent of the Midwest. When William G. Curtis opened the post office out of his ranch here, he named it for his hometown of Torrington, Connecticut. When the Burlington Railroad arrived in 1900, the town was relocated off ranch property, and was officially platted in 1907.

With two major waterways diverted from the river (Fort Laramie Canal and Interstate Canal), Torrington was excellent property for homesteaders. The town grew with the production of sugar beets, dry beans, corn, hay, alfalfa, and oats, and continues to depend on these crops today. The Holly Sugar Factory, which processes the sugar beets grown in the area, is the town’s number one employer.

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