The county seat of Johnson County, Wyoming, Buffalo is a city that was populated by 3,900 people as of the 2000 U.S. Census. The city covers 3.5 square miles of total area, all land, atop an elevation of 4,646 feet above sea level. Despite its history, Buffalo's economy is booming in present day due to methane production, the result of a coal bed methane extraction method used in the Powder River Basin, as well as the surrounding areas. The city is close to many historical sites such as Fort Phil Kearney, Fetterman's Massacre Site and the Wagon Box Fight.
It is also a short drive to the hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the infamous "Hole in the Wall." If you need to find something to do in the city, check the Buffalo, WY Business Directory or even the Buffalo, WY Yellow Pages, which will probably lead you the Jim Gatchell Museum. The museum, which has been a part of the Buffalo community since 1900, houses over 15,000 artifacts from the American Old West. The museum was opened by Johnson County after Jim Gatchell's family donated his collection of guns, war bonnets, tools, medicine backs, bows, arrows and clothing, and is now accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan