President, Story Woman’s Club
(307) 751-0422 (phone)
Pop. 828 (plus many deer and wild turkeys)
(2010 U.S. Census)
Elevation: 5,036 ft.
The unincorporated community of Story is just 20 minutes south of Sheridan, but worlds apart from the “busyness” of the city. Nestled in the pines between North and South Piney Creeks, this wooded bedroom community has long been a favorite summer retreat of locals and visitors alike. Abundant wildlife and peaceful scenery are a part of everyday life in Story.
Here’s a map of Story, which also identifies the key sites in the Story community. Click on the map for a larger, printable version.
Story, Wyoming was first platted by a horse trader named Marshall Wolf, who was going to name the town after himself but was dismayed to find that Wolf, Wyoming already existed nearby. The town was instead named after Charles B. Story, a rancher who was instrumental in getting a post office established – the first building in what had until then been a town made up of only tent structures.
Story today features a post office, library, lodging (motels, cabins, a “guest haus”), three restaurants, grocery store, convenience store, and gas station. Also in the Story area: the Wyoming Fish Hatchery and the historic Fort Phil Kearny. Public safety is maintained by the local volunteer fire department and the Sheridan County Sheriff’s department.
Photo Gallery from Story