Hartville, WY




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Hartville has been a mineral treasure trove for nearly 11,000 years. Native Americans came to the area because of its rich stores of jasper, moss agate, onyx, chalcedony and flint for arrowheads.

The town of Hartville, WY was named for Major Verling K. Hart, who was an officer at Ft. Laramie. Hart opened the first copper mine in Hartville, which became the first incorporated town in Wyoming in 1884.

Italian and Greek immigrants ran the copper mines, and brought their culture, tastes, and families to Hartville and neighboring Sunset. By 1887, the copper mines were nearly depleted, but gold and silver were being mined. At this time, miners found huge deposits of pure iron. 

The Hartville and Sunset area became the first open pit mine in the world. It was called the Chicago Mine, or the Glory Hole. The Chicago Mine was 650 feet deep and is still one of the largest open pit mines in history.

 Iron production in Hartville reached its peak in 1942, with a million tons, before tapering off and officially closing 1984. 

Hartville gave its name to a geological formation. A Hartville Uplift is one that is rich in ores and semi-precious stones.
Saturday
2/20/16 7:05 AM
Tina : 
My grandfrather worked in Sunrise Mine in the 20's and my mom and her brothers were born in Hartville. Does anyone know where I could possibly find some images of the Miners at that time that worked in Sunrise I would love to have them for my collection.
Saturday
2/20/16 6:59 AM
Tina : 
My grandfrather worked in Sunrise Mine in the 20's and my mom and her brothers were born in Hartville. Does anyone know where I could possibly find some images of the Miners at that time that worked in Sunrise I would love to have them for my collection.
Saturday
2/20/16 6:58 AM
Tina : 
My grandfrather worked in Sunrise Mine in the 20's and my mom and her brothers were born in Hartville. Does anyone know where I could possibly find some images of the Miners at that time that worked in Sunrise I would love to have them for my collection.
Sunday
3/29/15 1:09 PM
Chris: 

For Erin's comment below:

The Hartville cemetery, affectionately named the Boot Hill Cemetery still exists.  It is located right off of highway 270 (which runs from Guernsey to Hartville), approximately 1 mile south of Hartville, on the west side of the road.  The Town Hall in Hartville has a map of the grave sites to assist you in finding where your relatives are buried.

GPS coordinates are:   42°19'11.93" N 104°43'31.49" W

Friday
12/12/14 5:40 PM
Erin: 
I have allot of family history in Hartville.  I do know I have several family members buried in Hartville but have been told there isn't a cemetery there anymore.  Does anyone know where those who were buried in Hartville would be?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Friday
12/12/14 5:40 PM
Erin: 
I have allot of family history in Hartville.  I do know I have several family members buried in Hartville but have been told there isn't a cemetery there anymore.  Does anyone know where those who were buried in Hartville would be?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Friday
6/21/13 12:08 PM
Greg Tallabas: 
My grandparents lived here in hartville, My grandfather worked in the mine for many years.My mother was born in torrington but raised in Hartville.I belive I also had a few aunt& uncles who lived there also .....I think its time to go back to the home land and look around Thanks for the pictures
Friday
6/21/13 12:07 PM
Greg Tallabas: 
My grandparents lived here in hartville, My grandfather worked in the mine for many years.My mother was born in torrington but raised in Hartville.I belive I also had a few aunt& uncles who lived there also .....I think its time to go back to the home land and look around Thanks for the pictures
Sunday
5/26/13 5:28 AM
Mary Ann Tuttle (Hicks): 
I will be in Hartvill for the Minners Reuion in Jully, My Grandfather died working in the mine in 1944, Isaac B.M. Hicks, I was born to his daughter Maxine R. Hicks Tuttle  in Guernsey I am hoping to find family history & wonderful friends, If anyone knows my family- Maxine-Eugene Bales (my sisters father) or Henry Tuttle (my father) Please write to me at: Thank you maryahunter at netzero dot net
Sunday
5/26/13 5:26 AM
Mary Ann Tuttle (Hicks): 
I will be in Hartvill for the Minners Reuion in Jully, My Grandfather died working in the mine in 1944, Isaac B.M. Hicks, I was born to his daughter Maxine R. Hicks Tuttle  in Guernsey I am hoping to find family history & wonderful friends, If anyone knows my family- Maxine-Eugene Bales (my sisters father) or Henry Tuttle (my father) Please write to me at: Thank you maryahunter@netzero.net
Sunday
5/26/13 5:23 AM
Mary Ann Tuttle (Hicks): 
I will be in Hartvill for the Minners Reuion in Jully, My Grandfather died working in the mine in 1944, Isaac B.M. Hicks, I was born to his daughter Maxine R. Hicks Tuttle  in Guernsey I am hoping to find family history & wonderful friends, If anyone knows my family- Maxine-Eugene Bales (my sisters father) or Henry Tuttle (my father) Please write to me at: maryahunter@netzero.net Thank you
Sunday
5/26/13 5:22 AM
Mary Ann Tuttle (Hicks): 
I will be in Hartvill for the Minners Reuion in Jully, My Grandfather died working in the mine in 1944, Isaac B.M. Hicks, I was born to his daughter Maxine R. Hicks Tuttle  in Guernsey I am hoping to find family history & wonderful friends, If anyone knows my family- Maxine-Eugene Bales (my sisters father) or Henry Tuttle (my father) Please write to me at: maryahunter@netzero.net Thank you
Sunday
5/26/13 5:19 AM
Mary Ann Tuttle (Hicks): 
I will be in Hartvill for the Minners Reuion in Jully, My Grandfather died working in the mine in 1944, Isaac B.M. Hicks, I was born to his daughter Maxine R. Hicks Tuttle  in Guernsey I am hoping to find family history & wonderful friends, If anyone knows my family- Maxine-Eugene Bales (my sisters father) or Henry Tuttle (my father) Please write to me at: maryahunter@netzero.net Thank you
Sunday
5/26/13 5:17 AM
Mary Ann Tuttle (Hicks): 
I will be in Hartvill for the Minners Reuion in Jully, My Grandfather died working in the mine in 1944, Isaac B.M. Hicks, I was born to his daughter Maxine R. Hicks Tuttle  in Guernsey I am hoping to find family history & wonderful friends, If anyone knows my family- Maxine-Eugene Bales (my sisters father) or Henry Tuttle (my father) Please write to me at: maryahunter@netzero.net Thank you
Wednesday
3/6/13 3:02 PM
Owens: 
I recently went to Hartville as I had ancestors who lived there during the mining days.  The family home is still there and also in nearby Guernsey.  While I was there to say my final goodbyes to my uncle who is buried there with my grandparents, it was still heart warming to see Hartville.  You will never find a more peaceful place with friendly people who are pround of their little corner.  We were however disappointed that the "Oldest Bar" in WY was closed, hopefully it is back in action by now.  

I am eternally grateful to the residence there who keep Hartville going and to those who do the upkeep on the cemetary. 

B. Owens 
Wednesday
3/6/13 3:01 PM
Owens: 
I recently went to Hartville as I had ancestors who lived there during the mining days.  The family home is still there and also in nearby Guernsey.  While I was there to say my final goodbyes to my uncle who is buried there with my grandparents, it was still heart warming to see Hartville.  You will never find a more peaceful place with friendly people who are pround of their little corner.  We were however disappointed that the "Oldest Bar" in WY was closed, hopefully it is back in action by now.  

I am eternally grateful to the residence there who keep Hartville going and to those who do the upkeep on the cemetary. 

B. Owens 
Tuesday
6/14/11 1:37 PM
Patsy Parkin: 
Hartville is a treasure. Want to know all about the rip-roarin' days in Hartville? Read my book "Hartville, Wyoming   The Most Reviled Town in the State." It's available at many bookstores in the area and from me at my website Spirit Quest Press. Enjoy Hartville.
Tuesday
6/14/11 1:36 PM
Patsy Parkin: 
Hartville is a treasure. Want to know all about the rip-roarin' days in Hartville? Read my book "Hartville, Wyoming   The Most Reviled Town in the State." It's available at many bookstores in the area and from me at my website Spirit Quest Press. Enjoy Hartville.
Tuesday
6/14/11 1:36 PM
Patsy Parkin: 
Hartville is a treasure. Want to know all about the rip-roarin' days in Hartville? Read my book "Hartville, Wyoming   The Most Reviled Town in the State." It's available at many bookstores in the area and from me at my website Spirit Quest Press. Enjoy Hartville.
Saturday
5/21/11 7:47 PM
Larry Sailer: 
I grew up in Wheatland back in the 60's and did a lot of "rock hunting" in the Hartville area...Youngite is still a favorite..you have a great website and the history of the Hartville Community is fascinating...I will make this a stop on my ride back there...best regards
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Hartville

Hartville, Wyoming is the oldest incorporated town still in existence! Full of history and a great place for tourists! This small Platte County town is a must see!