PIEDMONT

NAME: Piedmont
COUNTY: Uinta
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 7
CLIMATE: Arid.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Anytime.
COMMENTS:On private property - no trespassing. (Update 9/99, Harold Frodge) The shortest and best route is to take I-80, exit #24. The site is 7.5 mi. south of I-80. 2WD OK for this route. You can also get there by taking Uinta Co. 173 off Wyoming 150 (access from the West). Turn onto Uinta-173 just south of the Sulphur Springs reservoir. This route should be OK for 2WD if dry but the last several miles were muddy and rutted after a rain. From WY-150, it is 15.8 mi. to the site. This is a great true ghost. There are about a dozen mainly intact wood cabins and structures. Only one is fenced off completely. At the east end of the site are three intact charcoal kilns and one collapsed Kiln. There is an interpretive sign at the kilns. Uphill above the kilns is the Byrbe-Hinsdale Family Cemetery.
REMAINS: Many buildings and the charcoal kilns ruins.  

Piedmont was established near the small Union Pacific railroad station of Byrne in 1869 and was later renamed to Piedmont. Soldiers from nearby Fort Bridger frequented this towns saloons. There was a general store, two story hotel, school, post office and newspaper. When the Aspen Tunnel was built in 1901, the town died as the railroad no longer came through. Today about a dozen structures remain in addition to some charcoal kilns. The town is on a working ranch and visitors are not welcome.


Piedmont
Courtesy Bill and Diane Yanneck


Piedmont
Courtesy Bill and Diane Yanneck


Piedmont
Courtesy Bill and Diane Yanneck


Piedmont
Courtesy Bill and Diane Yanneck


Piedmont
Courtesy Bill and Diane Yanneck


Piedmont, Wyoming. Historical Kilns.
Courtesy Ryan Hill

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