Laramie is a city located in Albany County, Wyoming. According to the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 27,204. Laramie, located in southeast Wyoming, on the Laramie River, is northwest of Cheyenne, and first settled in 1868. It is home to the University of Wyoming. Fort Sanders is nearby.
Laramie was important stop on the Overland Trail and transcontinental railroad in the late 19th century. In now lies along U.S. Highway 30 and Interstate 80, and remains an important junction on the Union Pacific Railroad line. The city emerged into national prominence in 1998 after the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard, a student at the University of Wyoming. It is widely believed he was killed because he was gay, though it is also suggested the crime was drug-related. Shepard's murder caused a national outcry including the Laramie Project, a colloboration of national celebrities campaigning against such violence.
Web Sites and Links
AirNavComplete aeronautical information about Laramie Regional Airport.
City of LaramieOfficial site for the City of Laramie.
Elaramie dotcomInteractive community web site.
Laramie Chamber of CommerceLocal information, business listings and things to do in Laramie Wyoming.