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Historical Features - PIEDMONT CHARCOAL KILNS
 

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Historical Features - PIEDMONT CHARCOAL KILNS

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The Piedmont Kilns are located in Southwest Wyoming approximately ten miles off of I-80 (exit 24, Leroy Road). The Union Pacific railroad ran through Piedmont and carried most of the charcoal produced by the kilns to Utah. The site includes three and one-half charcoal kilns, four interpretive signs and two picnic tables.

History of Piedmont Kilns:

  • The Piedmont Charcoal Kilns were built by Moses Byrne in 1869 to supply charcoal for the iron smelting industry in Utah. These conical limestone kilns measure 30 feet across and 30 feet high. Only three of the original 4 kilns remain.
  • Wood burned in the kilns came from the nearby Uinta Mountains. It was estimated that during 1873 the kilns could produce 100,000 bushels of charcoal. Most of the charcoal was sent to Utah on the UP railroad.
  • The ghost town of Piedmont and the Byrne family cemetery are nearby.

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LocationLocation
  • Exit 24 off of I-80 (Leroy Exit) County Road 173
  • Distance from Ft. Bridger: 17.5 miles
  • GPS Coordinates: 41.220018, -110.619914
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Year-round, 24/7

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There are no additional fees.

 

 
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COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Wyoming State Park: overnight camping facilities, cabins, yurts, group sites/shelters, showerhouses, some non-essential restrooms, and playgrounds are closed until further notice.

All parks currently remain open for day-use outdoor recreation activities including: trailheads, hiking/biking trails, boat ramps, fishing access, essential restrooms, individual picnic areas/tables. Normal park fees apply; visitors are urged to use fee canisters. 

State Historic Sites are closed to the general public until further notice. 

While we encourage citizens to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining social distances, please know the Governor has also urged citizens to stay home whenever possible. This is an ever-changing situation. 

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Open daily, sunrise to sunset.

 

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 Piedmont Charcoal Kilns State Historic Site
 Co Rd 173
 Evanston, WY 82930

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