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Bucknum, Wyoming
Segment of 1958 USGS map showing, from left to right, Powder River, Natrona, and Bucknum.
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Natrona
Elevation
5,440 ft (1,660 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
82604 (Casper, WY)
GNIS feature ID 1597236
1909 advertisement for Seminole Mercantile Co. store in Bucknum

Bucknum is a place and former community in Natrona County, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It is located about 24 miles west by road from Casper.

History

Bucknum was named in 1907 by the railroad for C. K. Bucknum, a Wyoming legislator who owned land near the town site. A post office was established in Bucknum in 1908, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1924.

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