Page Summary: Cora is located approximately 10 miles northwest of Pinedale and is primarily a ranching community along the new Fork River.
photo: Mindi Crabb The historical Cora Post Office.
The Wind River Mountain Range
provides a spectacular backdrop for Cora, Wyoming, population approximately 75. Don't expect to see a "town" here though, because about all that makes up town proper is the tiny post office and a pay phone. No other services are available in Cora. Located approximately 10 miles northwest of Pinedale, Cora is primarily a ranching community along the New Fork River
, right along the way to Green River Lakes
and New Fork Lakes
. The Cora post office was first established in the 1890s and still exists today delivering mail for area residents. The building is made of hand-hewn logs transported from the Upper Green River
and contains historic memorabilia of the area and serves as a central meeting place for the area residents. At one time Cora boasted a saloon, blacksmith shop, dance hall and newspaper. Today, the Cora area has a spread out population of approximately 300.
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 76 people, 38 households, and 25 families residing in the area.