Big Piney

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Chamber of Commerce
Sheriff's Department
Tip Top Rescue
School District #9
Elementary Kg-5
Middle School 6-8
High School 9-12
WWCC Outreach
Early Big Piney History
Sublette County Historic Buildings

Big Piney Photo Gallery


Historical Marker located near the Fairgrounds
"Ice Box of the Nation"

 Big Piney is the oldest settlement in Sublette County and was named by Dan B. Budd for the Piney Creeks. In 1879, Daniel B. Budd and his partner Hugh McKay brought a thousand head of cattle from Nevada hoping to ship them at Point of Rocks, but winter caught up to them here in the Green River Valley. The following year Dan Budd moved his family here and that is how the settlement of this town began. Big Piney was called "Ice Box of the Nation" when it was officially made a weather station in 1930. Big Piney had the coldest year round average temperature of any place nationally.
  It's a curiosity, considering most Wyoming towns are few and far between, that Big Piney and Marbleton would only be a mile apart. They have separate post offices and town governments. Big Piney was incorporated on July 5, 1913. In the early days there was a lot of drainage problems with the site on which Big Piney was built. So Charles Budd, eldest son to Dan B Budd had hope to build the town up on the bench to alleviate this problem. Charles did establish Marbleton on the bench, in late 1913, but it never replaced Big Piney. Any attempts to combine the two towns has been unsuccessful. The truth is people here kinda' like it that way. Both towns cooperate with each other, they have a combined fire department. The citizens of these two towns take a lot of pride in the growth of their little metropolis over the past years and think the founders would be proud too.

Green River Valley Museum
Sublette County Ag Center
Sublette County Fair
Annual Events
March - Hard Hats & Stetsons Fundraiser for the Green River Valley Museum

July 4th- Chuck Wagon Days parade and barbeque, rodeo & fireworks

July- Big Piney/ Marbleton Volunteer Fire Department Annual Catfish Fry

Firemen Cooking for Annual Catfish Fry

August-Sublette County Fair, Fairgrounds
Little Buckaroo Rodeo at Sublette County Fairgrounds

Ridin' a bronc at the Lil' Buckaroo Rodeo

Big Piney Photo Gallery

View of Big Piney and new bike path

St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church

Big Piney Town Hall

Community Congregational Church

Summertime in Big Piney

Bike Path between Marbleton & Big Piney

Big Piney Elementary & Middle School

Fine Arts Center

Big Piney High School

Sublette County Library in Big Piney

Green River Valley Museum

High School Football Field

Town Park next to the Post Office

Post Office & Bank