city in SE Wyo.
Origin of Laramieafter J. Laramie (died c. 1821), trapper and amp; explorer
A city of southeast Wyoming west-northwest of Cheyenne. Settled in 1868 with the coming of the railroad, it is the seat of the University of Wyoming (founded 1886). The city is located on the Laramie River, which rises in northern Colorado and flows 350 km (215 mi) northeast through the Laramie Mountains, a section of the Rocky Mountains, to the North Platte River.