Rawlins is the Seat of Carbon County on I80 in Central Wyoming. The town was named for Civil War Veteran General John A. Rawlins. In 1882 General Rawlins was helping protect the transcontinental railroad. On tasting the water from a local Spring, he declared it the best he ever tasted. The town that formed around Rawlins Spring incorporated in 1886.
The elevation of Rawlins is 6,755 feet. They have a population of 8,538. The primary industries are gas and oil exploration along with providing services for interstate traffic.