Former Governor Stanley K. Hathaway was born in Nebraska but resided in Torrington. The city was founded by W.G. Curtis and named by him for his home town of Torrington, Connecticut. Originally a watering and coaling station for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad , the blossoming town soon became the main source of civilization for nearby residents. Torrington is a city in and the county seat of Goshen County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 5,776 at the 2000 census. Torrington is the home of Eastern Wyoming College.