List of counties in Wyoming


This is a list of counties in Wyoming There are 23 counties in the US state of Wyoming There were originally five counties in the Wyoming Territory: Laramie and Carter, established in 1867; Carbon and Albany established in 1868; and Uinta, an annexed portion of Utah and Idaho, extending from Montana including Yellowstone Park to the Wyoming-Utah boundary1 On July 10, 1890, Wyoming was admitted to the Union with thirteen counties in it Ten more counties were created after statehood1

Three counties were renamed after their creation Carter County was renamed Sweetwater County on December 1, 18692 Hanover County existed for seven days in 1911 before it was renamed Washakie County3 Pease County, formed in 1875, was renamed Johnson County in 18793

The Federal Information Processing Standard FIPS code, which is used by the United States government to uniquely identify states and counties, is provided with each entry4 Wyoming's code is 56, which when combined with any county code would be written as 56XXX The FIPS code for each county links to census data for that county5

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County seat
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Created
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Etymology
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Population
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Albany County 001 Laramie 1868 One of the original five counties City of Albany, New York, from which early settlers hailed 7004372760000000000♠37,276 7003427400000000000♠4,274 sq mi
7004110700000000000♠11,070 km2
Big Horn County 003 Basin 1896 Parts of Sheridan County, Johnson County, and Fremont County Big Horn Mountains, a mountain range extending into northern Wyoming 7004117940000000000♠11,794 7003313700000000000♠3,137 sq mi
7003812500000000000♠8,125 km2
Campbell County 005 Gillette 1911 Parts of Weston County and Crook County John Allen Campbell 1835–80, first governor of the Wyoming Territory 1869–75 7004478740000000000♠47,874 7003479700000000000♠4,797 sq mi
7004124240000000000♠12,424 km2
Carbon County 007 Rawlins 1868 One of the original five counties The vast coal beds in the county 7004156660000000000♠15,666 7003789700000000000♠7,897 sq mi
7004204530000000000♠20,453 km2
Converse County 009 Douglas 1888 Parts of Albany County and Laramie County AR Converse, a banker and rancher from Cheyenne, Wyoming 7004140080000000000♠14,008 7003425500000000000♠4,255 sq mi
7004110200000000000♠11,020 km2
Crook County 011 Sundance 1875 Parts of Laramie County and Albany County General George Crook 1828–90, who served in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars 7003715500000000000♠7,155 7003285900000000000♠2,859 sq mi
7003740500000000000♠7,405 km2
Fremont County 013 Lander 1884 Part of Sweetwater County John C Frémont 1813–90, explorer, US Senator for California, and the first presidential candidate of a major party to run on a platform in opposition to slavery 7004411100000000000♠41,110 7003918300000000000♠9,183 sq mi
7004237840000000000♠23,784 km2
Goshen County 015 Torrington 1911 Part of Laramie County The Land of Goshen, a Biblical paradise 7004136360000000000♠13,636 7003222500000000000♠2,225 sq mi
7003576300000000000♠5,763 km2
Hot Springs County 017 Thermopolis 1911 Parts of Fremont County, Big Horn County, and Park County The hot springs at Thermopolis within the county borders 7003482200000000000♠4,822 7003200400000000000♠2,004 sq mi
7003519000000000000♠5,190 km2
Johnson County 019 Buffalo 1875 Parts of Carbon County and Sweetwater County EP Johnson, a lawyer from Cheyenne, Wyoming 7003861500000000000♠8,615 7003416600000000000♠4,166 sq mi
7004107900000000000♠10,790 km2
Laramie County 021 Cheyenne 1867 One of the original five counties Jacques La Ramee 1785–1821, a French-Canadian fur trapper 7004944830000000000♠94,483 7003268600000000000♠2,686 sq mi
7003695700000000000♠6,957 km2
Lincoln County 023 Kemmerer 1911 Part of Uinta County Abraham Lincoln 1809–65, US President 1861–65 7004179610000000000♠17,961 7003406900000000000♠4,069 sq mi
7004105390000000000♠10,539 km2
Natrona County 025 Casper 1888 Part of Carbon County The natron, or soda deposits found within the county's borders Natrona means natron in Spanish 7004786210000000000♠78,621 7003534000000000000♠5,340 sq mi
7004138310000000000♠13,831 km2
Niobrara County 027 Lusk 1911 Part of Converse County The Niobrara River, which flows through the state Niobrara is Omaha for flat or broad river 7003245600000000000♠2,456 7003262600000000000♠2,626 sq mi
7003680100000000000♠6,801 km2
Park County 029 Cody 1909 Part of Big Horn County Yellowstone National Park, which includes most of the county 7004287020000000000♠28,702 7003694300000000000♠6,943 sq mi
7004179820000000000♠17,982 km2
Platte County 031 Wheatland 1911 Part of Laramie County North Platte River Plate is French for flat 7003875600000000000♠8,756 7003208500000000000♠2,085 sq mi
7003540000000000000♠5,400 km2
Sheridan County 033 Sheridan 1888 Part of Johnson County Philip Sheridan 1831–88, American Civil War general 7004295960000000000♠29,596 7003252300000000000♠2,523 sq mi
7003653500000000000♠6,535 km2
Sublette County 035 Pinedale 1921 Parts of Fremont County and Lincoln County William Sublette, pioneer and fur trapper 7004103680000000000♠10,368 7003488200000000000♠4,882 sq mi
7004126440000000000♠12,644 km2
Sweetwater County 037 Green River 1867 One of the original five counties Sweetwater River a tributary of the North Platte River, which flows through the state 7004452670000000000♠45,267 7004104260000000000♠10,426 sq mi
7004270030000000000♠27,003 km2
Teton County 039 Jackson 1921 Part of Lincoln County Teton Range, a small mountain range of the Rocky Mountains Wyoming-Idaho state line 7004216750000000000♠21,675 7003400800000000000♠4,008 sq mi
7004103810000000000♠10,381 km2
Uinta County 041 Evanston 1869 One of the original five counties The Uintah Mountains, named in turn after the Uintah Native American people 7004210250000000000♠21,025 7003208200000000000♠2,082 sq mi
7003539200000000000♠5,392 km2
Washakie County 043 Worland 1911 Part of Big Horn County Washakie 1804–1900, a leader of Shoshone Native American tribe 7003846400000000000♠8,464 7003224000000000000♠2,240 sq mi
7003580200000000000♠5,802 km2
Weston County 045 Newcastle 1890 Part of Crook County John Weston 1831–95, who was responsible for bringing the first railroad to the area 7003708200000000000♠7,082 7003239800000000000♠2,398 sq mi
7003621100000000000♠6,211 km2

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c d "General Facts About Wyoming" State of Wyoming Archived from the original on 2007-05-12 Retrieved 2007-07-20 
  2. ^ "CARTER COUNTY RECORDS" Wyoming State Archives Archived from the original on 2008-05-03 Retrieved 2007-07-20 
  3. ^ a b "Wyoming Counties" American Local History Network RootsWebcom Retrieved 2007-07-20 
  4. ^ "FIPS Publish 6-4" National Institute of Standards and Technology Retrieved 2007-07-20 
  5. ^ a b "EPA County FIPS Code Listing" US Environmental Protection Agency Retrieved 2007-07-20 
  6. ^ a b c "NACo - Find a county" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2007-09-30 Retrieved 2007-07-20 
  7. ^ "Name Derivations of Wyoming Counties" Wyoming State Library Retrieved 2007-07-20 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties of Wyoming: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011" 2011 Population Estimates United States Census Bureau, Population Division April 2012 Archived from the original CSV on January 20, 2013 Retrieved April 18, 2012 
  9. ^ "Wyoming QuickFacts" US Census Bureau Retrieved 2007-07-20  2000 Census


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