Lincoln County, Wyoming

Coordinates: 42°16′N 110°42′W / 42.26°N 110.70°W / 42.26; -110.70
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Lincoln County
Lincoln County Courthouse in Kemmerer
Lincoln County Courthouse in Kemmerer
Map of Wyoming highlighting Lincoln County
Location within the U.S. state of Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°16′N 110°42′W / 42.26°N 110.70°W / 42.26; -110.70
Country United States
State Wyoming
FoundedFebruary 21, 1911 (authorized)
1913 (organized)
Named forAbraham Lincoln
Largest cityKemmerer
 • Total4,095 sq mi (10,610 km2)
 • Land4,076 sq mi (10,560 km2)
 • Water19 sq mi (50 km2)  0.5%
 • Total19,581
 • Density4.8/sq mi (1.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

Lincoln County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2020 census, 19,581 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Kemmerer.[2]

Its western border abuts the east border of the state of Utah.

History[change | change source]

Lincoln County was created on February 21, 1911.[3] The county was named for Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,095 square miles (10,610 km2), of which 4,076 square miles (10,560 km2) is land and 19 square miles (49 km2) (0.5%) is water.[5]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

Communities[change | change source]

City[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Census-designated places[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

  • Alpine Junction
  • Border Junction
  • Frontier
  • Hamsfork
  • Sage

References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Lincoln County, Wyoming". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 21, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. Long, John H., ed. (2004). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Archived from the original on August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  4. Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co. ISBN 0-87842-204-8.
  5. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015.

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