Niobrara County, Wyoming

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Niobrara County, Wyoming
Stagecoach Museum Lusk WY.jpg
Stagecoach Museum in Lusk.
Location within Wyoming
Location within Wyoming
Map of the United States highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 21, 1911 (authorized)
1913 (organized)
Named forNiobrara River
SeatLusk
Largest townLusk
Area
 • Total2,628 sq mi (6,806 km2)
 • Land2,626 sq mi (6,801 km2)
 • Water1.9 sq mi (5 km2), 0.07%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)2,397
 • Density0.9/sq mi (0.3/km2)
Congressional districtAt-large
Time zoneMountain: UTC−7/−6
Websitewww.niobraracounty.org
Niobrara County (WY) SR85

Niobrara County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, 2,484 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Lusk.[2] Its eastern boundary abuts the west lines of the states of Nebraska and South Dakota.

History[change | change source]

Niobrara County was created on February 21, 1911.[3]

The county was named for the Niobrara River, which rises near Lusk.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,628 square miles (6,810 km2), of which 2,626 square miles (6,800 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.07%) is water.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  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. 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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