Platte County, Wyoming

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Platte County
Platte County Courthouse in Wheatland
Platte County Courthouse in Wheatland
Flag of Platte County
Map of Wyoming highlighting Platte 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°08′N 104°58′W / 42.13°N 104.96°W / 42.13; -104.96
Country United States
State Wyoming
FoundedFebruary 21, 1911 (authorized)
1913 (organized)
Named forNorth Platte River
Largest townWheatland
 • Total2,111 sq mi (5,470 km2)
 • Land2,084 sq mi (5,400 km2)
 • Water27 sq mi (70 km2)  1.3%
 • Total8,605
 • Density4.1/sq mi (1.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional districtAt-large

Platte County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2020 census, 8,605 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Wheatland.[2]

History[change | change source]

Platte County was created on February 21, 1911.[3] The county was named for the North Platte River, which flows through the northeastern part of the county.[4]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,111 square miles (5,470 km2), of which 2,084 square miles (5,400 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (1.3%) is water.[5] It is the third-smallest county in Wyoming by area.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "QuickFacts: Platte 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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