Sweetwater County, Wyoming
|Coordinates: Coordinates: 41°40′N 108°53′W / 41.66°N 108.89°W|
|Founded||December 17, 1867|
|Named for||Sweetwater River|
|Largest city||Rock Springs|
|• Total||10,491 sq mi (27,170 km2)|
|• Land||10,427 sq mi (27,010 km2)|
|• Water||64 sq mi (170 km2) 0.6%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||4.2/sq mi (1.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Sweetwater County is a county in southwestern Wyoming, United States. As of the 2010 census, 43,806 people lived there. Its county seat is Green River. Its southern boundary line abuts the north lines of the states of Colorado and Utah.
History[change | change source]
Sweetwater County was created on December 17, 1867.
Geography[change | change source]
According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 10,491 square miles (27,170 km2), of which 10,427 square miles (27,010 km2) is land and 64 square miles (170 km2) (0.6%) is water. It is the largest county in Wyoming by area.
Bordering counties[change | change source]
- Fremont County (north)
- Carbon County (east)
- Moffat County, Colorado (south)
- Daggett County, Utah (southwest)
- Summit County, Utah (west-southwest)
- Uinta County (southwest)
- Lincoln County (west)
- Sublette County (northwest)
Communities[change | change source]
Cities[change | change source]
- Green River (county seat)
- Rock Springs
Towns[change | change source]
Census-designated places[change | change source]
Other unincorporated communities[change | change source]
- Red Desert
Ghost towns[change | change source]
- Linwood (mostly within the State of Utah)
- Table Rock
References[change | change source]
- ↑ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sweetwater County
- ↑ "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
- ↑ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- ↑ Long, John H. (2006). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
- ↑ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 18, 2015.