Place:Big Horn, Wyoming, United States

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Big Horn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,668. The county seat is Basin. It is south from the Montana state line.

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History

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Big Horn County was created by the legislature of Wyoming Territory on March 12, 1890. The county was created with lands ceded by Fremont County, Johnson County, and Sheridan County.

Big Horn County was named for the Big Horn Mountains which form its eastern boundary. Originally, the county included the entire Big Horn Basin.

In 1909, Park County, was detached from Big Horn County. In 1911, Hot Springs County, and Washakie County were detached from Big Horn County. At that point in time, the county got its present borders.

The current sheriff of Big Horn County is Ken Blackburn.

The county suffered some major flooding in May, 2011. ***this reference is for Big Horn County, MT and may not be appropriate for this page.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1885 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1900 4,328
1910 8,886
1920 12,105
1930 11,222
1940 12,911
1950 13,176
1960 11,898
1970 10,202
1980 11,896
1990 10,525

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