Place:Fremont, Wyoming, United States

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Fremont County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,123. Its county seat is Lander. The county was founded in 1884 and is named for John C. Frémont, a general, explorer, and politician. It is roughly the size of the state of Vermont.

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History

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Fremont County was created on March 5, 1884 by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory The county was created with land ceded by Sweetwater County. In 1890, Big Horn County was carved out of Fremont, Johnson, and Sheridan Counties. Hot Springs County was created in 1911 from parts of Fremont County, along with a portion of Big Horn County and Park County. In 1921, Sublette County was created from part of Fremont County and Lincoln County. The boundaries of Fremont County have remained unchanged since 1921.

Fremont County was named for John Charles Frémont, an explorer of the American West, Senator from California, and 1856 Republican presidential candidate. Fremont County is the historical home of the Wind River Indian Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes of Native Americans.

Since 1998, Fremont County has been represented in the Wyoming State Senate by the economist/businessman Cale Case, a Republican.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1882 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1884 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1884 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1884 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1884 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1930 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
1890 4,313
1900 5,357
1910 11,822
1920 11,820
1930 10,490
1940 16,095
1950 19,580
1960 26,168
1970 28,352
1980 38,992
1990 33,662

Note: Total for 1890 includes population (1,850) of Wind River Indian Reservation, reported separately.

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