Place:Johnson, Wyoming, United States

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Johnson County is a county located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,569. The county seat is Buffalo. Johnson County lies to the southeast of the Bighorn mountains along Interstate 25 and Interstate 90. Kaycee is the only other incorporated town in the county. The Powder River flows northward through eastern Johnson County.

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History

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Johnson County was created on December 8, 1875 as Pease County from parts of Albany, Carbon, and Sweetwater Counties. The county was originally named for Dr. E. L. Pease of Uinta County. In 1879, the county was renamed Johnson, for E. P. Johnson, a Cheyenne attorney.

In 1888, Sheridan County was created from a portion of Johnson County. In 1890, Big Horn County was created from Johnson County along with land from Fremont County and Sheridan County. In 1911, the boundaries of Johnson County and adjacent Crook, Natrona and Weston Counties were adjusted to run along federal land survey lines.

In April, 1892, Johnson County was the scene of the Johnson County War, a range war between large cattle outfits and small stockgrowers.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1875 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 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
1880 637
1890 2,357
1900 2,361
1910 3,453
1920 4,617
1930 4,816
1940 4,980
1950 4,707
1960 5,475
1970 5,587
1980 6,700
1990 6,145

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