Place:Laramie, Wyoming, United States

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Laramie County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 91,738 making it the most populous county in Wyoming. The county seat is Cheyenne, the state capital. The county lies west of the Nebraska state line and north of the Colorado state line.

Cheyenne county comprises the Cheyenne, Wyoming Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city of Laramie, Wyoming actually lies in neighboring Albany County, Wyoming.

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History

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Laramie County was originally created in 1867 as a county within the Dakota Territory. The county was named for Jacques La Ramee, a French-Canadian fur-trader. In late 1867, Laramie County lost territory when Sweetwater County was created. In 1868, Laramie County also lost territory when Albany County and Carbon County were created. Laramie County became a county in the Wyoming Territory when the territorial government was formed in 1869. Crook County was created with land ceded by Laramie County in 1875. A few years later in 1888, Converse County was also formed from a portion of Laramie County. In 1911, Goshen and Platte Counties were formed from another part of Laramie County, and at that point the county achieved its current boundaries.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1867 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 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
1870 2,957
1880 6,409
1890 16,777
1900 20,181
1910 26,127
1920 20,699
1930 26,845
1940 33,651
1950 47,662
1960 60,149
1970 56,360
1980 68,649
1990 73,142

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