Place:Sheridan, Wyoming, United States

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Sheridan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,116. The county seat is Sheridan. It is south from the Montana state line.

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History

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Sheridan County was created by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory on March 9, 1888. The county was formed from land ceded from Johnson County. Sheridan County was named for Philip Sheridan, a general in the American Civil War and controversial Indian fighter.

In 1897, Big Horn County was created by removing lands from Sheridan County, along with lands from Fremont County, and Johnson County. The boundaries of Sheridan County were slightly modified in 1911 and 1929, but have remained stable since then.

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Date Event Source
1887 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1888 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
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
1890 1,972
1900 5,122
1910 16,324
1920 18,182
1930 16,875
1940 19,255
1950 20,185
1960 18,989
1970 17,852
1980 25,048
1990 23,562

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