Place:Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States

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Sweetwater County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,806. Its county seat is Green River. In area, it is the largest county in the state. It is north from the Colorado-Utah state line.

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History

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Sweetwater County was originally created on December 17, 1867 as a county within the Dakota Territory. The county was derived from land that was previously part of Laramie County. The county was originally named Carter County for Judge W.A. Carter of Fort Bridger In 1869, the newly established legislature of the Wyoming Territory renamed the county for the Sweetwater River.

Also in 1869, Uinta County was organized with land ceded by Sweetwater County. Johnson County, originally named Pease County, was formed from parts of Sweetwater County and Carbon County in 1875. In 1884, Sweetwater County lost territory when Fremont County was created. Sweetwater County also lost territory when Carbon County was formed in 1886. At that point, the county achieved its present boundaries except for minor adjustments in 1909, 1911, and 1951.

South Pass City was the county seat from 1867 until 1873. At that time, the county seat was moved to Green River.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1867 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1867 Land 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
1870 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 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 1,916
1880 2,561
1890 4,941
1900 8,455
1910 11,575
1920 13,640
1930 18,165
1940 19,407
1950 22,017
1960 17,920
1970 18,391
1980 41,723
1990 38,823

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