Place:Weston, Wyoming, United States

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Weston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,208. Its county seat is Newcastle. It is west from the South Dakota state line.

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History

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Weston County was created by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory on March 12, 1890. The county was created out of a portion of Crook County.

Weston County was named for John B. Weston, who was a geologist and surveyor. In 1887, John Weston and Frank Mondell found rich coal deposits north of Newcastle which caused a railroad to be built through the area.

In 1911, Campbell County was formed from portions of Weston County and Crook County. Since then, the boundaries of Weston County have been stable.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1885 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1891 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
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
1890 2,422
1900 3,203
1910 4,960
1920 4,631
1930 4,673
1940 4,958
1950 6,733
1960 7,929
1970 6,307
1980 7,106
1990 6,518

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