Place:Albany, Wyoming, United States

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Albany County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 36,299. Its county seat is Laramie, the site of the University of Wyoming. Its south border lies on the northern Colorado state line.

Albany County comprises the Laramie, WY Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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Albany County was organized in 1868 of territory annexed from Laramie County in Dakota Territory, which at the time had jurisdiction over part of modern-day Wyoming. It became a county in Wyoming Territory when that territory's government was formally organized on May 19, 1869.

Charles D. Bradley, a member of the legislature of the Dakota Territory named the county for Albany, New York, the capital of his native state. In 1875, the Wyoming Territorial legislature authorized portions of Albany County to be annexed to create Crook and Johnson counties, and in 1888 land was taken from Albany County for the creation of Converse County. Further adjustments were made to the county's boundary in 1911 and 1955.

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Date Event Source
1868 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1869 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1869 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
1960 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 2,021
1880 4,626
1890 8,865
1900 13,084
1910 11,574
1920 9,283
1930 12,041
1940 13,946
1950 19,055
1960 21,290
1970 26,431
1980 29,062
1990 30,797

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