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Niobrara County, Wyoming
Map
Map of Wyoming highlighting Niobrara County
Location in the state of Wyoming
Map of the USA highlighting Wyoming
Wyoming's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 21, 1911 (authorized)
1913 (organized)
Seat Lusk
Largest City Lusk
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,628 sq mi (6,806 km²)
2,626 sq mi (6,801 km²)
1.9 sq mi (5 km²), 0.07%
PopulationEst.
 - (2017)
 - Density

2,397
0.9/sq mi (0/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: http://www.niobraracounty.org
Named for: Niobrara River
Niobrara County (WY) SR85

Niobrara County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 United States Census, 2,484 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Lusk.[2] Its eastern boundary abuts the west lines of the states of Nebraska and South Dakota.

History

Niobrara County was created on February 21, 1911.[3]

The county was named for the Niobrara River, which rises near Lusk.[4]

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,628 square miles (6,810 km2), of which 2,626 square miles (6,800 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.07%) is water.[5]

Bordering counties

Communities

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110606214913/http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/56/56027.html. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. Long, John H., ed. (2004). "Wyoming: Individual County Chronologies". The Newberry Library. http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/WY_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm. Retrieved August 19, 2015. 
  4. Urbanek, Mae (1988). Wyoming Place Names. Missoula MT: Mountain Press Pub. Co.. ISBN 0-87842-204-8 . 
  5. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www2.census.gov/geo/docs/maps-data/data/gazetteer/counties_list_56.txt. Retrieved August 18, 2015. 

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