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Platte County, Wyoming
Map
Map of Wyoming highlighting Platte 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 Wheatland
Largest City Wheatland
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,111 sq mi (5,467 km²)
2,084 sq mi (5,398 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 1.3%
PopulationEst.
 - (2017)
 - Density

8,562
4.1/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.plattecountywyoming.com
Named for: North Platte River
County flag Flag of Platte County, Wyoming

Platte County is a county in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, 8,667 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Wheatland.[2]

History

Platte County was created on February 21, 1911.[3] The county was named for the North Platte River, which flows through the northeastern part of the county.[4]

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,111 square miles (5,470 km2), of which 2,084 square miles (5,400 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (1.3%) is water.[5] It is the third-smallest county in Wyoming by area.

Bordering counties

Communities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Ghost towns

References

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110606214953/http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/56/56031.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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