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Albany County is a county in the state of Wyoming. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 36,299. Its county seat is Laramie, the site
of the University of Wyoming. It is north from the Colorado state line.
Albany County comprises the Laramie, WY Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Named by a former resident of Albany, New York, who was a member of the Dakota Legislature. Named before Wyoming became a territory.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Albany County was organized December 16, 1868 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, Albany County lost territory when Crook County and Johnson County were created by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory. Converse County was created with land ceded by Albany County in 1888. The boundaries of the county were final at that time except for minor adjustments in 1911 and 1955.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,309 square miles (11,160 km2), of which, 4,273 square miles (11,066 km2) of it is land and 36 square miles (93 km2) of it (0.84%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: