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Wyoming CountiesThere are 23 Counties in the state of Wyoming. There were originally five Counties in the Wyoming Territory: Laramie and Carter, established in 1867; Carbon and Albany established in 1868; and Uinta, an annexed portion of Utah and Idaho, extending from Montana (including Yellowstone Park) to the Wyoming-Utah boundary. On July 10, 1890, Wyoming was admitted to the Union with thirteen counties.
Goshen County, Wyoming
Goshen County History, Geography, and Demographics
Etymology - Origin of County Name
From the biblical "Land of Goshen", for the rich, fertile lands and plentiful water. Also said to have been named for a French trapper, Gosche.
County QuickFacts: Census Bureau Quick Facts
Goshen County was organized in 1911.
Goshen County via Torrington is the Gateway to the West. Traversed by people using the Oregon, Mormon, California
and Texas Trails, the Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage Road, Pony Express and overland telegraph lines of pioneer days, the
North Platte River Valley is one of the most historic sections of the West. With the North Platte River as their
guide, the first sizable group of emigrants from the east crossed into Wyoming country in 1843. They camped along
the Platte in southeastern Wyoming in what is now Goshen County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,232 square miles (5,781 kmē), of which,
2,225 square miles (5,764 kmē) of it is land and 7 square miles (18 kmē) of it (0.31%) is water.
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The history of our nation was a prolonged struggle to define the relative roles and powers of our governments: federal, state, and local. And the names given the counties, our most locally based jurisdictions, reflects the "characteristic features of this country!"