There are twenty-three 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.
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Washakie County was created on February 21, 1911 with land detached from Big Horn County and organized in 1913.
Washakie County was named for the head chief of the Shoshone people, Chief Washakie, who became an ally of the US Government.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,243 square miles (5,809 km2), of which,
2,240 square miles (5,802 km2) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km2) of it (0.12%) is water.