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Weston County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 7,208. Its county seat is Newcastle. It is west from the South Dakota state line.
Named for John B. Weston, whose activities and influence brought the railroad into that section of Wyoming.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Weston County was created by the legislature of the Wyoming Territory on March 12, 1890. The county was created out
of a portion of Crook County.
Weston County was named for John B. Weston, who was a geologist and surveyor. In 1887, John Weston and Frank Mondell found rich coal deposits north of Newcastle which caused a railroad to be built through the area.
In 1911, Campbell County was formed from portions of Weston County and Crook County. Since then, the boundaries of Weston County have been stable.
Weston County is located in the northeastern corner of Wyoming. Located on the western edge of the beautiful Black Hills, to the west and south are amazing prairies and grasslands, filled with wildlife just waiting for you to view. You will see antelope, white-tail and mule deer, prairie dogs, wild turkey, Canada geese, perhaps even elk.
Because this is old-fashioned family ranching country, you will also see a wide variety of cattle, sheep, and
horses. And since these communities are small, the air and water are clear and fresh. The views are
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,400 square miles (6,216 km2), of which,
2,398 square miles (6,210 km2) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km2) of it (0.09%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: