Johnson County
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HELLO! MY NAME IS REBECCA AND I AM THE NEW COUNTY COORDINATOR FOR JOHNSON COUNTY.

PLEASE EMAIL WITH UPDATES OR NEW INFORMATION!



Map of the Johnson County area

In 1875, the Wyoming Legislature detached the northern portion of gigantic Carbon County, to create Pease County. Yet because there were not enough settlers, Pease County was never organized. In late 1879, the legislature created Johnson County (named for E. P. Johnson, a Cheyenne attorney) out of the northern portion of the non-functional Pease County. After 300 signatures were gathered, Johnson County was formally recognized in 1880. An organizational election was held April 19, 1881 and the new county government formed on May 10 of that year – seated in Buffalo. Initially, Johnson County included all of today’s Johnson County, all of today’s Sheridan County and the portions of today’s Big Horn and Washakie counties east of the Big Horn River.

 
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Genealogical and Historical Societies

Helpful Links

History of Ft. Kearney

Museums in Johnson County

Photos-places

Surrounding Counties

Towns in Johnson County



Resources

Books About Johnson County

Family Group Sheets

The Genealogist's Index to the World Wide Web

USGenWeb Project

USGenWeb Project Archives

Volunteers

WYGenWeb Archive Projects

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