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:: About Converse County ::

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Converse County WY History

According to the Converse County Wyoming website: "...Converse County was established March 9, 1888. It was named after Amasa R. Converse, a Wyoming pioneer and Cheyenne banker. Converse County was carved from Albany and Laramie Counties. On May 18, 1888 Douglas was voted the county seat. Presently the county covers approximately 4,200 square miles.

The First Elected County Officials The first county officers were elected in 1888, right after Converse became a county. Malcolm Campbell was the Sheriff, C. M. Garver was the Clerk, Ed J. Wells was the Treasurer, F. H. Harvey was the Attorney; F. E. Wolcott, George H. Cross and E. T. David were Commissioners; W. R. Renwick was the Coroner, S. Slaymaker was the Assessor, and A. T. Seymour was the Surveyor.

Douglas Wyoming

From the City of Douglas Wyoming website: "...Douglas is located in east-central Wyoming and is the county seat for Converse County. The community is situated on the banks of the north Platte River at the intersection of Interstate Highway 25 and Highway 59. To many it is considered the "Home of the Jackalope" a mythical creature that is part antelope and part jackrabbit.

Incorporated in September of 1887 with a total population of 805, Douglas was born as the result of the extension of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad through Central Wyoming. It was named after Stephen A Douglas, a noted stateman from Illinois.

Cities and townships in Converse County

I don't know how current or accurate this listing is... If there is an error or ommision, let me know!

Name Zip Code Coordinates USGS 7.5' Map
Ammon   42-37-35N
105-07-47W
Orin
Bill 82633    
Birkner Hill   43-06-50N
105-42-50W
Holdup Hollow
Boxelder   42-36-52N
105-51-34W
Buffalo Peak
Buck Place   42-34-30N
105-55-13W
Buck Peak
Clayton   42-51-14N
105-45-04
Glenrock
Deadman's Corner   42-38-15N
105-04-05W
Shawnee
Douglas
(County Seat)
82633 42-45-35N
105-22-54W
Douglas
Esterbrook   42-24-42
105-21-37W
Esterbrook
Glenrock 82637 42-51-41N
105-52-18W
Glenrock
Irvine   42-39-54N
105-18-18W
Irvine
Leahy Place   42-30-27N
105-56-35W
Buck Peak
Lost Springs 82224 42-45-56N
104-55-29W
Lost Springs
Orin   42-39-12N
105-11-31W
Orin
Orin Junction   42-39-21N
105-11-00W
Orin
Orpha   42-51-17N
105-30-11W
Orpha
Parkerton   42-51-04N
105-58-21W
Parkerton
Rolling Hills   42-54-10N
105-50-37W
Hylton Ranch
Ross   43-26-46N
105-53-10W
Ross
Shawnee 82229 42-44-52N
105-00-33W
Shawnee
Underwood Crossing   43-29-46N
104-56-39W
Wagonhound Creek
Whipple Hollow   43-05-51N
105-35-53W
Whipple Hollow
   
 

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