Converse County

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History

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. In 1911 Niobrara County was carved out of Converse County. 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.
Converse County Biographies

Links

Converse County Mail List on Rootsweb
Converse County Message Board on Rootsweb
Converse County Message Board on Genforum
County Clerk
107 No. 5th St., Suite 114
Douglas, WY 82633-2448
(307) 358-2244
Court Clerk
PO Box 189
107 No. 5th
St, Ste. 228
Douglas, WY 82633-2448
307-358-3165

Adjacent Counties

Campbell County | Weston County | Niobrara County | Platte County | Albany County
Carbon County | Natrona County | Johnson County
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