Niobrara County

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History

Niobrara County, WY was created in 1911 from the eastern part of Converse County, WY. It was organized in 1913 and named by Harry S. Snyder after the Niobrara River which rises west of Lusk, Niobrara County seat.
The name "Niobrara" is taken from the Omaha-Ponca Indian name Ni (water) obthatha (spreading) ke (horizontally). It was called "Running Water" by early settlers. The Cheyenne Indian name for the Niobrara was Hisse yovi yoe, which means unexpected or surprise river. They came upon it suddenly on the prairie, as it is marked with few trees.

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Court House
424 S Elm Street
PO Box 1238
Lusk, WY 82225-0000

Adjacent Counties

Weston County | Goshen County | Platte County | Converse County
Custer County, South Dakota | Fall River County, South Dakota
Sioux County, Nebraska
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