Trails to the Past
My name is Marie Miller and
as your Uinta
County Wyoming Administrator if you have any Obituaries, News clippings,
Death, Marriage, Birth or any other
information Feel free to email me with your
Uinta County was organized in
The Territory of Wyoming was organized by Act
of Congress in the year 1868, with the boundaries of the
present state. As originally divided, its four counties,
extending from Montana on the north to the Colorado and
Utah lines on the south, were Laramie, Albany, Carbon
and Carter. In its derivation Carter County stood alone
among not only the counties of Wyoming but of the nation
as well, for it was composed of portions of the three
great western accessions of the United States. That part
northeast of the Shoshone range came from the Louisiana
Purchase of 1803. From these mountains to the 42nd
parallel is a tract acquired from the Oregon Territory,
to which the claim of the United States was definitely
established in 1846. The land south of this came to us
from the Mexican Cession of 1848. The territories of
Utah, organized in 1850; Dakota, in 1861, and Idaho, in
1863, contributed to the formation of Carter County.
From the time of the organization of the Territory of
Utah in 1850 to the establishment of our territorial
government, the southern part was known as Green River
At the meeting of the first territorial
legislature in 1869 Carter County was divided into
Sweetwater and Uinta Counties. The original Uinta County
was about fifty by two hundred and eighty miles in size.
Within it lay nearly all of the Yellowstone National
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13-Aug-2011 15:21:10 MDT by Wyoming State