Johnson County, Wyoming

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Johnson County is a county located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2000 census, the population was 7,025. Johnson County lies to the southeast of the Bighorn mountains along Interstate 25 and Interstate 90. Buffalo is the county seat. Kaycee is the only other incorporated town in the county. The Powder River flows northward through eastern Johnson County.



Johnson County was organized in 1875. In April, 1892, it was the scene of the Johnson County War, a range war between large cattle outfits and small stockgrowers (allegedly rustlers).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,175 square miles (10,813.2 km2), of which 4,166 square miles (10,789.9 km2) is land and 8 square miles (20.7 km2) (0.20%) is water.

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