Platte County, Wyoming

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Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2000, the population was 8,807. Its county seat is Wheatland[1].

Two important Republican politicians came from Platte County: former Governor Jim Geringer, who served from 1995-2003) and former State Representatives Harold Hellbaum, who served from 1963-1977 and was Speaker of the House at the end of his tenure.

Platte County was also the birthplace of Larry Birleffi (1918-2008), the "Voice of the University of Wyoming Cowboys" from 1947-1986.

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History

Platte County was organized in 1911.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,111 square miles (5,467 km²), of which 2,085 square miles (5,400 km²) is land and 26 square miles (67 km²) (1.23%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Major Highways

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