Sheridan, Wyoming

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Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 15,804 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sheridan County.[3]

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History

The city was named after General Philip Sheridan, Union cavalry leader in the American Civil War.[4]

Geography and climate

Sheridan is located at 44°47′48″N 106°57′32″W / 44.79667°N 106.95889°W / 44.79667; -106.95889 (44.796720, -106.958970).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²), of which, 8.46 square miles (22.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

Economy

Like most towns in the western United States, Sheridan's early industries included cattle ranching, logging, coal mining, railroading, agriculture, and small factories including a flour mill, brewery, and sugarbeet refinery. Residents today find employment in many fields including nearby coal mines, education, coal bed methane extraction, health care, retailing, banking, law firms; city, county, and state government; real estate sales, hospitality, lumber, railroad, dude ranching, National Forest, home construction, and a large number of small businesses, farming, and ranching.

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