Albany County
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Title:Albany County
History:Albany County was created and its boundaries defined on December 16, 1868 by the Eighth Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory which convened December 7, 1868 and adjourned January 15, 1869. Laramie City was named the county seat of Albany County. At the time the Territory of Wyoming completed its organization on May 19, 1869, it had four counties, Carter, Carbon, Albany and Laramie, created by the aforementioned Dakota Territorial Legislative Assemblies. (Wyoming Historical Blue Book, 1946)
County:Albany
Feature Category:Special Features
Origin Of Name:Named for the city of Albany, New York. Albany, New York was named for the Duke of York, whose Scotch title was "Duke of Albany," later James II of England. (Gannett, 1905) Named for the city of Albany, New York, by a former resident of that place who served in the Dakota Territorial Legislature. It was one of the four original counties in existence prior to the organization of Wyoming as a territory. County seat is in Laramie. (WPA) Albany County was carved from the western part of Laramie County the following December, and Laramie City became its county seat. Charles Bradley christened the baby Albany to honor the capital city of his native state, New York. Its birth coincided with the building of the first transcontinental railway. (Wyoming 75th Anniversary Commission)Albany County was created and its boundaries defined on December 16, 1868 by the Eighth Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory which convened December 7, 1868 and adjourned January 15, 1869. Laramie City was named the county seat of Albany County. At the time the Territory of Wyoming completed its organization on May 19, 1869, it had four counties, Carter, Carbon, Albany and Laramie, created by the aforementioned Dakota Territorial Legislative Assemblies. (Wyoming Historical Blue Book, 1946)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:The history of Albany County, Wyoming, to 1880. Homsher, Lola M. [Lusk? Wyo. : Lusk Herald, 1965]; The history of Albany County, Wyoming, to 1880. Homsher, Lola M. [Lusk? Wyo. : Lusk Herald, 1965]; Marguerite Herman. "Albany County Wyoming" WyoHistory.org.
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Document ID:11139670

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