Sweetwater County
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Title:Sweetwater County
Other Names:Carter County
History:Sweetwater County was created and organized as Carter County. Carter County was created, boundaries defined, and South Pass City named the county seat on December 27, 1867, by the Seventh Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory. Carter County was organized early in 1868. The First Wyoming Territorial Legislative Assembly changed the name of Carter County to Sweetwater County in 1869. In 1873, the Third Legislative Assembly changed the county seat from South Pass City to Green River. (Wyoming Historical Blue Book, 1946)
County:Sweetwater
Feature Category:Special Features
Origin Of Name:Received its name from the Sweetwater River. One of the largest counties in Wyoming, the Continental Divide is near the center of its northern border. (WPA)Sweetwater County was created and organized as Carter County. Carter County was created, boundaries defined, and South Pass City named the county seat on December 27, 1867, by the Seventh Legislative Assembly of Dakota Territory. Carter County was organized early in 1868. The First Wyoming Territorial Legislative Assembly changed the name of Carter County to Sweetwater County in 1869. In 1873, the Third Legislative Assembly changed the county seat from South Pass City to Green River. (Wyoming Historical Blue Book, 1946)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Topic:The important things of life : women, work, and family in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, 1880-1929. Garceau-Hagen, Dee. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1997.; Historical images of Sweetwater County. Gardner, A. Dudley. Virginia Beach, VA : Donning Co., c1993.; Sweetwater County. McCullers, Cyndi. Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia, c2009.; Sweetwater views. Sweetwater County Historical Society (Wyo.) [Green River, WY] : published by the Sweetwater County Historical Society, [1996]; History of Carter-Sweetwater County, Wyoming to 1875. Trevor, Marjorie C. Laramie, Wyoming : University of Wyoming, 1954.; Dudley Gardner. Sweetwater County, Wyoming. WyoHistory.org
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Document ID:11142042

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