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Big Horn County, Wyoming

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Big Horn County was created by the legislature of Wyoming Territory in March 1890, and was organized in 1897; its area was annexed from Fremont, Johnson, and Sheridan counties.

Big Horn County was named for the Big Horn Mountains which form its eastern boundary. Originally, the county included the entire Big Horn Basin, but in 1909 Park County was created from a portion of Big Horn County, and in 1911 Hot Springs and Washakie counties were created from portions of Big Horn, leaving the county with its present borders.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Communities

  • Basin (County Seat)
  • Burlington
  • Byron
  • Cowley
  • Deaver
  • Emblem
  • Frannie
  • Greybull
  • Hyattville
  • Kane
  • Lovell
  • Manderson
  • Meadow Lark Lake
  • Otto
  • Reeves Corner
  • Shell



Bighorn Canyon Nat'l Rec. Area (part)

Bighorn National Forest (part)

Sioux Trail

The Basin Republican-Rustler Printing Building

Lower Shell School House

ML Ranch

Medicine Wheel/Medicine Mtn. Nat'l Monument