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About Johnson County, WY
Johnson County, Wyoming - encompassing the rolling plains of the Old West and the towering peaks of the Bighorn Mountains. It's a land rich in both history and scenery. A place of sheep herders and cattle barons, renegades and rustlers. Where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid holed up after their outlaw exploits. Where miners consumed with gold rush fever passed through on the Bozeman Trail. Where some of the most famous Indian battles in American history occurred. And where the Johnson County Cattle War, a rangeland dispute which historians often deem one of the most notorious events in our history, left its mark here in the late 1880s ... and that Owen Wister wrote about in his epic American novel, The Virginian.
Johnson County is a place of legend and living history surrounded by one of the last best unspoiled places in the American West. Come see us ... experience both the beauty of the Bighorn Mountain wilderness and the history of the Western frontier..
The County Seat of Johnson County, Wyoming is the City of Buffalo, with a population of just over 4,500 people. The county is also home to the town of Kaycee.
One of Johnson County's biggest attractions is the magnificent Bighorn Mountains. Here you will find an abundance of wildlife and an endless variety of outdoor experiences, including hiking and backpacking, camping, fishing, hunting, mountain horseback riding, snowmobiling, skiing and just plain sightseeing.
This website is provided to serve as a source of information for both visitors and residents. The Calendar and FAQ's are listed in an effort to keep our citizens informed about their government and hopefully answer questions about the functions of Johnson County Government. The Johnson County Courthouse is open from 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday except for holidays and certain times designated by the Board of County Commissioners. Click here to view the official holiday schedule.
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