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Platte County, Wyoming

US county information
NamePlatte County
StateWyoming
SeatWheatland
Largest cityWheatland
US Area
Total Area2111 sq mi (5467.5 km2)
Land Area2085 sq mi (5400.2 km2)
Water Area26 sq mi (67.3 km2)
Population8667 (2010)
Density1.61/km2 (4.2/sq mi)
Founded1911

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Platte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of 2010, the population was 8,667. Its county seat is Wheatland .

Two important Republican politicians came from Platte County: former Governor Jim Geringer, who served from 1995 2003) and former State Representatives Harold Hellbaum, who served from 1963 1977 and was Speaker of the House at the end of his tenure.

Platte County was also the birthplace of Larry Birleffi (1918 2008), the "Voice of the University of Wyoming Cowboys" from 1947-1986.


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