Platte County, Wyoming

Platte County

Platte County was established on February 09, 1911 from Laramie County. The county was named for the North Platte River. Plate is French for flat..

Currently the Platte County Seat can be found in Wheatland and the county government website is http://www.plattecountywyoming.com/

Areas neighboring Platte County are Niobrara County (northeast), Goshen County (east), Laramie County (south), Albany County (west), Converse County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Platte County consists of Chugwater, Glendo, Guernsey, Hartville, Wheatland.

Platte County vital records can be found at the Wyoming Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Wyoming for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Platte County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Wyomong Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.

Platte County consists of Federal Census Schedules to aid in looking into your family tree. United states federal Population Schedules exist for 1920, 1930, 1940.

You will discover free downloadable and also printable census forms to help with your research.

Platte County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Platte County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Platte County Courthouse and Government Records


Platte County Courthouse

Researchers typically overlook the value of Platte County court, probate, and land records as a useful resource of genealogy and family history details. Buried away in Wyoming courthouses and archives just about everywhere could be the aspirations and frustrations of countless Wyoming inhabitants. The possibilities are very good that your particular ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least some facets of their lives in the Platte County court records. Even if your ancestors is not mentioned in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.

Make sure you call the clerk's dept to affirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will assist men and women in obtaining the materials, however it's up to the person to do the researching.

The below information and facts denotes what birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and legal records are typically in Platte County. The years suggested below tend to be the first recognized records data in this county.

  • Platte County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 800 9th St, Wheatland, WY 82201
    • Phone: (307) 322-3857
  • Platte County Clerk & Recorder's Office responsibilities which include maintaining records of land transactions (deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mineral leases, etc) and ssue Wyoming Marriage Licenses.
    • Marriage Records: 1913
    • Land Records: 1873
  • Platte County Clerk of District Court has many responsibilities which include the administration of estates, probate of wills, the appointment of guardians and is responsible for filing and maintaining records of all court proceedings and documents of both civil and criminal nature.
    • Probate Records: 1913 
    • Court Records: 1913 

Platte County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Platte County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is simply a directory that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to submit your own most liked Platte County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Platte Co. WY Books, Newspapers & Publications

Platte Co. WY Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Platte Co. WY Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Platte Co. WY Census Records

Platte Co. WY Church & Cemeteries

Platte Co. WY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Platte Co. WY General and History Websites

Platte Co. WY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Platte Co. WY Military Records

Platte Co. WY Schools & Directories

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