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Washakie County, Wyoming

Washakie County

Washakie County was established on February 09, 1911 (organized 1913) from Big Horn County (originally called Hanover County; renamed to Washakie seven days later). The county was named for the Washakie (1804–1900), a leader of Shoshone Native American tribe.

Currently the Washakie County Seat can be found in Worland and the county government website is

Areas neighboring Washakie County are Big Horn County (north), Johnson County (east), Natrona County (south), Fremont County (south), Hot Springs County (west), Park County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Washakie County consists of Worland, Ten Sleep

Washakie 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 Washakie 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.

Washakie 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.

Washakie County Society and Family History Resources

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

Washakie County Courthouse and Government Records

Washakie County Courthouse

Researchers typically overlook the value of Washakie 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 Washakie 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 Washakie County. The years suggested below tend to be the first recognized records data in this county.

  • Washakie County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 1023 Big Horn Ave, Worland, WY 82401
    • Phone: (307) 347-4821
  • Washakie 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: 1906
  • Washakie 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: 1912

Washakie County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources related to Washakie 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 Washakie County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Washakie Co. WY Books, Newspapers & Publications

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Washakie Co. WY Census Records

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Washakie Co. WY Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washakie Co. WY General and History Websites

Washakie Co. WY Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washakie Co. WY Military Records

Washakie Co. WY Schools & Directories

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