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Wyoming State Map Collection
Wyoming

County Map

Satellite Map of Wyoming
Wyoming Maps ,Symbols and Facts
Locate Historic Sites in Wyoming
Wyoming

Physical Map

How did Wyoming Counties get their name?
Wyoming's location in the United States
Enchanted Learning's World Wide-Geography sites
Virtual Tours of Wyoming
Wyoming's Waterfalls

What is a Compass Rose?

U.S History in Song 

United States in 1860

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Study Guides to Print

Know your World ~Quizzes (world,region,state)
Landform Study
States that Surround Wyoming Quiz
The Compass Rose

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The Compass Rose

 

 

 

 

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Know your World

Quiz Yourself on the Continents and Oceans 

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Quiz Yourself on our Nation's Capital- Washington, D.C.

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Quiz Yourself on the Rocky Mountain Region

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Quiz Yourself on the State of Wyoming  

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Read about different types of landforms CLICK HERE

After studying the landforms glossary answer this question.

Which of these landforms can be found in the state of WYOMING?

glacier

cave

mountain

peninsula

prairie

river

island

stream

river

source

canyon

strait

continent

tributary

gulf

valley

mesa

volcano

bay

delta

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 Quiz yourself on the states that border WYOMING

Which of these states border Wyoming? Hint: 6 states border Wyoming

  • Montana
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota 
  • Florida
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Idaho
  • Utah
  • Missouri
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Wyoming is located in the Rocky Mountain region of the west.

The Continental Divide runs through the state.

 

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 Wyoming Counties

I Origin of Wyoming County Names I

 

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United States in 1860 (beginning of the Civil War)

Can you locate present day Wyoming?

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Wyoming Physical Feature Map

 

 

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States That Border Wyoming

  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Idaho
  • Colorado
 

 

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 Wyoming County Names

 

From the Wyoming Historical Blue Book, pp. 1163-1170

 

Compiled by Statewide Information Services, Wyoming State Library

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ALBANY --- Named by a former resident of Albany, New York, who was a member of the Dakota Legislature. Named before Wyoming became a territory.

 

BIG HORN --- Named for the Big Horn or Rocky Mountain sheep, which were numerous in that part of the country in the early days.

 

CAMPBELL --- Named for John A. Campbell, first governor of the territory of Wyoming. Served 1869-1875. Named also for Robert Campbell, who was with Ashley's expedition in this part of the country from 1825 to 1835.

 

CARBON --- Named for the vast coal beds in the county.

 

CONVERSE --- Named for A. R. Converse, a Cheyenne banker and stockman.

 

CROOK --- Named for General George Crook, soldier and Indian fighter.

 

FREMONT --- Named for General John Charles Fremont, pathfinder and explorer.

 

GOSHEN --- From the biblical "Land of Goshen", for the rich, fertile lands and plentiful water. Also said to have been named for a French trapper, Gosche.

 

HOT SPRINGS --- Named for hot springs at Thermopolis in that county.

 

JOHNSON --- Named for E. P. Johnson, a lawyer of Cheyenne.

 

LARAMIE --- Named for Jacques La Ramie, French-Canadian trapper, who was killed by the Indians near what was later Fort Laramie.

 

LINCOLN --- Named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States.

 

NATRONA --- Named for the natron, or soda deposits in the county.

 

NIOBRARA --- Takes its name from the Niobrara River. Niobrara, from the Omaha Indian language, signifies "flat" or "broad" river.

 

PARK --- Named for Yellowstone National Park.

 

PLATTE --- Takes its name from the North Platte River. Platte from the French "plate", meaning "dull" or "shallow", a term singularly applicable to this stream.

 

SHERIDAN --- Named in honor of General Philip Sheridan of Civil War fame.

 

SUBLETTE --- Named for William L. Sublette, pioneer fur trader.

 

SWEETWATER --- Named for Sweetwater River.

 

TETON --- Named for the Teton Mountains. Indians called them Tee-win-ot, three pinnacles. French trappers applied the name "Les Trois Tetons".

 

UINTA --- Named for the Uintah Mountains, which in turn were named for the Uintah Indians.

 

WASHAKIE --- Named for Chief Washakie of the Shoshoni Indian Tribe in Wyoming.

 

WESTON --- Named for John B. Weston, whose activities and influence brought the railroad into that section of Wyoming.

 

 

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Answers to landforms question

glacier-Y

cave-Y

mountain-Y

peninsula-N

prairie-Y

river-Y

island-N lake or stream islands not counted

stream-Y

river-Y

source-Y

canyon-Y

strait-N

continent-N

tributary-Y

gulf-N

valley-Y

mesa-Y

volcano-Yif you count Yellowstone Area click here for a map of Yellostone Volcanos

sound-N

estuary-N

 

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