Johnson County (pop. 8,569) is north of Natrona County. It’s one of 12 Johnson counties in the U.S.
The “Johnson County War” was a range war in 1892 involving small local ranchers, larger ranchers, hired killers, and the U.S. Cavalry.
The county seat of Johnson County is Buffalo (pop. 4,585).
Buffalo is the northern terminus of Interstate 25, which goes more than 1,000 miles south through Cheyenne, Denver, and Albuquerque to Las Cruces, N.M.
The Blue Gables Motel in Buffalo (1939) is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Buffalo’s Carnegie Library (1909) in now the Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum.
The Johnson County Courthouse in Buffalo dates from 1884.
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is north of Buffalo. The fort was an army outpost on the Bozeman Trail in the 1860s.
The town of Kaycee (pop. 263) is the home of the Hoofprints of the Past Museum.
The 375-mile Powder River, a tributary of the Yellowstone River, begins near Kaycee.
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