Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy

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United States Gotoarrow.png Wyoming Gotoarrow.png Washakie County

County Courthouse

Washakie County Courthouse
1023 Big Horn Avenue
P.O. Box 862
Worland, WY 82401
(307) 347-4821

County Clerk has marriage and land records; Clerk
District Court has divorce, probate and court records[1]


Parent County

1911--Washakie County was created 9 February 1911 from Big Horn County.  County seat: Worland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Colter South Flat Washakie Ten Winchester
Durkee Ten Sleep West River Worland

Neighboring Counties



Riverview Memorial Gardens
Cemetery Complex
West River Rd.
Worland, WY 82401
(307) 347-8948
(307) 347-2486

Located west of the city of Worland. Cemetery records are managed by the City Clerk's office.

Ten Sleep Cemetery
P.O. Box 394
Ten Sleep, WY 82442

Located on the west edge of Ten Sleep. The Ten Sleep Cemetery website contains a full cemetery registry, headstone images, plot map, history, and contact information.


For tips on accessing Washakie County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.


LDS Church wards and branches: Worland 1st, Worland 2nd, and Tensleep.



Local Histories




Worland Grit - December 1905 to May 1939[3]

Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming.  Archives can be found at the Wyoming Newspaper Project.

Northern Wyoming Daily News- June 1939 to present [4]

201 N. 8th
Worland, Wyoming 82401
(307) 347-3241

Operated in Worland, Washakie, Wyoming.  The name was changed from the Worland Grit in June 1939.  A free archives database can be found on their website for issues from January 3, 2006 to present.



Vital Records

458 marriages from 1 Jan 1900 to 31 Dec 1930 are listed on the Western States Marriage Index.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767 Washakie County, Wyoming
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/
  4. From the Wyoming Daily News website. http://www.wyodaily.com/