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Guide to the Platte County Clerk Records

Identifier: RG1084

Scope and Content

This record group contains records created by the county clerk's office and may include records relating to county government administration, county commissioners, budgets and receiving books, elections and appointments, land ownership, brands, county contracts and agreements, corporation and business records, marriages registered with the county, community welfare, motor vehicle titles, and cartographic records.

Records Group includes original documents and microfilm copies.


  • 1886-1978
  • Majority of material found within 1913-2019


Language of Materials


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research, with the exception of the Military Discharge Records. They are restricted in accordance to Wyoming State Statutes.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Historical Note

Platte County was created in 1911 and organized in 1913 from a portion of Laramie County. Wheatland is the county seat.

The county clerk's office manages records relating to county government administration, real estate transactions, corporations, marriages, elections, road and bridge maintenance, and motor vehicle registrations. Prior to 1909, livestock brands were registered at the county level. Historically, counties were also responsible for the welfare of their citizens and often oversaw early efforts to financially assist the poor, mentally ill and elderly.


5 cubic feet (+ 104 volumes + 116 microfilm rolls + 1 map drawer)


Platte County Clerk records as maintained by the Wyoming State Archives consist of original volumes and microfilm incuding maps, building plans, funeral register, brand index, business license register, marriage records and various land filing information. They were filed for record with the County Clerk's Office


Arranged by record type. See container list for more information.

Acquisition Information

Transferred from Platte County Clerk's office.

Alternate Formats Available

Selected records available on microfilm at the Wyoming State Archives. Selected records have been digitized and are linked within the container list.

Related Material

Additional records created by the Platte County Clerk are still with the Clerk's Office.

Processing Information

The finding aid for the collection was entered in 1994, and was periodically updated as needed through 2007. It is divided into four subgroups including: Administrative, Corporation, Land and Marriage Records.

Guide to the Platte County Clerk Records, 1886-1978
Edited Full Draft
Cindy Brown
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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

Barrett Building
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne Wyoming 82002 United States
(307) 777-7826