Platte County is named for the North Platte River which flows through the county, and “platte” is the French for “flat”.
Created: February 9, 1911
Wheatland 1911 – present
County Courthouse – Wheatland
Location: 800 9th Street / Walnut Street
Built: 1917 – 1918
Style: Classical Revival
Architect: Baerreson Brothers Architects
Contractor: Archie Allison of Cheyenne.
Description: The building faces west and is a two story buff colred brick and concrete structure. The west front projects from the main building and has four large stone columns supporting a header with pediment above. The main entrance is recessed and the second story is recessed behind the columns. The roof line extends beyond d the building and has white colored trim.
E – Goshen County
S – Laramie County
Photos taken 2007