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Sheridan is a city in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. The population was 15,804 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sheridan CountyGR6. Sheridan County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ...

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Geography and Climate

Sheridan is located at 44°47′48″N, 106°57′32″W (44.796720, -106.958970)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WY county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.0 km² (8.5 mi²). 22.0 km² (8.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.24%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 70 76 80 87 95 105 107 106 103 92 81 72
Norm High °F 33 39 48.2 57.5 66.4 76.4 85.2 84.9 73.1 59.8 43.4 34.4
Norm Low °F 9.7 14.9 22.5 30.4 38.6 46.8 52.4 51.5 41 30.3 18.5 10.4
Rec Low °F -35 -32 -23 -2 13 27 35 32 6 -9 -25 -37
Precip (in) 0.77 0.57 1 1.77 2.41 2.02 1.11 0.8 1.38 1.41 0.8 0.68
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Economy

Like most western towns, Sheridan's early industries included cattle ranching, logging, coal mining, railroading, agriculture, and small factories including a flour mill, brewery, and sugarbeet refinery. Residents today find employment in many fields including nearby coal mines, education, coal bed methane extraction, health care, retailing, banking, law firms; city, county, and state government; real estate sales, hospitality, lumber, railroad, dude ranching, National Forest, home construction, and a large number of small businesses, farming, and ranching. Surface coal mining in Wyoming. ... Coal bed methane extraction is a method for extracting methane from a coal deposit. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... “Banker” redirects here. ... A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Tourism. ... A sawmill is a facility where logs are cut into boards. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The guest ranch, also known as a dude ranch, is a type of ranch oriented towards visitors or tourism. ... U.S. National Forests are protected forests and woodland areas in the United States. ... Home Construction has been around since pre-history. ... A small business may be defined as a business with a small number of employees. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ... View of the Grant-Kohrs Ranch A ranch is an area of landscape, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 15,804 people, 7,005 households, and 4,062 families residing in the city. The population density was 718.7/km² (1,862.4/mi²). There were 7,413 housing units at an average density of 337.1/km² (873.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.93% White, 0.22% African American, 0.97% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.64% of the population. 24.0% were of German, 12.5% English, 10.3% Irish, 7.6% United States or American, 5.9% Norwegian and 5.3% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Languages English Religions Christianity (Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and other minority denominations), and other faiths. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 7,005 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $31,420, and the median income for a family was $40,106. Males had a median income of $30,829 versus $19,783 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,500. About 8.6% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Communications

The Billings Gazette is a daily morning broadsheet newspaper printed in Billings, Montana. ... The Casper Star-Tribune is a newspaper published in Casper, Wyoming. ... KEMC (KEMC 91. ... Wyoming Public Radio is a National Public Radio network in Wyoming, and is the only public radio network in the state. ... A competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC), is a telecommunications provider company (sometimes called a carrier) that competes with other, already established carriers (generally the incumbent). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ILEC or Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier is a local telephone company that was in existence at the time of the breakup of AT&T, for example, the Baby Bells and GTE. They compete with upstart Competitive Local Exchange Carriers. ... Purchase, New York is part of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. ... Purchase, New York is part of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. ...

Landmarks

Sheridan has several interesting sites to visit as a tourist:


On the National Register of Historic Places: A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

  • The historic Sheridan Inn - 856 Broadway Street - An inn opened in 1893 with a rich history of notable guests and a good ghost story or two.
  • Trail End State Historic Site - 400 Clarendon Avenue - A mansion finished in 1913 that was the home of John Benjamin Kendrick (1857-1933). Kendrick was a rancher who served as governor of Wyoming before being elected to three terms as a United States senator. Trail End is now a state-operated museum and is known locally as the Kendrick Mansion. Most of the contents of the museum are original to the Kendrick family.
  • Sheridan County Court House - corner of South Main and Burkett Streets.
  • Fort Mackenzie - 1898 Fort Road - Currently a hospital administered by the Veterans Administration. (See External Links)

Others: Senator from Wyoming; born near Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex. ... The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a Cabinet department of the United States government responsible for administering programs of veterans benefits for veterans, their families, and survivors. ...

  • Kendrick Park - corner of Badger and Beaver Streets - Includes children's play area, ice cream shop, swimming pool, and an elk and buffalo conservatory. Big Goose Creek passes through Kendrick Park.

Trivia

  • Sheridan is mentioned (rather briefly) in Douglas Adams' final work, The Salmon of Doubt. It is, in the book, a place where scientists think an asteroid will strike. Whether or not the asteroid actually does will never be known; Adams died before he finished the book.
  • In 1986, MTV ran a contest in which the grand prize was for the world premiere of Prince's movie Under The Cherry Moon, including an appearance by Prince himself, to be held in the winner's hometown. The winner was a Sheridan resident. The town's small size and rural setting made for interesting logistic issues that organizers of the event had to face. One of the most glaring issues was the fact that Sheridan had no limousines anywhere in town at the time; organizers resorted to using school buses to ferry celebrity guests to the premiere.
  • Sheridan was ranked number one by the True West Magazine in 2006 for the top western towns and then ranked sixth in the January/February 2007 issue.[1]
  • Several scenes of the 2006 film Flicka were filmed on location in Sheridan. Many movies have been filmed in the area including Wild Horses and Endangered Species.
  • Every summer in the second week of July, Sheridan hosts the Sheridan, Wyoming Rodeo. During Rodeo Week, events include a parade, the "Sneakers and Spurs" run, a rubber duck race on Big Goose creek in Kendrick Park, a carnival at the fairgrounds, and a golf tournament at the country club. A polo game is held on the last day of Rodeo Week.
  • In the film K-PAX, Sheridan is the first stickpin location on a map of cattle slaughter companies.

Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, comic radio dramatist, and musician. ... The front cover of the UK first hardcover edition of The Salmon of Doubt. ... 253 Mathilde, a C-type asteroid. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network based in New York City. ... Prince Rogers Nelson (born June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an iconic American musician. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... True West Magazine (alternate title: TrueWest) is an American magazine that contains glossy articles and covers; reporting about events that happened in the Old West era. ... Flicka [rated PG] is a 2006 film based on the 1941 childrens novel My Friend Flicka by Mary OHara. ... K-PAX (2001) is a mystery and/or sci-fi drama about a mental patient who claims he is an alien. ...

Notable current and former residents

Brad Anderson is the current CEO and Vice Chairman of Best Buy. ... Best Buy is sometimes called the big blue box because of the prominent design on Best Buy stores resembling a blue box. ... // James Lorimer I. Benepe (born October 24, 1963) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ... Buffalo Bill (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was born William Frederick Cody in the American state of Iowa. ... Sheridan College is operated by the Northern Wyoming Community College District and includes the original campus in Sheridan, Wyoming, the Gillette Campus in Gillette, WY, and outreach programs in Sheridan, Johnson, and Campbell Counties. ... Robyn Johnson (born March 5, 1985) is a beauty queen from Sheridan, Wyoming who will compete in the Miss USA pageant in 2007. ... The Miss Wyoming USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Wyoming in the Miss USA pageant. ... Senator from Wyoming; born near Jacksonville, Cherokee County, Tex. ... The Miss Wyoming Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Wyoming in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Miss Wyoming is a novel by Douglas Coupland published in 2000 (ISBN 0375407340). ... Miss Wyoming is a novel by Douglas Coupland published in 2000 (ISBN 0375407340). ... Romaine Patterson is currently the co-host with Derek Hartley of the Derek and Romaine show on Sirius Satellite Radios SIRIUS OutQ channel 109. ... The Miss Wyoming USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Wyoming in the Miss USA pageant. ...

Notable visitors

Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... For the film, see Calamity Jane (1953 film) Calamity Jane at age 33. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... Pam Dawber (born October 18, 1951 in Farmington Hills, Michigan) is an American actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Bighorn Mountains are shown highlighted in red in the western United States The Bighorn Mountains are a mountain range in northern Wyoming in the United States, forming a spur from the Rocky Mountains extending approximately 200 miles (320 km) northward on the Great Plains. ... For the musician, see Tommy Lee. ... Bob Knight Robert Montgomery (Bobby or Bob) Knight (born October 25, 1940 in Massillon, Ohio, USA), known as The General, is the head mens basketball coach at Texas Tech University. ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas, established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ... Indiana University, founded in 1820, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana. ... The term prince, from the Latin root princeps, is used for a member of the highest ranks of the aristocracy or the nobility. ... James Danforth Dan Quayle (born February 4, 1947) was the 44th Vice President of the United States under George H. W. Bush (1989-1993). ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Elliott Sadler (left) talking with teammate Dale Jarrett. ... William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the twenty-seventh President of the United States, the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in the early 20th century, a pioneer in international arbitration... Luke Cunningham Wilson (born September 21, 1971) is an American film actor. ...

Local history

  • Georgen, Cynde A. One cowboy's dream: John B. Kendrick, his family, home, and ranching empire. 2nd edition, revised. Virginia Beach, Virginia: The Donning Company Publishers, 2004. ISBN 1-57864-239-6
  • Sheridan, Wyoming, and area historical sites : easy reading c2004 by Charles W. Popovich
  • Our Wyoming heritage : as seen through the eyes of the young c1990 by the Sagebrush scholars of Sagebrush Elementary School, Sheridan, Wyoming. (ISBN 0932707203)

External links

Footnotes

  1. ^ TWMag, p-28,

References

  • True West Magazine, January/February 2007 issue, p-28
  • Maps and aerial photos for 44°47′48″N 106°57′32″W / 44.79672, -106.95897Coordinates: 44°47′48″N 106°57′32″W / 44.79672, -106.95897
Sheridan County, Wyoming
Sheridan, county seat
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Sheridan Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Sheridan County is a county located in the state of Wyoming. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... List of Wyoming county seats: Albany County - Laramie Big Horn County - Basin Campbell County - Gillette Carbon County - Rawlins Converse County - Douglas Crook County - Sundance Fremont County - Lander Goshen County - Torrington Hot Springs County - Thermopolis Johnson County - Buffalo Laramie County - Cheyenne Lincoln County - Kemmerer Natrona County - Casper Niobrara County - Lusk Park...

Towns

Clearmont | Dayton | Ranchester Clearmont is a town located in Sheridan County, Wyoming. ... Dayton is a town in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. ... Ranchester is a town located in Sheridan County, Wyoming. ...

Census-designated places

Arvada | Big Horn | Parkman | Story Arvada is a census-designated place located in Sheridan County, Wyoming. ... Big Horn is an unincorporated residential/agricultural community in Sheridan County, Wyoming, United States. ... Parkman is a census-designated place located in Sheridan County, Wyoming. ... Story is a census-designated place located in Sheridan County, Wyoming. ...


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