Buffalo in Johnson County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Johnson County Courthouse
The court house was built in 1884 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Main Street started out as a game trail across Clear Creek. The Bozeman Trail used this route to the Montana gold fields and thus precipitated the bloody Indian Wars of the 1860's around Fort Phil Kearny 17 miles north of Buffalo.
The War Memorial originally on this site was replaced by the adjacent black granite Veterans Memorial, dedicated 11 November, 1987.
Location. 44° 20.883′ N, 106° 41.954′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, Wyoming, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (Business Interstate 25) and Fort Street, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 76 North Main Street, Buffalo WY 82834, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Nate Champion's Diary (within shouting distance of this marker); Homesteading and the Jenkins Family Nate Champion's Last Run (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder River Country (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Occidental Hotel (about 400 feet away); Living on the Edge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Horn Mountains (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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