Facts About Green River
The townsite of Green River, Dakota Territory was platted by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1867.
The territory of Wyoming was created on July 25, 1868, and the Town of Green River was incorporated on August 21, 1868, under the laws of the previous Territory of Dakota since the laws of the Wyoming Territory had yet to be written.
The Town of Green River was re-incorporated on June 10, 1891, under the laws of the State of Wyoming to remove any ambiguity
The city has a total area of 14.02 square miles, of which 13.73 square miles is land and 0.29 square miles is water.
The city became a distribution point after the arrival in 1868 of the Union Pacific Railroad and was later the eastern terminus of the Oregon Short Line Railroad.
The Green River Basin contains the world’s largest known deposit of trona ore.
Green River is a city in and the county seat of Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Green River is a gateway to the Flaming Gorge Reservoir and National Recreation Area and to Ashley National Forest immediately to the south.
The estimated population of Green River is 12,069, as of 2019.
Green River was originally known as the Spanish River, it was renamed in 1824, probably for its colour derived in places from green soapstone banks along its course.