Converse County was named for a stock man and Cheyenne banker, Amasa R. Converse. The county was established March 9, 1888. Currently there are 4,265 square miles, 22 townships and 5 zip codes under the Sheriff’s jurisdiction. Douglas was established as the county seat on May 18, 1888 where the Converse County Sheriffs keeps it’s offices, as well as a satellite office in Glenrock.
Malcolm Campbell was sworn in as Territorial Sheriff until the election in November of 1888. Newly elected Sheriff John T. Williams narrowly beat out Campbell by 39 votes becoming Converse’s first sheriff. Since that time 19 men have served as the county’s top lawman.