Riverton, WY is located in Fremont County; a county founded in the late 1800’s and named after explorer and politician, John C. Fremont. Riverton lies at the union of the Big and Little Wind Rivers and was established in 1906. The Wind River Indian Reservation, which lies near Riverton, is the seventh largest Indian reservation in the United States. The reservation is inhabited by the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. Riverton was built in a natural basin that had long been a gathering point for people since pre-history to the 1830 and 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous.
Riverton, also known as the Rendezvous City, has grown to include over 10,000 in population, and has altered from a city not only centered around ranching and mining, but also one focused on educational and commercial opportunity. Riverton and Fremont County offer many appealing opportunities that not only draw visitors to the area, but those who wish to make the city their permanent residence.