Worland is located in north central Wyoming on the Big Horn River in the Big Horn Basin on the western side of the Big Horn Mountains. Camp Worland was originally built along the Bridger Trail on the western banks of the Big Horn River. Then the folks discovered the railroad had made plans to build along the eastern banks of the Big Horn. They decided they'd rather move the town than be bypassed by the tracks so in the below-zero temperatures of the 1905-1906 winter, they moved Camp Worland across the frozen river surface and built a new settlement named Worland. When Washakie County was designated in 1911, Worland became the county seat.