Trails to the Past


Park County



Trails to the Past

My name is Marie Miller and as your Park County Wyoming Administrator if you have any Obituaries, News clippings, Death, Marriage, Birth or any other information Feel free to email me with your contributions.

Park County was created on February 15, 1909, and given the descriptive name as a location for Yellowstone National Park.  Park County is a mecca for tourists.  Many attractions including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Cody Stampede Rodeo, and the western museum, Old Trail Town.

In 1895, William Cody was instrumental in the founding of Cody, the seat of Park County . The Old Trail Town museum is at the center of the community and honors the traditions of Western life. Cody first passed through the region in the 1870s. He was so impressed by the development possibilities from irrigation, rich soil, grand scenery, hunting, and proximity to Yellowstone Park that he returned in the mid-1890s to start a town. He brought with him associates for whom streets were named: Beck, Alger, Rumsey, Bleistein and Salsbury. The town was incorporated in 1901.

Cities of Park County are Cody and Powell, the towns are Frannie and Meeteetse, with census designated places being that of Garland, and Ralston.  Other localities are Wapiti and Yanceys



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Park County Mail List on Rootsweb

Park County Message Board on Rootsweb

Park County Message Board on Genforum



Adjacent Counties

Big Horn County

Washakie County

Hot Springs County

Fremont County

Teton County

Park County, Montana

Carbon County, Montana

Gallatin County, Montana



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