Place:Park, Wyoming, United States

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Park County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,205. The county seat is Cody. The county contains the majority (more than 53%) of Yellowstone National Park's total land area. Park County is a mecca for tourists. Many attractions abound, including the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, the Cody Stampede Rodeo, and the western museum, Old Trail Town.

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History

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Park County was created on February 15, 1909 with land detached from Big Horn County. The county was named for Yellowstone National Park which is mostly within the limits of Park County.

In 1913, Hot Springs County was created from portions of Park County, Big Horn County, and Fremont County. Park County also had minor boundary adjustments in 1929 and 1931, but otherwise its boundaries have remained unchanged.

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Date Event Source
1909 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1911 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1970 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1910 4,909
1920 7,298
1930 8,207
1940 10,976
1950 15,182
1960 16,874
1970 17,752
1980 21,639
1990 23,178

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