Park County, Wyoming

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Park County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The population was 25,786 at the 2000 census. The county seat is Cody.[1] The county contains the majority (more than 53%) of Yellowstone National Park's total land area.[2]

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History

Park County was created on February 15, 1909, and given the descriptive name as location of the Yellowstone National Park .[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,969 square miles (18,048 km²), of which 6,942 square miles (17,981 km²) is land and 26 square miles (68 km²) (0.37%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Park County, Wyoming is one of the few counties in the United States to border its namesake in another state—in this case, Park County, Montana.

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