Park County (pop. 28,205) is in the northwestern corner of Wyoming. It is one of three Park counties in the U.S.
Park County was named for Yellowstone National Park; more than half of the park is in the county.
Mammoth Hot Springs is in the northern part of the county, near the Montana border.
The county seat of Park County is Cody (pop. 9,520), which was named for William “Buffalo Bill” Cody – one of the founders of the town. Cody is about 50 miles east of Yellowstone Park.
Buffalo Bill’s boyhood home (moved from Iowa to Cody) is part of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Cody also has a dam named for Buffalo Bill (on the Shoshone River) and a prominent statue of Buffalo Bill.
Another statue in Cody recognizes the mountain man named John “Liver-Eating” Johnson.
The artist Jackson Pollock was born in Cody in 1912.
The town of Powell, about 25 miles northeast of Cody, is the home of the two-year Northwest College.
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