There are twenty-three Counties in the state of Wyoming. There were originally five Counties in the
Wyoming Territory: Laramie and Carter, established in 1867; Carbon and Albany established in 1868; and Uinta, an
annexed portion of Utah and Idaho, extending from Montana (including Yellowstone Park) to the Wyoming-Utah
boundary. On July 10, 1890, Wyoming was admitted to the Union with thirteen counties.
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Teton County was created February 15, 1921 with land from Lincoln County and organized the following year. The county
was named for the Teton Range. The county was created because the inhabitants lived too far away from Kemmerer, the county seat of Lincoln
County. The creation of the county required a special act of the Wyoming Legislature, because the area was too poor and had too few people
to qualify for county status under the normal requirements.
Teton County, Wyoming is one of the few counties in the United States to border its namesake in another state--in this case, Teton County, Idaho.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,222 square miles (10,934 km2), of which,
4,008 square miles (10,380 km2) of it is land and 214 square miles (554 km2) of it (5.07%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Park County (north)
Fremont County (east)
Sublette County (southeast)
Lincoln County (south)
Bonneville County, Idaho and Teton County, Idaho (southwest)