Jackson Hole, named for Trapper Davey Jackson, refers to the 50-mile valley running along the Teton Range. The town municipality is called Jackson. Jackson Hole is the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, famous for their rugged mountain beauty and abundant wildlife. Teton Village, a community within Jackson Hole, is home to the Grand Teton Music Festival and the world-famous Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
• Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park, created in 1872, 18 years before Wyoming became a state. Grand Teton National Park was created in 1929.
• 97% of the 3,826,407 acres in Teton County are federally owned or state managed including Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and the National Elk Refuge. Only 3% of the land in the Jackson Hole area is privately owned.
• Among all 50 U.S. states, Wyoming ranks 9th in size and 50th in population.
• The U.S. Voyager II spacecraft, launched in 1977 to explore the unknown reaches of the solar system, contains an Ansel Adams photograph of Jackson Hole as part of its artifacts cargo.
• Over 60 species of mammals, over 100 species of birds, and 8 species of game fish can be found in the Jackson Hole/Yellowstone area.
• Teton County holds the distinction of being the wealthiest county per capita in the United States.