Jackson Hole, named for Trapper Davey Jackson, refers to the valley surrounding the Teton Mountain Range. The Town is called Jackson. Jackson Hole is the gateway to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, famous for rugged mountains and an abundance of wildlife. Teton Village, a community within Jackson Hole, is home to the Grand Teton Music Festival located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
- Yellowstone National Park was created in 1872 as the world’s first national park. Grand Teton National Park was created in 1929.
- In Teton County 97% of the land is federally owned or state managed. Only 3% of the land in the Jackson Hole area is privately owned.
- Over 60 mammals, over 100 types of birds, and over 8 types 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.