Teton County, Wyoming Genealogy

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Teton County

Guide to Teton County, Wyoming ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Information


Teton County was founded in 1921, the county seat is Jackson. [1] It is located on the northwestern area of the state. It was named for the Teton Range.[2]

County Courthouse

Teton County Courthouse
200 S Willow
PO Box 1727
Jackson, WY 83001
Phone: 307.733.4430
Teton County Website

County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, land and court records.[3]

Teton County, Wyoming Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
* For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Boundary Changes

  • Parent County: created 15 February 1921 from Lincoln County.
  • County seat: Jackson [4]

Populated Places

The following are locations in the county:[5]

  • Grovont
  • Beaver Creek
Unincorporated communites
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

County Facts
County seat: Jackson
Organized: February 15, 1921
Parent County(s): Lincoln [6]
Neighboring Counties
Bonneville (ID)  • Fremont (ID)  • Fremont  • Gallatin (MT)  • Lincoln  • Park  • Sublette  • Teton (ID)
See County Maps
Location Map
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Teton Valley Wyoming near Jackson bordering Idaho.jpg


Bible Records


Business, Commerce, and Occupations


Cemeteries of Teton County, Wyoming online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in
more complete
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Wyoming Cemeteries for more information

The following web site has additional information on Teton county cemeteries.

Census Records

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1930 2,003
1940 2,543 27.0%
1950 2,593 2.0%
1960 3,062 18.1%
1970 4,823 57.5%
1980 9,355 94.0%
1990 11,172 19.4%
2000 18,251 63.4%
2010 21,294 16.7%
Source: "Wikipedia.org"

State Census Records

Federal Census Records

Federal Censuses were taken for Wyoming starting in 1850. For links to Federal census indexes, see Wyoming Census.

For tips on accessing Teton County, Wyoming Genealogy census records online, see: Wyoming Census.

Church Records

Church records vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Wyoming denominations, view the Wyoming Church Records wiki page.

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Grovont
  • Jackson
  • South Park
  • Wilson

Court Records


Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups

Funeral Homes



Land and Property Records

Online Land Records

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Wyoming Land and Property for additional information about early Wyoming land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse, where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Teton County, Wyoming Genealogy. County and town histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Wyoming Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers



Military Records

Civil War
No known military units were raised specifically from Wyoming as it did not become a state until 1890. However men from the territories that became Wyoming fought in other units during the Civil War.

World War I

For further information see Wyoming Military Records.

Naturalization and Citizenship


Wyoming Newspapers Online

Wyoming Newspaper Catalogs


Other Records


Probate Records

In most counties in Wyoming, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, fee books, claim registers, legacy records, inheritance records, probate ticklers, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Wyoming- Teton - Probate records.

School Records

Tax Records

Wyoming tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. See the CDC Where to Write website for information on acquiring copies of these records.

See also How to order Wyoming Vital Records, order electronically online $ or download an application for Wyoming Birth Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail. For records more than 50 years old visit Wyoming State Archives





Research Facilities


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.




County, Township and City Societies



Research Guides


  1. http://genealogytrails.com/wyo/teton/ accessed 11/15/2016
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teton_County,_Wyoming accessed 11/15/2016
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 767. Teton County, Wyoming
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Teton County, Wyoming," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teton_County,_Wyoming#Communities accessed 30 November 2016.
  6. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
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