Last updated: 2/28/2017
Cody, Wyoming
Street Address
1002 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, WY 82414
Mailing Address
Cody, WY 82414
Hours
Monday - Friday9 AM - 4 PM
Staff
Brian Beauvais, Curator
Description

The flags of five countries have flown over that part of Wyoming which is now Park County—the flags of Spain, Great Britain, Mexico, France and the United States. For many years it was in Dakota Territory. With the birth of statehood in 1890, Wyoming, the 44th state, was divided into five counties running from north to south across the state. What is now Park County was first a part of Sweetwater County, then Fremont County, and then Big Horn County, until 1909, when the Wyoming State Legislature defined and set aside the boundaries of Park County. An election in November 1910 determined that the county seat would be in Cody. Records have been kept in Park County since 1911. In 2009, the collections were moved to the Park County Library in the Park County Complex.

Research in the Archives

We welcome you to come in to browse or to conduct historical and genealogical research. Our collections document the history of the town of Cody, Park County, Wyoming, and the surrounding area. We are happy to assist you in locating material for your search. Sources include: Vertical reference files on Park County subjects, Biographies, Obituaries, Photographs (over 20,000 images), Maps of Cody, Park County, and Wyoming from 1899 on, Newspapers, including the Cody Enterprise (1903 to the present), the Cody Times (1949-52), the Powell Tribune (1940 to present) and the Wyoming Stockgrower and Farmer (1903-09). Original manuscript collections and Oral Histories.

Facilities

Our Research Facilities

We are located in the new Park County Library Building, 1500 Heart Mountain Street (extension of 13th Street), Room 140, in Cody. We are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are closed major holidays and on days when the Park County Library is closed. For library closings, please consult the Park County Library calendar.

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