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Teton County was established January 26, 1915 from portions of Madison, Bingham and Fremont Counties, with its county seat at Driggs. It was named for the Teton mountains and valley. It was first visited in 1808 by John Colter who had been a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition. No particular Indian tribe made their permanent homes in the valley, but councils were held here and it was a hunting ground for many tribes. In 1822, the first permanent settlers came into the valley but substantial growth did not begin until 1888 when Mormon settlers from Utah began to establish the town of Driggs followed closely in 1889 by more Mormon settlers from the Cache Valley who formed Victor. In the 2010 census the population of the county was 10,170, an increase of 70% since the 2000 census. This was on top of a 74% increase between 1990 and 2000. There are 3 incorporated communities in the county: Driggs, Victor, and Tetonia. There are also a number of other unicorporated communities including Bates, Cache, Cedron, Chapin, Clawson, Clementsville, Darby, and Felt. There is not a more beautiful location in the continental United States! Note that there is a substantial amount of Teton information for genealogists at the FamilySearch Research Wiki. There is some general information about Teton County that can be helpful at Wikipedia.

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Teton County Coordinator
Mike St. Clair
Idaho State Coordinator
Matthew Friend

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