The last remaining piece of private property on Mormon Row is on the market. When it sells, the Moulton family, one of Mormon Row’s earliest families, will end the most famous chapter of early Jackson Hole history.
Hal Blake, property owner, remembers decades ago standing on the acre he now owns, his grandfather Clark Moulton beside him, back when the Moulton’s owned and worked hundreds of acres in the area. Even then the acre was the last private remnant of pioneering days, surrounded by the growth of Grand Teton National Park, but enjoying the benefit of the park’s incorporation of the surrounding land, which stretches empty and wide wherever you look. Blake said, “I can remember distinctly standing here with my granddad, and him saying, ‘This is the biggest acre in the country.’”
While most homesteaders eventually resolved to sell their land to Mr. Rockefeller and/or the National Park, the Moulton family decided to retain 1 acre of land in what is now known as the Mormon Row Historic District. This single acre of land is now completely surrounded by Grand Teton National Park, The acre, the farm-style house, the barn and outbuildings, the cabins that have been operated as a tourism business since the late 1970s is now on the market for $5 million. View property.
History of Mormon Row
The land was homesteaded in 1906 by T.A. Moulton, one of three brothers who claimed land within sight of each other, raised cattle and grain and families. T.A. built the first version of the famous Moulton barn, one of the most photographed buildings in the West. It stands just to the north, on what’s now park land.
Read more about the history of this property and the family in a recent article published by the Jackson Hole News & Guide: The Last Piece of an Era (portions of this post were sourced from this article).