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History of Emery County, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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Area: 4,439 square miles; population: 10,332; county seat: Castle Dale; origin of county name: after territorial governor George W. Emery; principal cities/towns: Huntington (1,875), Castle Dale (1,704), Ferron (1,606), Orangeville (1,459), Green River (866) economy: electric power generating, coal mining, livestock; points of interest: Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, the Green River, Joes Valley Reservoir, Huntington Canyon, Emery County Museum in Castle Dale, Goblin Valley State Park, and the San Rafael Swell.

Emery County in southeastern Utah is bordered on the north by Carbon County (which was created from Emery in l894), on the west by the Wasatch Plateau and the original settlements in Sanpete and Sevier counties from which most Emery County settlers came, on the south by the remote artificial boundary with Wayne County, and on the east by the Green River--the natural boundary with Grand County (which was created from Emery county in l890). Emery County includes three geographical areas: the mountains of the Wasatch Plateau; Castle Valley, where the major settlements are located; and the desert of the San Rafael Swell, the San Rafael Reef, Cedar Mountain, and the remote stretches of land west of the Green River.


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