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Daggett County

Utah

Gateway to the Flaming Gorge



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The Cities and communities of Daggett County, Utah*



Dutch John

Manila (County Seat)

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Government

Daggett County Website or try this one - both appear to be "official" websites

County Courthouse
95 N 1st West
P.O. Box 219
Manila, UT 84046
Phone: 435-784-3154

The County Seat of Daggett County is Manila

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Population:

1920 - 400
1930 - 411
1940 - 564
1950 - 364
1960 - 1,164
1970 - 666
1980 - 769
1990 - 690
1996 - 752
2000 - 921
2009 - 941

Population Density:
2000 - 1 person per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 39 years

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Location:

in north-eastern Utah in the top right hand corner of the state.
Nearby Counties
North - Sweetwater County, Wyoming
East - Moffat County, Colorado
South - Uintah County, Utah
Southwest - Duchesne County, Utah
West - Summit County, Utah

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Climate:

The county experiences all four seasons and the weather may change rapidly and unpredictibly. Always be prepared for cooler weather at any time of the year.

Check this weather page for climate and weather information as well as links to current weather.

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household income:
2000 - $30,833
2009 - $37,165

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $15,511

Median House Value:
2000 - $69,700
2009 - $170,927

Daggett County is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participation in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

Housing Units:
2000 - 1,084
Only about 25% of the houses in the county are lived in year-round by residents.

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History:

A history page for Daggett County. Also try this history page which has many links to more historical information. Take a look at this history summary for Daggett County.

In 1837 Fort Davey Crockett, aka Fort Misery due to its lack of supplies and amenities, was built at Brown's Hole by Philip Thompson and William Craig. The trappers of the area found their supplies, though meager, at the Fort. John Wesley Powell, the famous explorer, floated down the Green and Colorado Rivers to study the area in 1869 and 1871. He came through parts of the County at that time Around the same time, rumors flew that the Uinta Mountains had diamonds. Investments were made from Europe and eastern America, but later the rumors were found to be false. At first, the county area was used for summer grazing of livestock by ranchers from other areas of the state. In the 1890's, irrigation was introduced which made it possible for the ranchers to live in the area rather than coming only for the summer season. Daggett County was formed in 1918 from the northern portions of Uintah County. Manila was named the county seat. Daggett County was one of the last counties in the state to be organized.

The county is named for Ellsworth Daggett who was part of the development of irrigation in the area. He was also the first surveyor-general of the state of Utah.

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Geography:

Highest point: Eccentric Peak (12,276 ft)
Lowest point: Green River at the Colorado State Line (5,370 ft)

Located within the county is a portion of the Ashley National Forest and a portion of Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Total area: 723 square miles
Land area: 698 square miles
Water area: 25 square miles

Over 90% of the land in the county is owned by the federal government.

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Genealogy:

Daggett County US GenWeb Genealogy page.


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Libraries:

Daggett County Library and Museum
The Museum and library have limited hours of operation and are not open year-round.
Please see the website for specific information

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Schools:

Daggett School District
Second North St At Second West St
P.O. Box 249
Manila, UT 84046
Phone: 435-784-3174

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Economy:

Livestock, hay and alfalfa remain the mainstay of Daggett County's economy. It also is a major producer of electric power for Utah and nearby areas. Flaming Gorge is a popular tourist area which provides employment. Dutch John was built up in 1957 to serve as a place to live for many of those people.

Daggett County Economic Development

2009 Economic Profile for Daggett County

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Organizations & Groups

Flaming Gorge Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 122
Manila, UT 84046

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Attractions & Other Information

Info on the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area

Flaming Gorge Country
The Adventure Next Door

Daggett County Museum and Library
The Museum and library have limited hours of operation and are not open year-round.
Please see the website for specific information

Tower Rock Run - held in August each year
5K, 10K and Fun Run/Walk

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