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The Cities and communities of Duchesne County, Utah*

Altamont, Altonah

Bluebell, Bridgeland


Duchesne (County Seat)



Mountain Home, Myton




Tabiona, Talmage


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Duchesne County Official Website
734 North Center Street
P.O. Box 910
Duchesne, Utah 84021
Phone: 435-738-1100

Office of the County Clerk

The County Seat of Duchesne County is Duchesne

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1920 - 9,093
1930 - 8,263
1940 - 8,958
1950 - 8,134
1960 - 7,179
1970 - 7,299
1980 - 12,565
1990 - 12,645
1995 - 13,799
2000 - 14,371
2009 - 17,948

Median age:
2000 - 28 years

Population Density:
2000 - 4 persons per square mile

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Duchesne County is located in Eastern Utah

East - Uintah County
West - Wasatch county
North - Summit County
South - Carbon County
Southwest - Utah County
Northeast - Daggett County

Duchesne County is northeastern Utah near the Wyoming border.

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Here is a current weather page for the county

Average Annual Precipitation: 9.4 inches

Average summer high temperature: 83 degrees F.
Average winter low temperature: 7 degrees F.

In Duchesne County, 66% of the days each year are sunny

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:

2000 - $31,298
2009 - $37,725

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $12,326

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 6,988

Median House Value
2000 - $80,000
2009 - $156,675

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A history page for Duchesne County. Also see historical photos of Duchesne County.

The legislature created Duchesne County in 1914, taken from part of Wasatch County to the west. Most of today's county area was once part of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. Now is mostly owned by the Ute Tribe or individual Indians. The Uintah Reservation was established in 1861 by US President, Abraham Lincoln, for the home of the Uintah and White River Ute Indians. When the Uncompahgre Utes were moved here from their reservations in western Colorado. Around 1900, as a result of the Dawes Act, both the Uncompahgre and the Uintah Reservations were opened to homesteaders. The people of the tribes were given allotments of land in the area before the homesteading began on August 27, 1905. Each homesteader received 160 acres. They had to prove they would farm the land and then after five years, making improvements and paying $1.25 per acre, the land was deeded over to the each homesteader.

The name of the county has several possible origins but noone is entirely certain of the actual origin of the name. The Ute Indian word, doo-shane, means dark canyon.
It could have been named for Fort Duquesne in Pennsylvania or named for Rose du Chesne who founded the SAcred Heart in Utah. Another possibility is that it was named for Andre Duchesne who was a French historian.

Here is a brief history summary for the county. Also try this history page. This is a history of the Duchesne County Clerk.

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Total area: 3,255 square miles
Land area: 3,238 square miles
Water area: 18 square miles

The highest mountain in the state, King's Peak at 13,528 above sea level, is located in the county's Uinta Mountains. This primitive area has many Alpine lakes, some of which are ice-free for only a few months each year. The water supply includes the Strawberry, Duchesne, Lake Fork and the Yellowstone Rivers.

Portions of the Ashley National Forest and the Wasatch National Forest are within the county boundaries.

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US GenWeb page for Duchesne County

Linkpendium page for Duchesne County

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Duchesne County Library
130 S. Center
Duchesne, Utah 84021
Phone: 435-738-2800

Roosevelt Library
70 W. Lagoon
Roosevelt, Utah 84066
Phone: 435-722-4441

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Duchesne County School District
P.O. Box 446
Duchesne, UT 84021
Phone: 435-738-1240

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Though the mainstay of the county is based mostly on the livestock industry, there is also abundant oil and natural gas.
Because of the fluctuating market in the industry, it is difficult to have a stable economy based solely on these natural resources.

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Organizations & Groups

Duchesne Co. Travel Council
P.O. Box 1417
Roosevelt, UT 84066
Phone: 435-722-4598

Duchesne County Chamber of Commerce

50 East 200 S.
P.O. Box 1417
Roosevelt, Utah 84066
Phone: 435-722-4598

Uintah Basin Association of Governments
330 East 100 South
Roosevelt, Utah 84066
Phone: 435-722-4518

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Attractions & Other Information

Starvation State Park
P.O. Box 584
Duchesne, Utah 84021
Phone: 435-738-2326

Six Lakes

Nine Mile Canyon - Hike, picnic and great scenic views. No services are in the area, so come with
a full tank of gas and all the supplies you will need.

Defa's Dude Ranch
Hanna, Utah 84031
Phone: 435-848-5590

Duchesne County Fair

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