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The Cities and communities of Garfield County, Utah*







Panguitch (County Seat)

Rubys Inn



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Information & Facts about Garfield County, Utah

Garfield County Courthouse
55 South Main Street
Panguitch, UT 84759
Phone: 435-676-8826
FAX: 435-676-8239

The County Seat for Garfield County is Panguitch

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Garfield School District
P.O. Box 398
Panguitch, UT 84759
Phone: 435-676-8821
Number of Schools: 9
Number of Students: 1,140

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Average Income:

1980 - 3,673
1990 - 3,980
1996 - 4,076
2000 _ 4,735

5,158 square miles

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A history page for Garfield County.

In March of 1864, a strong group of white settlers made the trip through the mountains to the Panguitch area. The Black Hawk War of 1865-68 caused them to abandon the area which was not re-settled until 1871. Garfield County was founded in 1882. The name was in honor of President James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated. The suggestion for the name came from, then, Governor Eli H. Murray. One of Utah's most remote areas, Boulder, settled in 1889, was brought out of oblivian when the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built a road from Boulder to Escalante.

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Lake Powell and the mighty Colorado River are the eastern boundary for this remote county with few residents. The Henry Mountains are in the northeast portion and high plateaus with forested areas are in the western half of the county. This area has many high peaks, some over 10,000 feet above sea level. Both the Sevier Rivr and the Escalante River run through the county.

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Attractions and other information:

Garfield County Travel Council
PO Box 200
Panguitch, UT 84759
800-444-6689, 435-676-1160
Fax: 435-676-8239

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