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The Cities and communities of Kane County, Utah*

 

Alton

Big Water

Duck Creek Village

Glendale

Kanab (County Seat)

Long Valley Junction

Mount Carmel Junction

Orderville

Paria

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Government

Kane County official website

Kane County Courthouse
76 North Main Street
Kanab, UT 84741-3219
Phone: 435-644-2458
FAX: 435-644-2052

The County Seat for Kane County is Kanab

Kane County Hospital

355 North Main St.
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-5811

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Population:

1870 - 1,513
1880 - 3,085
1890 - 1,685
1900 - 1,811
1910 - 1,652
1920 - 2,054
1930 - 2,235
1940 - 2,561
1950 - 2,299
1960 - 2,667
1970 - 2,421
1980 - 4,024
1990 - 5,169
1996 - 5,751
2000 - 6,046
2009 - 6,046

Density:
2000 - 1.5 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 39.1 years

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Location:

Kane County is located in southcentral Utah with Arizona as the southern border. It is mainly a desert area with many recreational spots within its borders.

Neighboring Counties:
North - Garfield County
East - San Juan County
South - Coconino County, Arizona
Southwest - Mohave County, Arizona
West - Washington County
Northwest - Iron County

Here is a map page for the county

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Climate:

Average High Temperature:
Summer: 93
Winter: 47

Average Low Temperature:
Summer: 58
Winter: 22

National Weather Service forecast page for Kanab

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Income:
2000 - $34,247
2009 - $41,280

Per capita income:
2000 - $15,455

Number of Housing Units:
2000 - 3,767

Median House value:
2000 - $95,900
2009 - $170,222

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History:

A history page for Kane County. Another history page may be found on pioneer.utah.gov

The county was named after Brigadier General Thomas L. Kane. The Anasazi Indians were the early inhabitants of the area.

First settled in 1864, abandoned, and then re-settled in 1870, Kanab was founded by Levi Stewart and others under the direction of Mormon Prophet, Brigham Young. Orderville, in the county, was unique in that it successfully practiced the United Order where, generally, all lived for the common good, helping each other and only using what they needed. Several other towns practiced the discipline, but only Orderville was able to abide by the principles. By the 1880's, the practice was dissolved.

Jacob Hamblin built a fort in the area in 1869. He was known to be a great friend to the local Indians. Jacob Hamblin Days is celebrated each year in Kanab, the county seat.

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Geography:

Total area: 4,108 Square Miles
Land area: 3,992 square miles
Water area: 116 square miles

The eastern boundary for the county is along the Colorado River and Lake Powell. The county includes desert, mountains and cliffs with gorgeous scenery everywhere. The scenic parks include Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

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Genealogy:

GenWeb page for Kane County

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Libraries:

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Schools:

Kane School District
746 S 175 East
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-2555

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Economy:

The main sector of the economy in the county is tourism. Many state and national parts are in or near Kane County. Millions of visitors come each year to the parks and other recreational areas in and around Kane County.

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Organizations & Groups

Kane County Office of Tourism and Film Commission
78 S 100 E
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435-644-5033
Toll-free: 800-733-5263

Kanab Chamber of Commerce
78 S. 100 E.
P.O. Box 534
Kanab, UT 84741
Phone: 435 644-8276
Toll-free: 800 733-5263

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Attractions & Other Information

Moqui Cave
Hwy 89 North
Kanab, Utah
Phone: 435-644-8525
A Museum inside a cave with exhibits and displays of fossils, dinosaur tracks, minerals, rocks, artifacts and much more.

Frontier Movie Town
297 W. Center St.
Kanab, UT
Phone: 435-644-5337
Tour the movie sets from the Little Hollywood days in Kanab.

Bryce Canyon National Park
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Lake Powell

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Zion National Park
Kodachrome Basin State Park

Western Legends Roundup is held in August each year with all types of activities, food and fun.


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