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The Cities and communities of Uintah County, Utah*



Ballard, Bonanza

Dry Fork

Fort Duchesne

Gusher

Jenson

Lapoint

Maeser

Naples

Ouray

Randlett

Tridell

Vernal (County Seat)

Whiterocks

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Uintah County, Utah

Uintah County
State & County Courthouse
152 E. 100 North Street
Vernal, UT 84078-2126
Phone: 435-781-0770
FAX: 435-781-5319

Uintah County official site

The County Seat of Uintah County is Vernal.

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Population:

1980 - 20,506
1990 - 22,211
1995 - 25,004
2000 - 25,224

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Uintah School District
635 W 200 S
Vernal, UT 84078
Phone: 435-781-3100
Number of Schools: 14
Number of Students: 6,814

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History:

A history page for Uintah County.

An exploration party was sent to the area in 1861 by Mormon Church president, Brigham Young. The area was deemed valueless for settlement and no pioneers were sent. Also in 1861, USA President, Abraham Lincoln, created the Uintah Indian Reservation and began to re-locate many Utah and Colorado Indians to this area. The Uncompahgre Reservation was created in the 1880's in the southern portion of the county. Sufficient residents moved there to ranch and farm to warrant the making of a new County. Uintah County was formed from Wasatch County. The County Seat was designated as Ashley and later changed to the larger community of Vernal. In 1888 7,000 acres was withdrawn from the Uintah Reservation in order for people to mine that area after Gilsonite was discovered there. They called the area, "The Strip."

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Geography:

The Green River dominates the county slicing through the central part. Other rivers are the White, Uinta and Ashley Creek.

Size:
4,487 square miles

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Economy:

The economy of Uintah County is mainly ranching and farming. There is also a strong emphasis on oil and gas.

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Organizations:

Vernal Area Convention bureau
Uintah County Courthouse
147 East Main Street
Vernal, Utah 84078
Ph: 435-789-6730
Fax: 435-789-6732

Dinosaurland Travel Region
55 E. Main
Vernal, UT 84078
435-789-6932, 800-477-5558
Fax: 435-789-7465
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