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  1. Wayne County Hillary Crook

  2. Wayne County Fun Facts The Land Basic Info The People History

  3. Basic Info • Wayne County can be found in South Central Utah and lies within the Colorado Plateau • At 2486 square miles Wayne County is relatively small • Wayne County was named after Wayne Robinson, the son of state legislator Willis E Robinson Home

  4. The Land • Wayne County is home to Capitol Reef and CanyonlandsNational Parks. These parks are full of red dirt formations and cliffs. They make great places to hike. • Beautiful Boulder Mountain and Thousand Lake Mountain can be found in Wayne County as well as the Freemont River. • 97% of the land in Wayne County is owned by State and Federal Governments. • Watch this video to enjoy more amazing scenery. Home

  5. The People • According to a 2003 census, Wayne County has a population of approximately 2454 • The biggest part of the economy is livestock (mostly cattle), lumber and tourism with the National Parks. Home

  6. History of Wayne County • Beginning about 2,000 years ago, the Freemont people used this land. It was in this area that anthropologists first recognized the Fremont culture—and that it was different from Ancestral Pueblean culture. In the area of the Fremont River, archaeologists found unique baskets, a unique kind of moccasin, little clay figurines, unique rock art, and thin gray pottery. • People in search of new land for grazing and farming began coming to the area in the 1870s. They settled on parcels of land near mountains or on rivers, where they could get water. government for free. • Farmers raised grain, alfalfa, potatoes, cattle, sheep, and chickens, among other things • They founded towns, built meetinghouses that also served as schools and community centers, planted trees, and helped each other. Home