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Utah County Organization
County Name County Seat Year Founded
Beaver Beaver 1856
Box Elder Brigham City 1856
Cache Logan 1856
Carbon Price 1894
Daggett Manilla 1918
Davis Farmington 1852
Duchesne Duchesne 1915
Emery Castle Dale 1880
Garfield Panguitch 1882
Grand Moab 1890
Iron Parowan 1852
Juab Nephi 1852
Kane Kanab 1864
Millard Fillmore 1852
Morgan Morgan 1862
Piute Junction 1865
Rich Randolph 1868
Salt Lake Salt Lake City 1852
San Juan Monticello 1880
Sanpete Manti 1852
Sevier Richfield 1865
Summit Coalville 1854
Tooele Tooele 1852
Uintah Vernal 1880
Utah Provo 1852
Wasatch Heber 1862
Washington St. George 1852
Wayne Loa 1892
Weber Ogden 1852

 

Defunct Counties
Carson County, Utah Territory created 1854 from parts of Weber, Desert, Tooele, Juab, Millard, Iron counties. In 1861 Nevada Territory took jurisdiction and Carson County was extinguished. Nevada erected Carson City (Independent City), Douglas, Lake, Lyon, Ormsby, Roop, Storey, Washoe, and parts of Churchill, Esmeralda, Humboldt, Mineral, Nye, and Pershing counties from her land.

Cedar County, Utah Territory created 1856 from part of Utah County. Discontinuted 1862; her land parted into Tooele County and Utah County.

Desert County, Utah Territory created 1852 extending from Salt Lake to California. Reduced in 1856, extinguished 1862; her land parted into Box Elder and Tooele counties.

Greasewood County, Utah Territory created 1856 from part of Weber County. Discontinued 1862 and her land given to Box Elder County.

Great Salt Lake County, Utah Territory created 1850; expanded 1852 to Colorado border; reduced 1856; in 1866 reduced again to her present borders and name changed to Salt Lake County.

Green River County, Utah Territory created 1852 included big parts of present-day Colorado and Wyoming. Summit County carved out 1854; in 1856 Malad, Box Elder, and Cache counties peeled off, but Green River County expanded into Salt Lake, Utah, and Sanpete counites; 1861 parts of Colorado and Wyoming shaved off; 1862 Morgan and Wasatch counties trimmed off; 1864 Rich County sliced out; 1868 last part of Wyoming cut out; 1872 Green River County was dissolved, and her land ceded to Summit County.

Humboldt County, Utah Territory formed 1856 from Weber, Desert, Tooele, and Juab counties. Nevada took jurisdiction in 1861 forming her own Humboldt County, Nevada to the northeast. On the former Humboldt County's land, Nevada formed parts of her own Humboldt, Churchill, Elko, Eureka, Lander, and Pershing counties.

Little Salt Lake County, Utah Territory created 1850 with undefined boundaries on unsettled land. In 1852 the legislature redefined the area as Iron County.

Malad County, Utah Territory created 1856 from part of Weber County. Discontinued 1862, her land ceded to Box Elder County.

Richland County, Utah Territory formed 1864 from parts of Cache, Summit, and Green River counties. In 1868 part was given to Wyoming and the rest renamed Rich County.

Rio Virgin County, Utah Territory created 1869 from Washington County. Discontinued 1872 after a survey showed most of it was in Nevada and Arizona Territory.

Saint Mary's County, Utah Territory formed 1856 from parts of Weber, Desert, Tooele, and Juab counties. In 1861 Nevada Territory took jurisdiction and Saint Mary's ended. On Saint Mary's land, Nevada created parts of Elko, Eureka, and White Pine counties.

Shambip County, Utah Territory created 1856 from part of Tooele County. Discontinued 1862 and her land reverted to Tooele County.

Source: Wikipedia
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis

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