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Sanpete County, Utah

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Formed in 1852, the county was possibly named for a Ute Indian chief named San Pitch. Its county seat is Manti and its largest city is Ephraim. White settlers first inhabited the Sanpete Valley in the late 1840s. Over the course of the 19th Century, many of the settlers came from Scandinavian countries

Sanpete is bounded along its eastern side by the Wasatch Plateau (sometimes known as the Manti Mountains). Most of the Wasatch Plateau is encompassed by the Manti Division of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Runoff from the western slopes of these mountains provides water to the county's cities and agricultural areas. Central Sanpete is dominated by the Sanpete Valley (sometimes known as the Sanpitch or San Pitch Valley), where most of the county's cities are located. The western side of the valley is bounded by the lower and drier Sanpitch Mountains, which also form part of the western boundary of the county. The Sanpitch River, runs from north to south through Sanpete and empties into the Sevier River in southwestern Sanpete. This portion of the
Sevier River Valley is known as Gunnison Valley.


Cities and Towns

Centerfield -- Ephraim -- Fairview -- Fayette -- Fountain Green -- Gunnison -- Manti
Mayfield -- Moron -- Mount Pleasant -- Spring City  -- Sterling -- Wales


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February: BIRTHS: 1888-1900 Birth Index submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.
OBITUARIES: Obituaries for Sarah Jane Sanderson, Mary Elizabeth Rogers Empey, Mary Rozean Rudy, Oliver Hodgson, Martha Ann Lunn Holmes, Thomas H. Woodbury & James Bernard Keysor submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.
NEWS: Community news submitted by Melody Beery.
BIOGRAPHIES: Biographies for John R. Anderson, M.D., & Clarence J. Neilson, M.D., submitted by Andrea Stawski Pack.
BIOGRAPHIES: Biographies for Peter Christian Scorup & John S. Lewis submitted by Richard Ramos.
BIOGRAPHIES: Biography for Rasmus Johnson submitted by Wayne Cheeseman.
MILITARY: Korean War Casualties submitted by Nan.

January 2012: NEWS: Death Notices: Nancy Golding Shoemaker, Mrs. Harry Clitheroe, Emil Johnson, Cecil Marie Hansen, Mary L. P. Tennant and Annie Christina Sorenson submitted by Marla Zwakman.
OBITUARIES: Obituary for Andrew J. Peterson submitted by Marla Zwakman.
NEWS: Marriage Notices: David Parry to Katie Bell Harmon submitted by Marla Zwakman.
CENSUS: 1883 List of Pensioners submitted by Richard Ramos.

Neighboring Counties

Utah County, Utah - (North)
Carbon County, Utah - (Northeast)
Emery County, Utah - (East)
Sevier County, Utah - (South)
Millard County, Utah - (Southwest)
Juab County, Utah - (Northwest)


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