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Juab County Resource Assessment

Juab County Resource Assessment

Juab County was formed in 1852, including portions of what is now Nevada. The size of the county was reduced in 1854 and 1856 along with various other changes through the years until the current borders were set.

The first real settlement came in 1851 when Mormon pioneers settled Nephi. They relied mainly on agriculture for their livelihoods. In 1869, silver, gold, copper and other precious metals were discovered in the Tintic region. Many mining towns, such as Diamond, Silver City and Eureka popped up during this era. By 1899, it was considered to be one of the richest mining districts in the entire nation. Mining continued into the mid-1900's with the operations scaling down through the rest of the century.

Area: 3,412 square miles; population: 5,817 (in 1990); county seat: Nephi; origin of county name: from the Ute word meaning flat or level plain; principal cities/towns: Nephi (3,515), Mona (584), Eureka (562), Levan (416); economy: agriculture, manufacturing, mining, recreation; points of interest: Historic Tintic Mining District, Little Sahara Recreation Area, Old Pony Express and Stage Route, Yuba Reservoir, Goshute Indian Reservation, Tintic Mining Museum in Eureka, Mount Nebo Wilderness Area, Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge.

Juab County Land Use Map

Complete Assessment - Land Use Statistics

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Juab County, Utah Resource Assessment (PDF, 830 KB)

Summary Assessment - Land Use Statistics

Land Use Acres
Forest 94,404
Grain Crops 10,898
Conservation Reserve Program 19,400
Grass/Pasture/Haylands 19,100
Orchards/Vineyards 0
Row Crops 0
Shrub/Rangeland 305,414
Water 5,760
Wetlands 10,500
Developed 3,390
County Total 468,866