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🠈  Emery County  🠊

Emery County is a large, sparsely populated county on the Colorado Plateau in Central Utah. The county covers 4,472 square miles and, as of 2010, had a population of 10,976.

The County sits on the transition from the Colorado Plateau to the Wasatch Plateau. The most prominent feature of the county is a huge geological anticline called the San Rafael Swell.

The County was founded in 1880 and named after George W. Emery who was appointed Territorial Governor from 1875-1880 by President Ulysses S. Grant.

Much of the settlement took place under the the direction of Brigham Young who sent LDS families to colonize the area in 1877 before other settlers moved in. The population of the region swelled to 2,866 by 1890 and to 4600 by 1900.

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