Area: 2,486 square miles; population: 2,177 (in 1990); county seat: Loa; origin of county
name: after state legislator Willis E. Robison's son Wayne; principal
cities/towns: Loa (444), Bicknell (327); economy: cattle, lumber, tourism;
points of interest: Capitol Reef and Canyonlands national parks, Horseshoe
(Barrier) Canyon pictographs; Fruita schoolhouse, Teasdale Tithing Office
and Granary, Thousand Lake Mountain (11,305 feet).
lies entirely within the Colorado Plateau geographical province and
includes portions of Capitol Reef and Canyonlands National Parks. The Fremont River flows South into the county from Fish Lake and then east
to join the Dirty Devil, a tributary of the Green River. The Green marks
the county's eastern border.