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History of Wayne County, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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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).

Wayne County 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.

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