FARM BUREAU LEADERSHIP
County President: Trevor Barnson (435-616-2078)
piute county facts
Area: 754 square miles
County Seat: Junction
Origin of County Name: after Piute Indians
Economy: Tourism, agriculture (primarily beef and dairy cattle), education
County Website: Piute County
Volcanoes began to erupt in what is now Piute County starting 30 million years ago. These volcanoes erupted occasionally for 25 million years—laying down 10,000 feet of volcanic rock. The Tushar Mountains, which rise up at the west of the county, are made from that volcanic lava. During that volcanic era, minerals such as silver, gold, copper, mercury, and iron flowed into cracks in the rocks—leaving behind rich ore veins.
They average 12.9 inches of rain annually and have a high and low temperature of 89 and 14 respectively.
References: Ilovehistory.ut.gov * census.gov * nass.usda.gov