San Juan County Farm Bureau
FARM BUREAU LEADERSHIP
County President: Shay Lewis (435-459-1721)
san juan county facts
Area: 7,725 square miles
County Seat: Monticello
Origin of County Name: Named after the San Juan River (named by the Dominguez-Escalante party)
Economy: livestock, tourism, mining
County Website: San Juan County
San Juan County is full of historical and archaeological sites and grand landscapes. Cliff houses and petroglyphs from ancestral pueblo people continue to baffle and delight tourists and archaeologists today. The Navajo Indians, who came relatively late to the area, now have part of their reservation in San Juan County, from the San Juan River to the Arizona border.
It is home to many well-known sites, like Lake Powell and Monument Valley.
References: ilovehistory.utah.gov, nass.usda.gov