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 Utah Travel Center Counties Carbon • Facts

The name Carbon came from the vast amounts of coal found there. In 1894 the territorial legislature created Carbon County from a portion of Emery County. Most of the county's residents live in the Price River Valley.

Area: 1,476 sq. miles

Average income: $15,677

County seat: Price

Economy: The main industries are coal mining, transportation (railroad) and energy.

Points of interest: Scofield State Park, College of Eastern Utah, Helper Historic District, Price Canyon recreation area, Western Mining and Railroad Museum (Helper), Nine Mile Canyon.


1980 - 22,179
1990 - 20,228
1995 - 20,653

History for Carbon County

Carbon School District
P.O. Box 1438
Price, UT 84501
Phone: 435-637-1732
Number of Schools: 13
Number of Students: 5,176

Carbon County Courthouse
120 East Main Street
Price, UT 84501-3057
Phone: 435-637-4700
FAX: 435-637-6757

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