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 Utah Travel Center Counties Piute • Facts

Piute County was founded in 1865 after it split off from Beaver County. Mormon pioneers came to Circleville and Junctin in 1864. It was named after the Paiute Indians.

Area: 754 sq. miles

County seat: Junction

Economy: agriculture (primarily beef and dairy cattle), education

Points of interest: Otter Creek State Park, Piute Reservoir State Park, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Tushar Mountains, Piute County Courthouse.


1980 - 1,329
1990 - 1,277
1995 - 1,419

History for Piute County

Piute County Courthouse
21 North Main
Junction, UT 84740
Phone: 435-577-2840
FAX: 435-577-2628

Piute School District
P.O. Box 69
Junction, UT 84740
Phone: 435-577-2912
Number of Schools: 3
Number of Students: 374

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