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

Area: 3,904 square miles; population: 5,169 (in 1990); county seat: Kanab; origin of county name: after Thomas L. Kane, an influential supporter of the Mormons; principal cities/towns: Kanab (3,289), Orderville (422), Glendale (282); economy: tourism, services; points of interest: Lake Powell, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Kodachrome Basin, Old Paria, Navajo Lake, Hole-in-the Rock.

The high desert landscape of Kane County belongs to the Colorado Plateau geographical province. The waters of man-made Lake Powell on the Colorado River form the county's eastern border, and, with the exception of the Virgin and Sevier rivers, all of the streams in Kane County are part of the Colorado River system. The northwest corner of the county is forested.

The county's prehistoric Indian dwellers were part of the Anasazi Culture. Archaeologists have recorded hundreds of sites on Fifty Mile Mountain within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, but few have been excavated because of their remoteness. Historic Indian groups are primarily Southern Paiute.

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