Place:Beaver, Utah, United States

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Beaver County is a county in west central Utah, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,629. Its county seat and largest city is Beaver. The county was named for the abundance of beavers in the area.

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History

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European-descent explorers first visited present-day Beaver County in the 1776 Dominguez–Escalante Expedition. The proposed territory of Deseret (soon changed to Utah Territory) began with the arrival of Mormon pioneers in 1847. After the immediate Great Salt Lake City area was settled, settlers moved into more outlying areas, including the future Beaver County area. The county was created by the Utah territorial legislature from a section of Iron County on 5 January 1856, after the settlement of Beaver, Utah was flourishing. The county was named after the animal which was plentiful there.

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Date Event Source
1856 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1856 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1867 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1887 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1898 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1860 785
1870 2,007
1880 3,918
1890 3,340
1900 3,613
1910 4,717
1920 5,139
1930 5,136
1940 5,014
1950 4,856
1960 4,331
1970 3,800
1980 4,378
1990 4,765

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