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About Carbon County

Carbon County is named for the extensive coal deposits in the county and mining is the major industry here today. Mountains rim the county on east, north and west, with many cliffs and canyons. A desert basin lies in the center and south part of the county, extending many miles southward. The Price River flows out of Price Canyon in the northwest of the county and across the basin towards the southeast. Price, Helper and Wellington are located along its path. Many other mining communities are hidden in the surrounding mountains.

U.S. Highways 6 and 191 share a combined route through the county, roughly following the Price River. State Highway 10 intersects that highway at Price and heads south into Emery County. Numerous other state highways access mining locations around the county.

The population of Carbon County was 20,422 in the year 2000, and the land area is 1,485 square miles. The lowest elevation is about 5,300 feet and the mountains reach to above 9,000 feet on the west side of the county.

For More Information:
See the official county site at www.Carbon.Utah.gov and Wikipedia's Carbon County article.

Street Index

750 South Street
a dirt road
a road
a turnout
Fifth West Street
Lower Miller Creek Road
North Coal Creek Road
Old Wellington Road
Price River
Ridge Road
South Farnham Road
State Highway 123
U.S. Highways 6 & 191

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