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About Millard County

Millard County lies mostly within the deserts of western Utah, covering 6,589 square miles of the Sevier Desert (pronounced like 'severe') along with some bordering mountains. The Pavant Range lies along the county's eastern boundary, where farming communities have sprung up, relying on water from winter snows that flows out in streams through canyons. The towns of Oak City, Holden, Fillmore, Meadow and Kanosh all lie at the base of these mountains.

Four other communities in the county lie along the Sevier River, Lynndyl, Delta, Hinckley and Deseret. The Sevier River flows out of the mountains of south-central Utah, heading northward until a point near the northeast corner of the County. Then it makes a curve around a mountain range, and heads southward into the center of the Sevier Desert, providing water to these communities. When the early settlers came, the river continued on to Sevier Lake, which had water in it, but the need for irrigation water decreased the flow into the lake and it has been dry since those early days. The salt flats that remain lie in the southwest part of the county. Mirages, caused by the reflection of the sky off the level ground, usually cause the lake to look like it has water in it from the highway.

Scipio Valley, lying northeast of the Pavant Mountains, is also a part of Millard county. The town of Scipio is found here. Interstate 15 enters the county near Scipio, crosses the Pavant Mountains through Scipio Pass, and heads southward below their western slopes.

The Pavant Mountains reach above 10,000 feet in places, topping out at Mine Camp Peak at 10,222 feet in elevation. Forests and alpine lakes are found on their upper slopes. Other mountain ranges are found in the county, including the San Francisco Mountains on the southern boundary, the Confusion, and House Mountain Ranges along the west and the Cricket Mountains in the center. Some of these, though desolate-looking from the bottom, harbor beautiful forested areas at the tops.

The great valley, or basin, which Millard County occupies is the seafloor of ancient Lake Bonneville, which used to cover much of Utah, and reached into Arizona and Idaho. As Lake Bonneville dried up over thousands of years, smaller, salty lakes remained, including the Great Salt Lake (to the north) and also Sevier Lake in Millard County. A barren desert now occupies the area, with salt flats, hardpans, and miles of sparse desert vegetation.

The pioneer settlements along the Pavant Range were first established in 1851, including Fillmore which was established as the territorial capitol, because of its central location in the state. In 1856, the legislature voted to move the capitol to Salt Lake City to be close to the main population of the state.

Millard County borders Nevada on the west. U. S. Highways 6 and 50 cross the county from east to west, sharing the same route for much of the distance. Millard county has a population of 12,405 people as of the year 2000.

Street Index

1000 East Road
1000 South Road
1000 West Road
11350 North Road
1500 North Road
1500 South Road
16000 South Road
16500 South Road
2000 South Road
2000 West Road
24300 West Road
2500 North Road
2500 South Road
2540 West Road
3000 North Road
3250 West Road
3500 North Road
3500 South Road
4000 West Road
4500 North Road
4500 South Road
6000 North Road
6000 South Road
6000 West Road
6500 North Road
7000 West Road
7500 North Road
7500 West Road
8000 West Road
a dirt road
a road
Big Sage Valley Road
Black Rock Road
Broadmouth Canyon Road
Brush Highway
Candland Springs Road
Cemetery Road
Center Road
Center Street
Church Farm Road
Clear Lake Road
Crystal Peak Road
DMAD Reservoir
Dog Valley Road
Duckworth Dairy Road
Eagle Drive
Ebbs Canyon Road
Eight Mile Road
Fool Creek Canyon Road
Foot Hill Boulevard
Frontage Road
Harding Way
Interstate 15
Jones Road
Landfill Road
Lexington Arch Road
McCornick Road
Milky Way Lane
Pass Canyon Road
Second East Street
Sevier River
Sherwood Shores Road
Shoreline Drive
State Highway 125
State Highway 132
State Highway 136
State Highway 159
State Highway 21
State Highway 257
State Street
Tower Road
U.S. Highway 50
U.S. Highway 6 & 50
U.S. Highway 6
Wild Goose Canyon Road

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Places of Interest:

  • Pavant Valley

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