Cache County

Cache County Facts:

County Website: Cache County
Area: 1,173 square miles
: 128,289 (in 2019)
County Seat:
Origin of County Name: derived from the French verb cacher, "to hide," because early trappers in Cache Valley concealed their pelts and supplies for safekeeping
Cities/Towns: Amalga, Clarkston, Cornish, Hyde Park, Hyrum, LewistonLogan, Mendon, Millville, Newton, Nibley, North Logan, Paradise, Providence, Richmond, River Heights, Smithfield, Trenton, Wellsville 
Economy: manufacturing, trade, education, agriculture, dairying
Points of Interest: American West Heritage Center, Beaver Ski Resort, Cache National Forest, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Hardware Elk Ranch, Hyrum Lake State Park, Logan Canyon, Logan Historic District, Logan LDS Tabernacle, Logan LDS Temple, Tony Grove Lake, Wellsville LDS Tabernacle


About Cache County:

Cache County was formed in 1856 and was named after a cache, a place the early trappers (such as Jim Bridger and Peter Skene Ogden) hid their pelts and supplies for safe-keeping. Early prehistoric hunters and gatherers may have been in the area as much as 10,000 years ago. The settlement of Cache Valley began in 1855, but the first permanent settlement was set-up by Peter Maughan in 1856 called Maughan’s Fort in the present town of Wellsville. The completion of the Utah Northern Railroad from Brigham City to Logan, in 1873, opened new markets for the county’s grain and dairy products.

Cache county is still the state’s agricultural leader in dairy products and other farm products such as grains, hay, and alfalfa. The city of Logan, the county seat, has about half of the county’s population and is home of Utah State University (USU). The founding of USU in 1888 has provided farmers across the state with the latest scientific research in farming. The university has grown to be the largest employer in the county offering almost all academic subjects and has become a cultural resource for the community.



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