Emery County can be found in the middle of the state of Utah and is about as square as they come, meaning the shape of the county of course. While visitors can see the evidences of dinosaurs at the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, one of the largest dinosaur quarries in the world, the earliest human occupants of this land were the Desert Archaic People as well as the Fremont People. It was officially formed in 1894 and named for the former territorial Governor, George W. Emery.
If you go there, it will be to see the goblins. Goblin Valley has many goblin shaped sandstone formations that are unique to this state park. Also, if traveling through during the watermelon harvest season, you’ll want to stop in Green River and pick up a world famous watermelon. Finally, the San Rafael Swell also has amazing land formations that are too often missed.
More information for Emery County can be found at the following sites:
- Ghost Towns - Emery County
- Go-Utah.com - Green River
- Go-Utah.com - San Rafael Swell
- Utah Counties Profile - Emery County
- Utah History For Kids: Emery County
- Utah History Encyclopedia: Castle Dale
- Utah History Encyclopedia: Emery County
- U.S. Census Quickfacts - Emery County
- Visit Utah - Green River
- Visit Utah - Goblin Valley
- Visit Utah - San Rafael Swell