Kane County

Kane County Facts:

County Website: Kane County
Area: 4,109 square miles
: 7,709 (2018)
County Seat:
Origin of County Name: after Thomas L. Kane, an influential supporter of the Mormons
Cities/Towns: Alton, Big Water, Glendale, Kanab, Orderville  
Economy: tourism, services
Points of Interest: Lake Powell, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Old Paria, Navajo Lake, Hole-in-the Rock


About Kane County:

There are several evidences that the Anasazi were in this county back in the 1200’s. While much of this evidence is tools, a home named the Defiance House still is found in the area.  An early pioneer group, trying to find a shorter route from Iron County to San Juan County, created a site now know as "Hole in the Rock” by blasting rock to move people, cattle, and wagons from the top of a ridge way to the bottom of the Colorado River.  Both of these sites are found in the Glen Canyon.

Most of the county is covered by the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. When visiting Kane County you may recognize the area from the several movies that were filmed here, with some of the sets still standing. Today you find many visitors in Kanab, the county seat, probably on their way to Lake Powell, or the several other National Parks in the area.



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