Wandering Lizard

An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of Utah

Kane County, Utah

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Kane County is located in southeastern Utah. The county seat is Kanab. The 2010 census counted 7,125 residents.

Prior to the arrival of the first Anglo-Europeans in the eighteenth century, this part of Utah was occupied by a continuum of different cultures from PaleoIndian, through Archaic, to Ancestral Pueblo, and, in more recent times, on to Paiute, Navajo and Ute Indian tribes. One of the first Mormons to arrive in the area was Jacob Hamblin 1n 1858. Hamblin was a well-known Mormon leader, famous for his accomplishments as an ambassador to various Indian tribes. In 1866, however, the Blackhawk War forced the Mormans out of the area, not to return until after hostilities ceased in 1870. Ranching and farming characterized the community. During the heyday of John Ford, many Western movies were set in the vicinity, and Kanab began to call itself "Little Hollywood." Today, it markets itself as a base from which to explore the many natural wonders that surround it.