Utah History, Geography, Population, State Facts

The Beehive State

Great Seal of the State of Utah

Adoptedon April 3, 1896.

The official state seal was adopted on April 3, 1896, when Gov. Heber M. Wells signed "An Act Describing and Providing for the Great Seal of the State of Utah" (see Constitution of Utah V11:20). ** - The Great Seal is provided here for educational purposes only. State law restricts reproduction of the Great Seal for other purposes.

The region was first explored for Spain by Franciscan friars Escalante and Dominguez in 1776. In 1824 the famous American frontiersman Jim Bridger discovered the Great Salt Lake.

Fleeing religious persecution in the East and Midwest, the Mormons arrived in 1847 and began to build Salt Lake City. The U.S. acquired the Utah region in the treaty ending the Mexican War in 1848, and the first transcontinental railroad was completed with the driving of a golden spike at Promontory Summit in 1869.

Mormon difficulties with the federal government about polygamy did not end until the Mormon Church renounced the practice in 1890, six years before Utah became a state.
Capital City: Salt Lake City

Capitol Tour

Utah: State of Utah Official Web Site

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports Map |  Airport Links

Amtrak: West

Area: 84904 sq.mi, 13th   Land 82168 sq. mi., 12th   Water 2736 sq.mi., 16th

Area Codes: Utah

Biographies: Famous People from Utah

Bird: Ring-billed Gull

Border States: Regional List  Arizona   Colorado   Idaho   Nevada   New Mexico   Wyoming

Cam World: Live Web Cams

Cities & Towns: Utah

Climate: Utah

Community Pages: Utah Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 45th State

Counties: Utah

County Profile: County Map   29 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

Department of: Education | Certification  | University of Utah | Utah State University

Driving: DPS

Economy: Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, hay, turkeys.   Industry: Machinery, aerospace, mining, food processing, electric equipment, tourism.

Flag: Utah (UT)

Flower: Sego lily   Calochortus nuttalli

Cyndi's List   Historical Societies

Geographic Center: Sanpete, 3 miles north of Manti

Geology Maps: Utah

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Kings Peak; 13,528 feet, 7th

Highways: Utah Highways Lincoln Highway Association

History: History Timeline   Historical

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Kids Corner: State of Utah Kids Site

Library: Utah 

License Plates: Utah

Lottery: None

Lowest Point: Beaverdam Creek; 2000 feet, 47th

Media: Radio   TV

Motto: Industry

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: Utah name taken from the name of the Ute Indians, whose name means "people of the mountains"

National Forest: Utah

Population: Quick facts   2,233,169; 34th, 12/00

Real Estate: Every Utah City, Town & Community

Representatives: Utah House: Members  Utah Senate: Members  US House:   110th Congress  US Senate:   110th Congress

Road Side America: Utah

School Directory: Utah

Soil: Utah - Mivida

Song: Utah  • 

Sports: Utah Teams

State Parks: Utah

Symbols: Utah Symbols

Tourism: www.utah.com

Travel: Utah Travel

Tree: Blue Spruce   Picea pungens

Veteran Affairs: Utah VA

Visitor Guides: Utah Travel Council - Official site of the Utah Travel Council.

Weather: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City International Airport

White Pages: AnyWho.com  - Over 90 million people listings, businesses, emails, & reverse telephone listings.

Yellow Pages:: Yellow Pages.com

Zoo: Utah Zoo