4th Grade Info
Daggett County Information for 4th Grade Reports
What does 4th Grade have to Do with Daggett County?
Utah elementary students have the opportunity to learn about Utah's counties during the 4th or 5th Grade. Whether you're a student working on a report or you're just interested in learning more about Daggett County, we hope you enjoy this section of the website.
Formation of Daggett County
Although Daggett County is Utah's youngest and least populated County, the area enjoys a rich and interesting history. The County broke off of Uintah County in 1918 and was named for Ellsworth Daggett who helped develop irrigation in the area. It's a recreation paradise with beautiful red rock canyons, lakes, rivers, and forests.
The small permanent population in Daggett County only amounted to 1059 people during the 2010 census. There are over 1100 residences in Daggett County, but only 25% are inhabited by year round residents. Daggett County does not have any stop lights although we had two temporary lights in place during the summer of 2006 for road construction safety on the Flaming Gorge Dam and the Cart Creek Bridge. Daggett County has two zip codes: Manila (the only municipality) and surrounding areas are part of the 84046 zip code, while the area of Dutch John (which is managed by the County) and Greendale are part of the 84023 zip code. Those who reside in Brown's Park on the eastern end of the County get their mail through Maybell, Colorado. Daggett County has the oldest average age of all the counties in Utah.
The County's economy is based primarily on
- Recreation and Tourism
- Government work
- Natural Gas Extraction
Recreation in Daggett County means:
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Just plain old relaxing and enjoying life