Cache County, Utah

Cache County is a county located in the U.S. state of Utah, comprising the Cache Valley, up to the Idaho border, and the surrounding mountains. The Bear River Mountains, the northernmost extension of the Wasatch Range, which reach as high as 10,000 feet (3048 m), cover the eastern half of the county. The Bear River flows through Cache Valley. Wellsville was the first European settlement in the county, settled by Peter Maughan in 1853. According to the 2010 census the population was 112,656. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho (partial) Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was named for the fur stashes made by many of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company trappers. Its county seat and largest city is Logan.

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Cache County Courthouse

Logan is the county seat of Cache County, Utah

The town of Logan was founded in 1859 by Mormon settlers sent by Brigham Young to survey for the site of a fort near the banks of the Logan River. They named their new community Logan for Ephraim Logan, an early fur trapper in the area. Logan was incorporated on 17 January 1866. Work for a Latter-day Saint tabernacle and a temple began shortly thereafter, with the Logan Utah Temple being dedicated in 1884, and the Logan Tabernacle in 1891. Brigham Young College was founded here in 1878 (but later closed) and Utah State University – then called the Agricultural College of Utah – was founded in 1888.

Cache County Cities, Towns and Villages

Amalga Clarkston Cornish Hyde Park
Hyrum Lewiston Logan Mendon
Millville Newton Nibley North Logan
Paradise Providence Richmond River Heights
Smithfield Trenton ... Wellsville

 

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