Millard County, Utah is located one hundred and fifty miles south of Salt Lake City in the west central part of the state. The county is bounded on the north by Juab County, on the west by Nevada, on the south by Beaver County, and on the east by Sevie, Sanpete, and Juab Counties.
There are interesting formations of extinct volcanoes. Fossils can be found and well marked evidences of an ancient lake named Bonneville.
A short account of the early explorer, Father Escalante, is given in the thesis. This tells of his travels in Millard County in the year 1776.
An account of the Gunnison Massacre is related, which is a story of government surveyors being killed by a group of Indians. Also, a group of interesting pioneer experiences is included.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cropper, Ladd R., "Early History of Millard County and its Latter-Day Saint Settlers, 1851-1912" (1954). All Theses and Dissertations. 4624.
Millard County, Utah, History