UTGenWeb - Garfield County
State of Utah:
Utah History to Go
Utah was the 45th state to enter the United States (January 4, 1896).
Origin of Garfield County:
March 9, 1882, the Twenty-fifth Territorial Legislature created Garfield County, taken from the eastern part of Iron County, to which it had belonged. The name Snow County was proposed by the Legislature in honor of Erastus Snow, a pioneer prominently identified with the development of Southern Utah. But at the recommendation of Governor Eli H. Murray, (of Utah) the name Garfield was given to our county in honor of President James A. Garfield of the United States of America, who had recently been assassinated.
Source: Golden Nuggets of Pioneer Days - A History of Garfield County
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