Sanpete County, Utah

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Sanpete County administrative offices are located at 160 North Main Street, Manti, UT 84642; phone: 435-835-2131.

W.D. Candland House

The W.D. Candland House, circa 1904, located at 123 North 100 West, Mount Pleasant. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2019. Photo by wikipedia username: Ntsimp, 2019, public domain;, accessed August, 2022.


Sanpete County [1] is located in the center of the state of Utah and is home to the majestic Wasatch Plateau and Sanpitch Mountains, the scenic Sanpete, Sanpitch, and Gunnison Valleys and the Mantiā€LaSal National Forest. Each year, it attracts visitors and new residents who are drawn to its welcoming communities and open spaces. Residents express widespread satisfaction with Sanpete County as a place to live, and they want to manage growth and development to ensure that the qualities they value are not lost.

The first Mormon settlers arrived in the area in the fall of 1849. They chose the Manti site because of a nearby warm spring, the extensive limestone quarries and the fine farming and grazing lands nearby. Agriculture has long been an important part of Sanpete makeup and remains so today. Sanpete County remains one of the top ten turkey producing counties in the country.

  1. County of Sanpete, UT, Sanpete County General Plan Update 2020, 2010,, accessed March, 2016.


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