Note: Sanpete County was organized by authority of an act of the Territorial Legislature, passed February 1, 1852, and Manti was made the county seat. The first officers were George Peacock, Judge; Gardner Lion, Phineas W. Cook and James Richey, Selectmen; Nelson Higgins, Sheriff; John Lowry, Jr., Assessor and Collector; George Pectol, Treasurer and Cyrenus H. Taylor, Clerk. The county seat then comprised an unknown area, including all of southeastern Utah, and no well defined description was given until an act of the Legislature, approved January 10, 1866�.... (Treasures of Pioneer History; Treasures of Pioneer History: Vol 3; Your First Town Government; Sanpete County)
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