Wayne County Real Estate
Wayne County Real Estate
Wayne County in southern Utah was formed from part of Piute County in 1892. The county takes its name from Wayne County in Tennessee and currently has a population over 2,500. The county seat and largest city is Loa.
Wayne County Real Estate History
Wayne County sits in the beautiful Colorado Plateau province and includes much of Capitol Reef and Canyonlands National Park today. In the past, the area was home to the Ute Indians and the county was formed in 1892. Most areas of Wayne County were first settled after 1880 because the area has limited resources and a very remote location and raising livestock was the most important industry for most of the county’s history. Stock was driven for over 100 miles north to Nephi until roads were build in the 30’s and the creation of the national forests here in the early part of the 20th century reduced the amount of cattle grazing in the county.
The area saw much of its development during the Great Depression when federal programs build roads, campgrounds, water projects and a courthouse in Loa. Today, modern highways have made it possible for tourists to enjoy the area and allow residents to access services in nearby Richfield.
Wayne County Real Estate Attractions
Wayne County is home to a wide variety of recreational parks, including the 2 national parks, 2 national forests and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The county offers plenty of outdoor recreation, including rock climbing, fishing, boating, wildlife spotting, hiking and more. One of the most well-known attractions is the Great Gallery in Canyonlands National Park, a large area known for its beautiful rock art that includes pictographs and petroglyphs.
Major Influences of Wayne County
Many people who move to Wayne County do so to be closer to nature and enjoy small town life. The area has a low cost of living with affordable home prices and most jobs here involve agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining and education or social services.
Grants and Down Payment Assistance
First time home buyers moving to Wayne County may qualify for a 100% financing home loan through either the Utah Housing Corp or USDA Rural Housing with no down payment necessary.
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