School Trust Lands

School Trust Lands were granted by the United States to each state joining the union beginning with Ohio 1803 through Alaska in 1959. These lands were granted in trust for the support of public education. Initially, each state received one square mile in each thirty-six square mile township. As western states were added, the grants expanded to two sections per township. When Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico entered the union they were granted four sections per township. Currently there are 3.4 million surface acres of Trust Land in Utah.

For more information on School Trust Lands, please see the documents below: