This page will be devoted to the names of geographic features in Granite County. In some cases we will explore mistakes in geographic names... for example, Fuse Lake above Sapphire was in fact named for the President of the American Gem Syndicate, Paul A. Fusz, yet somewhere along the way a mistake crept into the spelling. Other known errors include Mount Emerine (should be spelled Amerine after pioneer rancher Erastus Amerine), Maukey Gulch (McKay), Stewart Lake (Stuart), the Port Royal Mines (apparently a designation of the mine "Portal" was somehow grafted onto the front of the name Royal Mines), and Maxville (Macville).
In other cases we will seek information on how certain place names came to be. For example, who was the Ross for which the Ross's Fork of Rock Creek was named?