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Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Panguitch is approximately 1,444 (1990), 1520 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 602 (1990), 507 (2010).
The amount of land area in Panguitch is 3.523 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Panguitch to Washington DC is 2010 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 210 miles. (as the crow flies)
Panguitch is positioned 37.82 degrees north of the equator and 112.43 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Panguitch elevation is 6,624 feet above sea level.


located just north of Bryce Canyon National Park on Hwy 89 east of Cedar City
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History & History Related Items

Panguitch was named for a big fish! Actually, it is a Native American word that means big fish.

The area was first settled in March of 1864. The settlers had a very difficult time as the winter was exceptionally cold. Their crops failed and they ran low on food. Some men volunteered to go to Parowan, about 40 miles away, to try to get some flour and food. They began with a wagon and oxen but the snow became so deep they had to leave them and continue on foot. It is said the drifts were so bad that the men put down a quilt and walked on it to the end of the quilt, then put another down and continued on with that one while moving the previous quilt to the front and walking on it. This is now known as the Panquitch Quilt Walk and has evolved into a local festival celebrating the event that saved the people that hard winter.

Panguitch was evacuated during the Black Hawk War but was re-populated in 1871. A new brick factory was built that helped the local residents with jobs and related businesses. Since times were still hard, the workers were paid in bricks rather than money. The result was many fine brick homes and buildings in Panquitch. The entire city of Panguitch was designated a historic district in the National REgister of Historic Places in 2006.
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The settling of Panguitch



Quilt Walk Festival
Held each year in June

Triple C Arena
Event center and areana hosts many activities and events throughoutthe year. Easily accessible from both I-15 and I-70.

Panguitch Lake

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Panguitch City Government

Panguitch City
25 South 200 East
Panguitch, UT 84759
Phone: 435-676-8585

Panguitch is the county seat of Garfield County.

Panguitch Chamber

Panguitch Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 400
Panguitch, UT 84759
Phone: 435-676-8585

Panguitch Community Events

June each year
The Sky's the Limit Rally
Lots of activities including hot air balloons, parades, breakfast, rodeo and more
August each year
Desperado Dual Bicycle Rally

Panguitch Organizations

Panguitch Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 400
Panguitch, UT 84759
Phone: 435-676-8585

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