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Toquerville
Washington County, Utah

ZipCodes
84774

Motto
It's the People



Page Contents for Toquerville, Utah

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Toquerville is approximately 1,370 2009, 1370 2010.
The approximate number of families is 325 2000, 444 2010.
The amount of land area in Toquerville is 22.005 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Toquerville is 14.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Toquerville to Washington DC is 2060 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 259 miles. (as the crow flies)
Toquerville is positioned 37.23 degrees north of the equator and 113.28 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Toquerville elevation is 3,394 feet above sea level.
Toquerville per capita income is $ 17,065 2008.
Toquerville median income is $ 46,040 2008.
The Toquerville median home price is $ 283,384 2008.

Location

in southern Utah near Zions National Park. It is about 130 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. Other nearby communities include: La Verkin, Leeds, Hurricane, Virgin, Rockville, Washington, New Harmony and Springdale.
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Climate


high desert with hot and dry summers and mild winters. Usually there is at least one brief snowstorm during the winter, but snow usually does not fall here. There is little rainfall and normally, there are strong winds, often in the winter months. Humidity remains low most of the year.
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History & History Related Items

Named for Toquer, a Kaibab Indian chief, Toquerville was settled in 1858 and played an active part in the settlement of Southern Utah. Large amounts of peaches and apricots were grown for trade in Nevada, California and Salt Lake City. The town has buildings of architectural interest and pioneer homes which are still inhabited. A two-story sandstone building built by Robert Conrad Naegle stands at the south end of Toquer Boulevard. Once a winery, this handsome building is now a private home. The town hall is a well-preserved Greek-Revival structure with "prisoner rock" in front of it. Since there was no jail, when a prisoner was brought through town, the sheriff chained him to this rock for the duration of the stay. The first pecan tree planted in Utah is found on Toquer Boulevard.

Toquerville was once the County Seat of Kane County. In 1864, the territorial legislature created Kane County from the eastern portion of Washington County. At that time, Toquerville was named the County Seat. In 1883, the boundaries were re-adjusted and Toquerville was moved back into Washington County, thus ending its term as county seat of Kane County.

Toquerville became a town back in 1917 but was incorporated as a city in 2000.

Try this history page for this community.
This history page has several links for Toquerville history on it

This history page on the Washington County Historical Society site has many links, particularly historical photos plus historical information.
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The incorporation of Toquerville

1917


Attractions

Zion National Park

See photos of Toquerville.
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Economy & Industry


Traditionally, the city has depended on agriculture and small farms for their local economy, but with the national parks nearby and the growth from Quail Creek State Park near Hurricane, there has been more emphasis on tourism. Toquerville still has no storefronts or gas stations in 2010. A number of small, private businesses run from homes are in the city but no shopping is available.

Washington County Economic Development Council
225 South 700 East
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-652-7500
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Toquerville City Government

City of Toquerville
P.O. Box 27
Toquerville, UT 84774
Phone: 435-635-2826

Toquerville Historical Events

2008
150th Anniversary of Toquerville. A birthday celebration was held at various venues around town. It was held in conjunction with the annual Pioneer Day celebration.

Toquerville Chamber

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce
Serving Hurricane, La Verkin and Toquerville
95 South Main
Hurricane, Utah 84737
Phone: 435 635-3402

Toquerville Community Events

July 4 each year
Independence Day Celebration is held every year on the 4th with a great breakfast and patriotic program at City Park. After the program there are usually games for the kids and lots of visiting and food to be shared.
July each year
Pioneer Day is held to honor the Mormon pioneers who settled much of the state and this area. A parade and program are held at City Park. Games, stories, and lots of food are common fare each year.
Thanksgiving morning each year
The Toquerville Trails Turkey Trot is held each year on Thanksgiving morning. It begins and ends at city park and follows a trail among rocks, sand and brush.

Toquerville Organizations

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce
Serving Hurricane, La Verkin and Toquerville
95 South Main
Hurricane, Utah 84737
Phone: 435 635-3402 Toquerville

Miscellany

The population of Toquerville was:
1990 - 488
2000 - 910
2009 - 1,370

Median age:
2000 - 34.4 years

Population Density:
2000 - 64.3 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 192
2000 - 325


Median household income:
2000 - $ 34,038
2008 - $ 46,040

Per Capita income:
2000 - $ 12,713
2008 - $ 17,065

Median house value:
2000- $ 141,800
2008 - $ 283,384

Toquerville is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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