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Big Water, Utah

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Welcome to Big Water ...

The town of Big Water is located in Kane County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Big Water has a population of 510 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Big Water.

Going back to its beginning, Big Water was originally named Glen Canyon City. For more information about the names of Big Water, see The Names of Big Water on our Genealogy Page.

The community of Big Water is 4,110 feet [1,253 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Big Water is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Big Water lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Big Water and travel south, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

The area code for Big Water: (435)

The ZIP code for Big Water: 84741<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Big Water had an population of 510 people. This is an increase of 7.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Big Water had a population of 475 people (or 6.67% of the total population of Kane County). This makes Big Water the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Big Water represents 0.02% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 182nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 475 people, the population of Big Water increased 13.91% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 417 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Big Water.

Communities Also Named Big Water ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Big Water - it's located in Florida.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Water.

Communities near Big Water ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Big Water.

  • Page [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
    • Page [Coconino County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Big Water
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Page<6>
  • Adairville [Kane County] - Historic
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    • Adairville [Kane County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Big Water
  • Rockhouse [Kane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockhouse
    • Rockhouse [Kane County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Big Water
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Rockhouse. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • Lee's Ferry [Coconino County]
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    • Lee's Ferry [Coconino County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Big Water
    • Lee's Ferry has also been known as:
    • Little Colorado Station
    • Saint's Ferry
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shirts Fort [Kane County] - Historic
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      • Shirts Fort [Kane County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Big Water
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Shirts Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Marble Canyon [Coconino County]
    • Paria [Kane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paria
      • Paria [Kane County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Big Water
    • Henrieville [Garfield County]
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      • Henrieville [Garfield County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Big Water
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henrieville<6>
    • Jacob Lake [Coconino County]
    • Cannonville [Garfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonville
      • Cannonville [Garfield County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Big Water
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 173 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cannonville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Water. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Big Water.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Big Water. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Big Water.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Water. See our Newspapers Page for Big Water.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Water ...

Looking for more information about Big Water? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Big Water, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Big Water.

Mentions & References for Big Water

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About Kane County

About Utah

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Kane, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Big Water.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Water - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Big Water). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Big Water or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Big Water) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Big Water. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big WaterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Water. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0840, Longitude: -111.6645    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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