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Welcome to Desert ...

Desert is located in Emery County<1>.

The location of Desert has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Desert is 4,500 feet [1,372 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Desert is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Desert: (435)

Communities Also Named Desert ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Desert - they are located in Arizona, Nevada (2), New Mexico, Nova Scotia, Oregon and Texas.

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

Communities near Desert ...

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

  • Green River [Emery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
    • Green River [Emery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Desert
    • Estimated population in 2019: 935 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<5>
  • Sphinx [Emery County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sphinx
    • Sphinx [Emery County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Desert
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Sphinx. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
  • Elgin [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
    • Elgin [Grand County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Desert
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
  • Woodside [Emery County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
    • Woodside [Emery County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Desert
    • Former name for Woodside:
    • Lower Crossing
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grassy [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
      • Grassy [Emery County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Desert
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grassy. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Cedar [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
      • Cedar [Emery County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the north of Desert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Brendel [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brendel
      • Brendel [Grand County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the east of Desert
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brendel
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
      • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the east of Desert
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
    • Columbia [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Carbon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the north of Desert
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Victor [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victor
      • Victor [Emery County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Desert

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 Desert. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Desert.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Desert. 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 Desert.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Desert ...

Looking for more information about Desert? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Desert, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Desert.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Emery County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Desert. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Emery County: www.co.emery.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Emery, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Desert - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Desert) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Desert. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0880, Longitude: -110.3188       In this case, the coordinates for Desert have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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