RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Green River, Utah

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other UT
Communities

















Welcome to Green River ...

The city of Green River is primarily located in Emery County<1>. A portion of Green River extends into Grand County.

A typical abbreviation for Green River: Green Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Green River has a population of 935 people<2> (see below for details).

Green River was established in 1876.

The community of Green River is 4,190 feet [1,277 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Green River is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Green River: (435)

The ZIP code for Green River: 84525<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Green River had an population of 935 people. This is a decrease of 1.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Green River had a population of 952 people (or 8.67% of the total population of Emery County). This makes Green River the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Green River represents 0.03% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 144th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 952 people, the population of Green River decreased 2.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 973 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Green River.

Adding Green River to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Green River in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Green River elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Green River on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Green River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Green River - they are located in British Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, New Brunswick, New York, Ontario (3), Tennessee, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Green River ...

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

  • Sphinx [Emery County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sphinx
    • Sphinx [Emery County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Green River
    • 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>
  • Brendel [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brendel
    • Brendel [Grand County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Green River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brendel
  • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Green River
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
  • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
    • Valley City [Grand County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Green River
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodside [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Emery County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Green River
      • Former name for Woodside:
      • Lower Crossing
    • Thompson Springs [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson Springs
      • Thompson Springs [Grand County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the east of Green River
      • Thompson Springs has also been known as:
      • Thompson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompson Springs<7>
    • Sego [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sego
      • Sego [Grand County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the east of Green River
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sego have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Sego:
      • Ballard
      • Neslin
    • Grassy [Emery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy
      • Grassy [Emery County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Green River
      • 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>
    • East Carbon City [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Carbon City
      • East Carbon City [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<5> to the north of Green River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,584 people
      • Former names for East Carbon City:
      • Drager
      • Dragerton
      • East Carbon City has also been known as:
      • East Carbon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Carbon City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Carbon City<7>
    • Sunnyside [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Carbon County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<5> to the north of Green River
      • Estimated population in 2013: 371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunnyside<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Green River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Green River.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Green River ...

Looking for more information about Green River? 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 Green River, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Green River.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Utah

About Emery County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Green River. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Green River.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Green River - 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 city (such as Green River). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Green River 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Green River) 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 Green River. 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 Green River

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Green River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9955, Longitude: -110.1597    
<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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2021