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Welcome to Hanksville ...

The town of Hanksville is located in Wayne County<1> (at the time of its founding, Hanksville was located in Piute County).

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hanksville has a population of 217 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Hanksville is 4,290 feet [1,308 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Hanksville is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Hanksville: (435)

The ZIP code for Hanksville: 84734<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hanksville had an population of 217 people. This is a decrease of 0.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hanksville had a population of 219 people (or 7.88% of the total population of Wayne County). This makes Hanksville the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 219 people, the population of Hanksville decreased 3.52% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 227 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hanksville.

Communities Also Named Hanksville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Hanksville - it's located in Vermont.

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

Communities near Hanksville ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Hanksville.

  • Giles [Wayne County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giles
    • Giles [Wayne County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Hanksville
  • Caineville [Wayne County]
  • Temple Mountain [Emery County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple Mountain
    • Temple Mountain [Emery County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the north of Hanksville
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Temple Mountain. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • Aldridge [Wayne County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldridge
    • Aldridge [Wayne County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Hanksville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Eagle City [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle City
      • Eagle City [Garfield County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the south of Hanksville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Eagle City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Notom [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Notom
      • Notom [Wayne County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the southwest of Hanksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Notom have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fruita [Wayne County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruita
      • Fruita [Wayne County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the west of Hanksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruita have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hite [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hite
      • Hite [Garfield County] was located 38 miles [61.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Hanksville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hite have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hite<6>
    • Torrey [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torrey
      • Torrey [Wayne County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<5> to the west of Hanksville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrey<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 Hanksville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hanksville.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hanksville ...

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

Adding Hanksville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hanksville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hanksville on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1900.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Utah

About Wayne County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Wayne, 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 Hanksville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hanksville - 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 Hanksville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hanksville 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hanksville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hanksville. 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 HanksvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3744, Longitude: -110.7133    
<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.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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