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Welcome to Iron Springs ...

Iron Springs is located in Iron County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Iron Springs: Iron Spgs. (or less commonly used: Iron Spngs. or Iron Sprngs.)

Iron Springs is 5,380 feet [1,640 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Iron Springs is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave Iron Springs and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Iron Springs is within the boundaries of the (435) area code.

Communities Also Named Iron Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Iron Springs - they are located in Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas (2), Colorado (2), Idaho, Pennsylvania and Washington.

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

Communities near Iron Springs ...

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

  • Cedar City
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar City
    • Cedar City lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Iron Springs.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,090 people
    • Former names for Cedar City:
    • Coal Creek
    • Little Muddy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar City<5>
  • Enoch
  • Kanarraville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanarraville
    • Kanarraville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Iron Springs.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanarraville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanarraville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kanarraville<5>
  • New Harmony
  • Cedar Highlands
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Highlands
    • Cedar Highlands lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Iron Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Highlands
  • Hamiltons Fort
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamiltons Fort
    • Hamiltons Fort lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Iron Springs.
    • Former names for Hamiltons Fort:
    • Fort Hamblin
    • Fort Sidon
    • Fort Walker
    • Hambleton
    • Hamblin
    • Shirts Creek
    • Sidon
    • Hamiltons Fort has also been known as:
    • Hamilton Fort
    • Hamilton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamiltons Fort
  • Avon
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
    • Avon lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Iron Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
  • Fort Johnson ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Johnson
    • Fort Johnson was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Iron Springs.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Johnson's Fort ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson's Fort
    • Johnson's Fort was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Iron Springs.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Johnson's Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Johnson's Fort has also been known as:
    • Johnson Springs
  • Fort Kanarra ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Kanarra
    • Fort Kanarra was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Iron Springs.
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Kanarra. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<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 Iron Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Iron Springs.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Iron Springs ...

Looking for more information about Iron Springs? 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 Iron Springs, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Iron Springs.

Adding Iron Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Iron Springs 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 Iron Springs was on a map titled Road Map for Utah (from Shell Oil, 1950).

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

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

The official website for Iron County: www.ironnet.org/

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 Iron, 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 Iron Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Iron Springs) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Iron Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7497, Longitude: -113.2347       In this case, the coordinates for Iron Springs 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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