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Kanab, Utah

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Welcome to Kanab ...

The city of Kanab is located in Kane County<1> and is the County Seat for Kane County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kanab has a population of 4,931 people<2> (see below for details).

Kanab was established in 1870.

From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<3> the origin of Kanab is described as "A Ute Indian word, meaning willow."

The community of Kanab is 4,890 feet [1,490 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Kanab is about 1 mile [or 1½ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel south from Kanab (for example, toward Fredonia (AZ)), you will soon 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.

Kanab lies within the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for Kanab: 84741<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kanab had an population of 4,931 people. This is an increase of 14.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kanab had a population of 4,312 people (which is 60.52% of the total population of Kane County). This makes Kanab the county's most populous community.

The population of Kanab represents 0.16% of the population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,312 people, the population of Kanab increased 20.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,564 people).

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

Adding Kanab 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 Kanab 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 Kanab elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a .

We also found Kanab mentioned in the book Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities near Kanab ...

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

  • Fredonia [Coconino County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
    • Fredonia [Coconino County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Kanab
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,281 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fredonia<7>
  • Orderville [Kane County]
  • Glendale [Kane County]
  • Sixmile Village [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixmile Village
    • Sixmile Village [Mohave County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Kanab
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixmile Village have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixmile Village
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Johnson [Kane County] - Historic
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      • Johnson [Kane County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Kanab
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Johnson. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
    • Mount Carmel Junction [Kane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel Junction
      • Mount Carmel Junction [Kane County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Kanab
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel Junction
    • Kaibab [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaibab
      • Kaibab [Coconino County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Kanab
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaibab have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaibab
    • Moccasin [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moccasin
      • Moccasin [Mohave County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Kanab
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moccasin
    • Mount Carmel [Kane County]
    • Clarkdale [Kane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkdale
      • Clarkdale [Kane County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Kanab
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Clarkdale. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
      • Clarkdale has also been known as:
      • Clarkston
      • Skoompa
      • Skoots Pah
      • Skootspah
      • Skumpah
      • Skutumpah

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kanab ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Kanab.
<3>The full book title is The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition). See our References and Mentions section for Kanab.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kanab - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Kanab). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kanab or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Kanab) 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 Kanab. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kanab

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kanab. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0479, Longitude: -112.5266    
<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.
<9>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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