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La Sal, Utah
(San Juan County)

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Welcome to La Sal ...

La Sal is located in San Juan County<1>.

La Sal was established in 1930.

La Sal is 6,970 feet [2,124 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of La Sal is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

La Sal lies within the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for La Sal: 84530<3>

Adding La Sal 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 La Sal 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 La Sal elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found La Sal on a .

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

Communities Also Named La Sal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Utah communities named La Sal: This one is located in San Juan County and the other is located in San Juan County.

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

Communities near La Sal ...

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

  • La Sal [San Juan County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Sal
    • La Sal [San Juan County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of La Sal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Sal have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for La Sal:
    • Coyote
    • La Sal has also been known as:
    • Old La Sal
  • Paradox [Montrose County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradox
    • Paradox [Montrose County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of La Sal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradox have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradox<6>
  • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Grand County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of La Sal
  • Plainfield [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
    • Plainfield [Grand County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of La Sal
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Plainfield. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Plainfield has also been known as:
    • Bueno
    • Poverty Flat
    • Poverty Flats
    • Spanish Valley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Spanish Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Valley
      • Spanish Valley [San Juan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of La Sal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Valley
    • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mesa
      • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of La Sal
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Wilson's Mesa. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
      • Wilson's Mesa has also been known as:
      • Mesa
    • Home of Truth [San Juan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home of Truth
      • Home of Truth [San Juan County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of La Sal
    • Bedrock [Montrose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedrock
      • Bedrock [Montrose County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of La Sal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedrock have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedrock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedrock<6>
    • Castleton [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleton
      • Castleton [Grand County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the north of La Sal
    • Castle Valley [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
      • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the north of La Sal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 350 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Sal ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About San Juan County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for La Sal. 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 San Juan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Sal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as La Sal). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether La Sal or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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- La Sal) 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 La Sal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La Sal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Sal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3124, Longitude: -109.2478    
<5>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.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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