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Welcome to La Sal (aka 'Old La Sal') ...

So far, we have found very little information about La Sal. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added La Sal to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with La Sal, please Contact Us.


La Sal would have been located within present day San Juan County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of La Sal, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

In the past, La Sal was named Coyote

While the community is gone, the present day location for La Sal is 7,160 feet [2,182 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of La Sal is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where La Sal was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

La Sal would have been located in the (435) area code.

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]
  • Paradox [Montrose County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradox
    • Paradox [Montrose County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of La Sal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradox have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradox
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradox<6>
  • Bedrock [Montrose County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bedrock
    • Bedrock [Montrose County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of La Sal
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bedrock have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedrock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bedrock<6>
  • Basin [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Grand County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of La Sal
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson's Mesa
      • Wilson's Mesa [Grand County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> 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.<3>
      • Wilson's Mesa has also been known as:
      • Mesa
    • Uravan [Montrose County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uravan
      • Uravan [Montrose County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the east of La Sal
    • Castleton [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castleton
      • Castleton [Grand County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northwest of La Sal
    • Plainfield [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainfield
      • Plainfield [Grand County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> 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.<3>
      • Plainfield has also been known as:
      • Bueno
      • Poverty Flat
      • Poverty Flats
      • Spanish Valley
    • Spanish Valley [San Juan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Valley
      • Spanish Valley [San Juan County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northwest of La Sal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spanish Valley
    • Slick Rock [San Miguel County]

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about La Sal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Sal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- La Sal) 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 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: 38.3265, Longitude: -109.1226       In this case, the coordinates for La Sal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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