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Welcome to Paragonah ...

The town of Paragonah is located in Iron County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paragonah has a population of 549 people<2> (see below for details).

Paragonah was established in 1851.

The town of Paragonah was previously named Paragoonah. Going back to its beginning, The community of Paragonah was originally named Red Creek. For more information about the names of Paragonah, see The Names of Paragonah on our Genealogy Page.

Paragonah is 5,900 feet [1,798 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Paragonah is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Paragonah lies within the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for Paragonah: 84760<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paragonah had an population of 549 people. This is an increase of 12.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paragonah had a population of 488 people. This makes Paragonah the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Paragonah represents 0.02% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 488 people, the population of Paragonah increased 3.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 470 people).

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

Communities near Paragonah ...

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

  • Enoch [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enoch
    • Enoch [Iron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Paragonah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enoch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enoch<6>
  • Parowan [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parowan
    • Parowan [Iron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Paragonah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parowan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parowan<6>
  • Panguitch [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panguitch
    • Panguitch [Garfield County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Paragonah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,685 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panguitch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Panguitch<6>
  • Brian Head [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brian Head
    • Brian Head [Iron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Paragonah
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brian Head
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brian Head<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Parowan Adobe Fort [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parowan Adobe Fort
      • Parowan Adobe Fort [Iron County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Paragonah
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Parowan Adobe Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Buckhorn Springs [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn Springs
      • Buckhorn Springs [Iron County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Paragonah
    • Summit [Iron County]
    • Panguitch Lake Resort [Garfield County]
    • Fort Johnson [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Johnson
      • Fort Johnson [Iron County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Paragonah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Johnson's Fort [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson's Fort
      • Johnson's Fort [Iron County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Paragonah
      • 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.<7>
      • Johnson's Fort has also been known as:
      • Johnson Springs

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paragonah ...

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

Adding Paragonah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Paragonah 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 Paragonah was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1890.

We also found Paragonah in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Iron County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paragonah. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paragonah.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paragonah - 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 Paragonah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Paragonah 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Paragonah) 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 Paragonah. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ParagonahOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paragonah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8860, Longitude: -112.7750    
<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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