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Welcome to Parowan ...

The city of Parowan is located in Iron County<1> and is the County Seat for Iron County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Parowan has a population of 3,165 people<2> (see below for details).

Parowan was established in 1851.

The community of Parowan is 6,160 feet [1,878 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Parowan is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel south from Parowan (for example, toward Colorado City (AZ)), you will 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.

Parowan is located in the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for Parowan: 84761<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Parowan had an population of 3,165 people. This is an increase of 13.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Parowan had a population of 2,790 people (which is 6.04% of the total population of Iron County). This makes Parowan the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Parowan represents 0.1% of the total population of Utah (which has 2,763,885 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,790 people, the population of Parowan increased 8.77% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,565 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities near Parowan ...

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

  • Cedar City [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar City
    • Cedar City [Iron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Parowan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,764 people
    • Former name for Cedar City:
    • Little Muddy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar City<6>
  • Enoch [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enoch
    • Enoch [Iron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Parowan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,180 people
    • Former name for Enoch:
    • Johnson Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enoch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enoch<6>
  • Paragonah [Iron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paragonah
    • Paragonah [Iron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Parowan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 545 people
    • Former names for Paragonah:
    • Paragoonah
    • Red Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paragonah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paragonah<6>
  • Brian Head [Iron County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cedar Highlands [Iron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Highlands
      • Cedar Highlands [Iron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Parowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Highlands
    • Paragonah Fort [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paragonah Fort
      • Paragonah Fort [Iron County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Parowan
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Paragonah Fort. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Summit [Iron County]
    • Fort Johnson [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Johnson
      • Fort Johnson [Iron County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Parowan
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Parowan
      • 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
    • Buckhorn Springs [Iron County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn Springs
      • Buckhorn Springs [Iron County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Parowan

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parowan ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Iron County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parowan. 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 Parowan.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Parowan - 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 city (such as Parowan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Parowan 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Parowan) 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 Parowan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Parowan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parowan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8443, Longitude: -112.8277    
<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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