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Welcome to Sterling ...

The town of Sterling is located in Sanpete County<1>.

When the people of Sterling refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Sterlingite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sterling has a population of 320 people<3> (see below for details).

Sterling was established in 1873.

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

Sterling is 5,570 feet [1,698 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Sterling is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Sterling is within the boundaries of the (435) area code.

The ZIP code for Sterling: 84665<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sterling had an population of 320 people. This is an increase of 22.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sterling had a population of 262 people. This makes Sterling the county's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 262 people, the population of Sterling increased 11.49% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 235 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Sterling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Sterling - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sterling ...

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

  • Ephraim [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephraim
    • Ephraim [Sanpete County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Sterling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,308 people
    • Former names for Ephraim:
    • Cottonwood
    • Fort Ephraim
    • Pine Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephraim
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephraim<7>
  • Manti [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manti
    • Manti [Sanpete County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Sterling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,738 people
    • Former name for Manti:
    • Copenhagen
    • Manti has also been known as:
    • Manti City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manti
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manti<7>
  • Gunnison [Sanpete County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
    • Gunnison [Sanpete County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Sterling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,585 people
    • Former name for Gunnison:
    • Hog Wallow
    • Gunnison has also been known as:
    • Gunnison City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gunnison<7>
  • Salina [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salina
    • Salina [Sevier County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Sterling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,612 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salina<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Centerfield [Sanpete County]
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      • Centerfield [Sanpete County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Sterling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centerfield<7>
    • Redmond [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redmond
      • Redmond [Sevier County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Sterling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redmond have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<7>
    • Mayfield [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
      • Mayfield [Sanpete County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Sterling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 552 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Mayfield:
      • Arrapene
      • Cobblehaven
      • Frog Hollow
      • New London
      • Order
      • Skinny
      • Skunk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayfield<7>
    • Fayette [Sanpete County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Sanpete County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Sterling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Former name for Fayette:
      • Warm Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<7>
    • Fort Manti [Sanpete County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Manti
      • Fort Manti [Sanpete County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Sterling
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Manti. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
      • Former names for Fort Manti:
      • Little Stone Fort
      • Manti Log Fort
    • Fort Gunnison [Sanpete County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Gunnison
      • Fort Gunnison [Sanpete County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Sterling
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Fort Gunnison. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sterling ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Utah

About Sanpete County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sterling. 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 Sanpete, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sterling refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sterling may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sterling.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sterling - 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 town (such as Sterling). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sterling 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sterling) 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 Sterling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1935, Longitude: -111.6925    
<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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