Snowville, Utah

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Snowville, Utah
Location in Box Elder County and the state of Utah.
Location in Box Elder County and the state of Utah.
Location of Utah in the United States
Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates: 41°58′14″N 112°42′33″W / 41.97056°N 112.70917°W / 41.97056; -112.70917Coordinates: 41°58′14″N 112°42′33″W / 41.97056°N 112.70917°W / 41.97056; -112.70917
CountryUnited States
CountyBox Elder
IncorporatedNovember 6, 1933
Named forLorenzo Snow
 • Total1.55 sq mi (4.02 km2)
 • Land1.55 sq mi (4.02 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation4,547 ft (1,386 m)
 • Total167
 • Estimate 
 • Density111.40/sq mi (43.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)435
FIPS code49-69970[4]
GNIS feature ID1432604[2]

Snowville is a town in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 167 at the 2010 census.


Snowville is located at an elevation of 4,551 feet (1,387 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2), all land.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Snowville has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)173[3]3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 177 people, 59 households, and 46 families residing in the town. The population density was 115.4 people per square mile (44.7/km2). There were 71 housing units at an average density of 46.3 per square mile (17.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 88.70% White, 0.56% Asian, 9.60% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.21% of the population.

There were 59 households, out of which 47.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 29.9% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $35,750. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $35,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,604. None of the families and 4.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 54.5% of those over 64.


Curlew Valley Settler's Bell at the Snowville City Park.

Curlew Valley, named after the curlew snipe that nests there, extends from Snowville, Utah, to the Idaho towns of Stone and Holbrook. The first recorded settlers were Peter Skene Ogden's large party of trappers that camped on Deep Creek December 27, 1828.

Some of the discharged members of the Mormon Battalion, on their way home from California to Salt Lake City on September 18, 1848, camped on Deep Creek and also in a cave one mile (1.6 km) east called Hollow Rock.

The beginning of Deep Creek is a large spring at Holbrook which runs through the center of the valley and has never varied even in dry years. About one mile (1.6 km) southwest is Rocky Ford, where the pioneers were able to pass on solid rock.

In 1869, William Robbins, Thomas Showell, and William M. Harris settled at the Curlew Sinks, ten miles (16 km) west of here, where Deep Creek sinks into the ground. The old pioneer trail and the stage line went through their ranch.

The first townsite in the Curlew Valley was Snowville. Settled at the direction of Brigham Young, the community was named in honor of Lorenzo Snow, an apostle who became President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1898–1901.


Snowville Cemetery

The Snowville Cemetery is located at 750 North 600 West in Snowville, Utah. The earliest burial was of William O'Donald, who died on May 27, 1869. As of 2004, there are 540 burials on 10 acres (40,000 m2) owned by the town of Snowville. Two unknown soldiers are buried in the cemetery as well as William Robbins, the first settler of the valley and a veteran of the American Civil War. The cemetery’s online database is maintained by the Utah History Research Center.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Snowville
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Snowville, Utah
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.

External links[edit]

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