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Sanpete County, Utah


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Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Fairview is approximately 1,227 (2009), 1247 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 416 (2000), 413 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fairview is 4.044 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fairview is 1.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fairview to Washington DC is 1953 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 87 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fairview is positioned 39.63 degrees north of the equator and 111.43 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fairview elevation is 5,948 feet above sea level.
Fairview per capita income is $ 19,078 (2009).
Fairview median income is $ 50,250 (2009).
The Fairview median home price is $ 149,980 (2009).


in central Utah in the northeastern portion of the Sanpete Valley at the confluence of the Sanpitch River and Cottonwood Creek. It is about 44 miles from Provo. Other nearby communities include Mount Pleasant, Moroni, Spring City, Fountain Green, Wales, Scofield, Ephraim and Nephi.
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Fairview

Fairview was founded soon after the re-settlement of Mount Pleasant, which is nearby. It has many picturesque pioneer-vintage buildings.

While gathering wild hay here in early 1859, several men wrote to Brigham Young for permission to settle in the area. He responded that if there was enough water, they could create a settlement. A meeting was held in nearby Mount Pleasant in October 1859 and about twenty families prepared to move. They surveyed a site and quickly built a community meeting house for multiple uses. They planted trees and put up fences and the community began to expand. A post office opened in 1864 and changed the name from North Bend to Fairview because of the great view to the south. They could even see Manti which was 30 miles away.

In the mid 1860ís, Indian troubles caused some to move back to Mount Pleasant for protection, but the ones who stayed built a rock fort around the center of town. After the turmoil was settled, development began again. The railroad arrived in the 1890ís bringing with it more opportunity for growth. While many other parts of the country have downgraded their reliance on agriculture, the Fairview area has continued to have agriculture and livestock raising at the top of the economic tree. Sheep appear to be the leading cash producers for the area rather than cattle or turkeys.
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The settling of Fairview



The Fairview Museum

85 N. 100 E.
Phone: (435) 427-9216
Pioneer artifacts, historic & new buildings, largest collection of Avard Fairbanks sculptures, paintings, folk art, Columbian Mammouth skeleton, National Scenic Byway Hwy U31 base location.

See photos of Fairview and the area.

Most famous for Fairview Museum of History and Arts - National Shrine to Love and Devotion; July 24th Pioneer Days Celebration: rodeo, demolition derby, and other activities for the whole family. Fairview is the gateway to the Skyline Drive Recreation area with activities during all four seasons.
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Economy & Industry

Agriculture and livestock has always been the largest portion of the local economy. The lumber industry took hold as sawmills were built to support the lumber industry from nearby forests. Retail business began to develop in town and continue to be important factor.
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Fairview City Government

Fairview City Website

City Hall
85 S. State
Phone: 435 427-3858

Fairview Libraries

Bookmobile Library information

Fairview Schools

N Sanpete School District
220 E. 700 S.
Mt Pleasant, UT 84647
Phone: 435-462-2485


The population of Fairview was:
1990 - 960
2000 - 1,160
2009 - 1,227

Median age:
2000 - 31.2 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 391
2000 - 416

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 34,946
2009 - $ 50,250

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 13,506
2009 - $ 19,078

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 91,900
2009 - $ 149,980

Fairview is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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