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Green River
Emery County and Grand County, Utah


Utah's Desert Treasure

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Green River is approximately 1,048 (1990), 952 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 384 (1990), 333 (2010).
The amount of land area in Green River is 32.413 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.327 sq kilometers.
The distance from Green River to Washington DC is 1876 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 163 miles. (as the crow flies)
Green River is positioned 38.98 degrees north of the equator and 110.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Green River elevation is 4,079 feet above sea level.


on Interstate 70 in eastern Utah
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History & History Related Items

Green River began as a mail relay station at the point in the river where it was easiest to ford.

Here is a good history page
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The settling of Green River


The incorporation of Green River



John Wesley Powell River History Museum, off I-70. Green River Hall of Fame honoring Powell's exploration of the river. Slide show on rivers in the theater.
885 East Main Street
Green River, Utah
Phone: 435-564-3427

Green River State Park, Picnicking, boating, fishing swimming, 9 hole golf course, handicapped accessible. For more information call (801) 564-3633.

Great information on Green River Utah

Green River Information
885 E Main St
Green River, UT 84525
Phone: 435-564-3526

Attractions in the area.
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Green River City Government

City General Offices
240 E Main St
Green River, UT 84525
Phone: 435-564-3448

Highway Patrol
145 N Broadway
Green River, UT 84525
Phone: 435-564-3474

Green River Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development
Phone: 435-564-3650

Green River Community News

2005, MARCH 7
Range Creek Exhibit
The Range Creek Exhibit will be showing at the John Wesley Powell River History Museum for one year. The Exhibit will open March 10, 2005, at 1:00 P.M. with a reception, Family oriented, hands on activities, a film and talks by Dr. Duncan Metcalfe and Waldo Wilcox. A question and answer period to follow.

Range Creek is the pristine site of artifacts and history of the Fremont Indians, recently purchased by various agencies of the State of Utah, from Waldo Wilcox, of Green River, Utah.

Leon and Judy Jones, The Utah Humanities Council of Utah, SITLA/University of Utah, and Chevron Texaco are funding this exhibit. Their generosity is greatly appreciated.

The Department of Natural Resources is leading a consortium of agencies and educational partners to develop a management plan to care for this important place. Those agencies and educational partners are: Utah Department of Natural Resources; Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands; Division of Wildlife Resources; University of Utah; Utah Division of Indian Affairs; Utah Division of State History; Bureau of Land Management; Utah Department of Food and Agriculture; State Institutional Trust Lands Administration.

Green River Community Events

June each year
Annual River Runners Art Show
Everyone 8 years old - 100 years old invited to enter. Cash prizes and ribbons. Entries will be received at the museum from 8 A.M. - 4 P.M., before the event. No entries will be received after May 29th. Go to, to events calendar, for more infomation, or call 435-546-3427, Green River Information Center.

Mid June each year
John Wesley Powells Days, Annual Event, A Family Oriented Activity. A talent show will be held in the John Wesley Powell River History Museum Theatre. Any talent any age invited to participate. Contact: Donna Hatfield, 435-564-3427, or Jo Ann Wetherington, 435-564-3448, for more information.

Each year in September
Green River Melon Days
Each year in September for over 75 years!
The festival celebrates the harvest of Green River's world famous water melons along with cantaloupes, honeydews and various other fruits
Free watermelon all day. Citywide celebration offers parade, talent show, craft booths at the park, square dance, fiddlers contest, city fair, dances. For more information, please call (801) 564-3448

Green River Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development
Phone: 435-564-3650

Green River Libraries

Emery County Library Green River Branch
85 South Long Street
Green River, Utah 84525
Phone: 435-564-3349
Hours: Monday-Friday 10-6
librarian: Denice Hoffman and Kelly Quinn
emery county has 8 branch libraries

Green River Schools

Emery School District

Green River High School
455 W 400 N
Green River, UT 84525
Phone: 435-564-3461

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