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La Verkin
Washington County, Utah


The Beautiful Valley: A Proud Past...A Promising Future

Page Contents for La Verkin, Utah

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of La Verkin is approximately 4,364 (2008), 4060 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,158 (2000), 1265 (2010).
The amount of land area in La Verkin is 8.715 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in La Verkin is 16.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Verkin to Washington DC is 2059 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 261 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Verkin is positioned 37.20 degrees north of the equator and 113.27 degrees west of the prime meridian.
La Verkin elevation is 3,266 feet above sea level.
La Verkin median income is $ 48,625 (2008).
The La Verkin median home price is $ 213,837 (2008).


in the southwest corner of Utah within 25 miles of St. George, Zion National Park,and the Arizona border. Nearby communities include Hurricane, Toquerville, Virgin, Leeds, Rockville, Washington, Springdale and New Harmony.

Here is a map page for the area.
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Here is a current weather page for LaVerkin.
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History & History Related Items

Court records list the creek in this area as "Leiversking" which was later shortened to La Verkin. One source has the town named from this creek name. Others believe it to be a modification of the Spanish, "La Virgen," which refers to the nearby Virgin River.

The gateway to Zion National Park and scenic Highway 89 is a peaceful community of 2,000 people. Overlooking Pine Valley Mountain, the town with its beautiful vistas is located at the intersection of SR-9 and SR-17. La Verkin was setled in 1891, and was famous for its unique irrigation system and prolific fruit orchards. Many of the orchards have been replaced with residential homes and a developing business district. Sound financial and community planning has insured a bright future for this progressive community.

A history page for La Verkin. Here is another history page

This history page from the Washington County Historical Society gives information, links and historical photos of the area.
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The founding of La Verkin



Zion National Park

See Photos of La Verkin.

LaVerkin Pah Tempe Hot Mineral Springs is just south of LaVerkin in Timpoweap Canyon. The early settlers and Native Americans of the area both used the springs for healing and relaxing.
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La Verkin City Government

City of La Verkin

City of LaVerkin
435 North Main
LaVerkin, UT 84745
Phone: 435-635-2581

La Verkin Chamber

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce
Serving Hurricane, La Verkin and Toquerville
95 South Main
Hurricane, Utah 84737
Phone: (435) 635-3402

La Verkin Community Events

March each year
The Miss LaVerkin pageant is held each March to choose Miss LaVerkin and two attendants. Other awards are also given out. The new court reigns for one year and participates during the year in various functions in the city and surrounding areas.
December each year
Winterfest is usually held in early December with the one mile fun run Jingle Bell Run starting things off. A light parade is held in the evening with lots of other festivities of the season.

La Verkin Organizations

Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce
Serving Hurricane, La Verkin and Toquerville
95 South Main
Hurricane, Utah 84737
Phone: (435) 635-3402

La Verkin Libraries

Hurricane Branch Library, part of the Washington County Library System
This branch is the closest library to LaVerkin

36 South 300 West
Hurricane, UT 84737
Phone: 435-635-4621

La Verkin Schools

La Verkin Elementary School
51 West Center
La Verkin, Utah 84745
Phone: 435-635-4619
Washington County School District
121 West Tabernacle
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-673-3553 La Verkin


The population of La Verkin was:
1990 - 2,000
2000 - 3,392
2003 - 3,731
2009 - 4,364

Median age:
2000 - 28.8 years

Population Density:
2000 - 210 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 610
2000 - 1,158

Median houshold income:
2000 - $ 39,432
2008 - $ 48,625

Per capita income:
2000 - $ 12,113
2008 - $ 16,260

Median house value:
2000 - $ 107,000
2008 - $ 213,837

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

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