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Santa Clara
Washington County, Utah

ZipCodes
84765




Page Contents for Santa Clara, Utah

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

Government

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Santa Clara is approximately 4,630 2000, 6003 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,294 2000, 1708 2010.
The amount of land area in Santa Clara is 8.19 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.04 sq kilometers.
The distance from Santa Clara to Washington DC is 2081 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 273 miles. (as the crow flies)
Santa Clara is positioned 37.13 degrees north of the equator and 113.65 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Santa Clara elevation is 2,759 feet above sea level.

Location

west of St. George in southwestern Utah. Other nearby communities include Shivwits and Gunlock.
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History & History Related Items

A part of the overall plan for the colonization of Southern Utah was the wine mission. Some 20 families of Swiss converts to the LDS Church, newly arrived from their native land, were called to settle at Santa Clara, five miles west of St. George. They arrived at their destination on November 28, 1861. The first months for these people would have meant starvation had it not been for their inate nature. So industrious and thrifty were they that in 1873, just 12 years later, the Deseret News reported: "The Santa Clara settlement, consisting of 20 families sent there by the Perpetual Emigration Fund without a dollar, have houses, land, vineyards, horses, wagons, and cattle and are sending over one hundred children to school. They have no poor in Santa Clara." At Santa Clara you'll find the house built by Jacob Hamblin, a Mormon scout and peacemaker among the Indians. The rough hewn structure dates back to 1862.

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The settling of Santa Clara

1854 by Jacob Hamblin and several Mormon missionaries.


Santa Clara City Government

City of Santa Clara
P.O. Box 699
Santa Clara, Utah 84765
Phone: 435-673-6712
Fax: 435-628-7338

Santa Clara Schools

Santa Clara Elementary School
2950 W. Crestview Dr.
Santa Clara, Utah 84746
Phone: 435-628-2624 Santa Clara

Miscellany

The population of Santa Clara was:
1970 - 271
1990 - 2,322
2000 - 4,630
The 1990 and 2000 figures are from US Census data. All other figures are from other sources.

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