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The population of Toquerville is approximately 1,370 (2009), 1370 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 325 (2000), 444 (2010).

The amount of land area in Toquerville is 22.005 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Toquerville is 14.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Toquerville to Washington DC is 2060 miles. The distance to the Utah state capital is 259 miles. (as the crow flies)
Toquerville is positioned 37.23 degrees north of the equator and 113.28 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Toquerville elevation is 3,394 feet above sea level.
Toquerville per capita income is $17,065 (2008).
Toquerville median income is $46,040 (2008).

The Toquerville median home price is $283,384 (2008).

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Toquerville location: in southern Utah near Zions National Park. It is about 130 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. Other nearby communities include: La Verkin, Leeds, Hurricane, Virgin, Rockville, Washington, New Harmony and Springdale.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Toquerville is high desert with hot and dry summers and mild winters. Usually there is at least one brief snowstorm during the winter, but snow usually does not fall here. There is little rainfall and normally, there are strong winds, often in the winter months. Humidity remains low most of the year.
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Toquerville history:

Named for Toquer, a Kaibab Indian chief, Toquerville was settled in 1858 and played an active part in the settlement of Southern Utah. Large amounts of peaches and apricots were grown for trade in Nevada, California and Salt Lake City. The town has buildings of architectural interest and pioneer homes which are still inhabited. A two-story sandstone building built by Robert Conrad Naegle stands at the south end of Toquer Boulevard. Once a winery, this handsome building is now a private home. The town hall is a well-preserved Greek-Revival structure with "prisoner rock" in front of it. Since there was no jail, when a prisoner was brought through town, the sheriff chained him to this rock for the duration of the stay. The first pecan tree planted in Utah is found on Toquer Boulevard.

Toquerville was once the County Seat of Kane County. In 1864, the territorial legislature created Kane County from the eastern portion of Washington County. At that time, Toquerville was named the County Seat. In 1883, the boundaries were re-adjusted and Toquerville was moved back into Washington County, thus ending its term as county seat of Kane County.

Toquerville became a town back in 1917 but was incorporated as a city in 2000.

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This history page has several links for Toquerville history on it

This history page on the Washington County Historical Society site has many links, particularly historical photos plus historical information.
The incorporation date of Toquerville: 1917

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Toquerville attractions:

Zion National Park

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Economy & Industry

Toquerville economy:

Traditionally, the city has depended on agriculture and small farms for their local economy, but with the national parks nearby and the growth from Quail Creek State Park near Hurricane, there has been more emphasis on tourism. Toquerville still has no storefronts or gas stations in 2010. A number of small, private businesses run from homes are in the city but no shopping is available.

Washington County Economic Development Council
225 South 700 East
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-652-7500
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