Springdale Town

Washington County, Utah

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Springdale Town Offices are located at 118 Lion Boulevard, Springdale, UT 84767.
Phone:  435-772-3434.

Town of Springdale

The actual settlement of Springdale [†] in its present location occurred in the fall of 1862 when a hearty group of Mormon pioneers, responding to the call from Brigham Young to establish a Cotton Mission in the south, came to the mouth of the canyon. Local lore has it that Albert Petty, one of the first Mormon settlers, took his wife to the spot he had chosen for their house beside some large springs and asked her to name their new home. She called it Springdale.

The Springdale town site was surveyed in 1863 and, ironically, in 1864 Springdale became a branch or satellite of the much larger and well-developed community of Rockville, a few miles to the west. Springdale settlers regularly traveled to Rockville to shop, to go to church or to receive and send messages at the post office and telegraph office. Springdale had none of these conveniences until some time later. A public building, used as a school and a church, was built around 1885, and the first post office opened in Springdale in 1897.

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