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Iron County is a county located in the United States, in the state of Utah. As of 2010 the population was 46,163. It was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City. Its county seat is Parowan and its largest city is Cedar City.

Parowan City – County Seat

As the first settlement of southern Utah (settled January, 13, 1851), Parowan is affectionately called the “Mother Town of Southern Utah”. Many of the original homes and business buildings still line the downtown area of the community, along with a tree-lined Main Street that take visitors on a nostalgic trip back through time. Pioneer museums, a historic cemetery and numerous historic sites are open for visitors to see. Visit the Parowan City website.

Brian Head

Brian Head is a town in Iron County, Utah located just up the canyon from Parowan City. The population was 118 at the 2000 census. Brian Head is also the location of the Brian Head Ski Resort. Visit Brian Head town’s website.

Cedar City

Cedar City, known as Festival City USA, is located 2 1/2 hours north of Las Vegas and 3 1/2 hours south of Salt Lake City on Interstate 15. In Cedar City you will discover a unique small city complete with world-renowned theatricals, astounding beauty, and unbelievable outdoor recreation. Because of its business friendly environment, Cedar City is home to several national industrial and manufacturing businesses. From major corporations to solitary enterprise, businesses large and small have found success in Cedar’s economy. A community surrounded by National Parks, Cedar City offers visitors, friends and residents the opportunity to experience a wealth of variety. One can enjoy the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival in the summer and fall, or ride the fresh powder of Brian Head Ski Resort during the winter months. Visit the Cedar City website.


Enoch City was settled as a cattle grazing mission along the springs of The Old Spanish Trail, in support of the Little Salt Lake Mission (Parowan), and the Coal Creek/Iron Mission (Cedar City). Founded: May 1851; Incorporated: January 10, 1966. Visit the Enoch City website.


Kanarraville is a town in Iron County, Utah located just south of Cedar City. The population was 311 at the time of the 2000 census.


Paragonah (pronounced pair-a-GOON-uh) was settled by residents from the nearby town of Parowan in the early 1850s. Parowan residents found meadows next to Red Creek that provided ideal locations for farming. The settlement was first known as Red Creek, but the name was later changed to Paragoonah and then Paragonah. There are conflicting sources as to the name’s precise meaning, but it is of Paiute Indian origin and apparently is a reference to the water found in the area. Paragonah was incorporated as a town in 1916 and is located just north of Parowan City.

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