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Orangeville, Utah


Virgin, Utah

November 23, 2020


I don’t like posting about places I haven’t visited (yet) but the story of the naming of this town is just too good.

Orangeville is a city in northwestern Emery County, Utah at the edge of the Manti-La Sal National Forest. The city is at the junction of State Routes 29 and 57, straddling the banks of Cottonwood Creek.


Orangeville was founded in 1878 and was originally known as Upper Castle Dale. In 1879 when a post office was established, it was named Orangeville after Orange Seely, the first man called to settle Castle Valley.



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