Place:Paragonah, Iron, Utah, United States

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NameParagonah
Alt namesParagoonasource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49013037
Paragoonahsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49013037
TypeTown
Coordinates37.886°N 112.774°W
Located inIron, Utah, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Paragonah Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Paragonah is a town in Iron County, Utah, United States. The population was 488 at the 2010 census.

History

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Paragonah 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 origin and apparently is a reference to the red color of the water found in the area. Paragonah was incorporated as a town in 1916.

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