Introduction to Cedar City, Utah
Cedar City History
Cedar City was originally inhabited by the Paiute Indians. It was founded on November 11, 1851 by Mormon pioneers. Henry Lunt and his men were sent to the area to build an iron works fort known as "Fort Cedar." It was named because of the abundant cedar trees that covered the hills. The first railroad entered the area in 1923.
Cedar City and nearby Attractions
- Iron Mission State Park
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - Canyon View
- Zion National Park
- Southern Utah University Museums and Galleries
- Cedar Breaks National Monument
- Dixie National Forest
Things To Do In Cedar City
Cedar City is home to the Iron Mission State Park. History Buffs should visit the Southern Utah University Museums and Galleries. The Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Dixie National Forest are a few minutes drive away as well. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Trinity Lutheran Church and Christ the King Catholic Church are some of the local churches. Local celebrations include the Groovefest American Music Festival and SkyFest.
Cedar City Transportation
Cedar City Regional Airport is nearby.
Cedar City Higher Education
Southern Utah University is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include the Dixie State College of Utah, Northern Arizona University and Snow College.