Introduction to Richfield, Utah
For more than 7,000 years Richfield was inhabited by the Native Americans. It was settled in January 1864 by the Mormon settlers. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad first entered the area in 1871. The city was so named after a good wheat crop, which was produced in 1865. Richfield is the county seat of Sevier County, which was established in 1865.
Richfield and nearby Attractions
- Fremont Indian State Park
- Cove View Golf Course
- Fishlake National Forest
- Bryce Canyon
Things To Do In Richfield
Richfield offers easy access to Fremont Indian State Park and Fishlake National Forest. Tourists can also visit the Park Crest Village Center. The city includes numerous houses of worship such as the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Valley Community Presbyterian Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and Trinity Baptist Church. The city also hosts the Sevier County Fair every year in the month of August.
Cedar City Regional Airport is the closest major airport.
Richfield Higher Education
Snow College South is the local higher education institution. Other colleges in the area include Southern Utah University, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley State College.