Introduction to St. George, Utah
St. George History
St. George was originally inhabited by the Native Americans. It was founded in 1861 as a cotton mission. The city was incorporated in 1862. It was named in honor of George A. Smith, a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The St. George Utah Temple was completed in April 1877 and was the third temple established by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. St. George was named as the county seat for Washington County in 1863.
St. George and nearby Attractions
- Kemp Korner Shopping Center
- Gunlock State Park
- Saint George Temple
- Quail Creek State Park
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum
- Snow Canyon State Park
Things To Do In St. George
St. George provides amenities for several different types of recreational opportunities. The Black Hill View Park, Bloomington Hills North Park, Christensen Park, Dixie Downs Park, and Hidden Valley Park are some of the local parks. History buffs should visit the St. George Art Museum, Saint George Temple, and Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum. One can shop at the Kemp Korner Shopping Center, Red Hills Shopping Plaza, and Skyline Shopping Center. The Rosenbruch Wildlife Museum is nearby.
St. George Transportation
Cedar City Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
St. George Higher Education
Dixie State College of Utah, Community College of Southern Nevada, and Southern Utah University offer courses for higher studies.