Introduction to Vernal, Utah
Vernal originally served as hunting grounds for the Native Americans. The area was first settled on June 6, 1878 by David Johnston and his family. At that time, it was known as the Bench. The other early settlers include Alva Hatch, his father Jeremiah Hatch, and their families. The Vernal post office was established in the late 1800s. It was incorporated in1897. Vernal had the first oil boom in 1948. The city is the county seat of Uintah County, which was founded in 1880.
Vernal and nearby Attractions
- Thorne Museum and Studio
- Western Heritage Museum
- Wild Waters
- Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum
- Red Fleet State Park
- Dinosaur National Monument
Things To Do In Vernal
While staying in Vernal one can pay a visit to the Dinosaur National Monument, Western Heritage Museum, Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum, and Thorne Museum and Studio. The Red Fleet State Park, Steinaker State Park, and Utah Field House of Natural History State Park are also nearby. The city is home to many churches such as the Kingsbury Community Church, Vernal Christian Church, Assembly of God Church, and Saint James Catholic Church. It also hosts the Uintah County Fair every year in the month of August.
Rock Springs - Sweetwater County Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Vernal Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued through Mesa State College, Brigham Young University, and Utah Valley State College.