Introduction to St. George, Utah

St. George, Utah is located 105 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center) and is 107 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is in Washington County.

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.

St George Almanac

Nearest Medium City 105 miles NE of North Las Vegas, Nevada (center to center)
Nearest Large City107 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes84770, 84790
P.O. Box Zip Codes84771, 84791
Phone Area Codes435
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

St George Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 55 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp70 to 103 F
Oct Temp47 to 81 F
Annual Precip8.7 inches
Distance17.5 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp40 to 66 F
Jul Temp61 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip15 inches
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 56 F
Apr Temp41 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 100 F
Oct Temp42 to 79 F
Annual Precip9.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, St George, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Diamond Valley (84770)

Harrisburg Junction (84770)

Middleton (84770)

Winchester Hills (84770)

Bloomington (84790)

Bloomington Hills (84790)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
La Verkin4,156$48,095
Santa Clara6,550$69,632

St George Public Libraries

Washington County Library System
88 WEST 100 SOUTH ST GEORGE, UT 84770 (37.106518, -113.585161)
St George, Utah
(435) 634-5737

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St George Public Schools

Fossil Ridge Intermediate
383 South Mall Dr
(435) 652-4706
Total Enrollment 843
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