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Parowan and Iron County

Parowan is a town of about 2800 located in Southwest Utah along Interstate 15. It is the county seat of Iron County. Parowan was founded on 13 January 1851 by settlers from the Northern Communities led by George A. Smith. The area was inhabited by around 750 AD by prehistoric Indiand including the Fremont Culture. Many early pioneers who established Mormon settlements throughout Utah and neighboring states left from Parowan giving the town the unofficial nickname, ?Mother Town of Southern Utah?.


This building was constructed in 1866 as the religious and cultural center of Parowan. In 1939 the building was given to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers.Today this building serves as the Old Pioneer Rock Church Museum and houses a number of artifacts about the people, and life, in the Parowan Valley.

Veterans Monument

Next to the library is this nice monument to veterans of the nation's military in peacetime and at war.

  • Last visit to Parowan: Aug 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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