Adamsville, Utah

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Adamsville, Utah
Unincorporated community
Adamsville is located in Utah
Adamsville
Adamsville
Location of Adamsville in Utah
Coordinates: 38°15′30″N 112°47′38″W / 38.25833°N 112.79389°W / 38.25833; -112.79389Coordinates: 38°15′30″N 112°47′38″W / 38.25833°N 112.79389°W / 38.25833; -112.79389
Country United States
State Utah
County Beaver
Settled May 1, 1862
Founded by David B. Adams
Elevation[1] 5,528 ft (1,685 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84731
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1425050[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 179
1880 192 7.3%
1890 125 −34.9%
1900 127 1.6%
1910 145 14.2%
1920 126 −13.1%
1930 121 −4.0%
1940 98 −19.0%
1950 50 −49.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Adamsville is an unincorporated community in Beaver County, Utah, United States.

Geography[edit]

Adamsville is at the west end of Beaver Valley in eastern Beaver County. It lies at the base of the Mineral Mountains, just northeast of Minersville Reservoir along the northern bank of the Beaver River. Some 5 miles (8.0 km) east across Utah State Route 21 is the village of Greenville, and the city of Beaver is about 9 miles (14 km) east.

History[edit]

Adamsville was first settled in the spring of 1862 by David B. Adams and three other families, who established farms along the Beaver River.[3]:69 In 1866, residents were temporarily moved to Greenville for safety during the Black Hawk War,[3]:76 but the settlement continued to grow; in 1867 a townsite was surveyed and the town was named Adamsville. In 1868, a community meetinghouse was built. School was held in the building until around 1920.[3]:69–70 A post office was established on April 10, 1868.[3]:143 Previous names for the community were Beaver Creek Iron Works and Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Adamsville. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d Bradley, Martha Sonntag (January 1999). A History of Beaver County (PDF). Utah Centennial County History Series. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society. ISBN 0-913738-17-4. Retrieved July 16, 2012.