Burbank, Utah

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Unincorporated community
Burbank and moon at sunset
Burbank and moon at sunset
Burbank is located in Utah
Location of Burbank in Utah
Coordinates: 38°46′45″N 114°02′35″W / 38.77917°N 114.04306°W / 38.77917; -114.04306Coordinates: 38°46′45″N 114°02′35″W / 38.77917°N 114.04306°W / 38.77917; -114.04306
Country United States
State Utah
County Millard
Founded 1870s
Named for Margie Burbank Clay
Elevation[1] 5,426 ft (1,654 m)
GNIS feature ID 1450268[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 153
1910 41 −73.2%
1920 28 −31.7%
1930 37 32.1%
1940 27 −27.0%
1950 46 70.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Burbank is a small farming unincorporated community in Millard County, Utah, located just east of the Nevada border. It is located in the southern part of Snake Valley, near the opening (northern border) of Hamlin Valley. It was founded as a Mormon farming community in the 1870s, with an early post office located at the Dearden Ranch. It was named after Margie Burbank Clay, the wife of local Judge E. W. Clay.[3] Clay was used as the name of the major spring that was first used by the settlers. This spring is the main source of water for Pruess Lake, to the north. Outlaws, cattle rustlers, and uncertainty over the local water sources caused the abandonment of the community, with the exception of the Dearden Ranch.

The historic Dearden Ranch

The Dearden Ranch was started in 1886 and has been home to the Dearden family ever since. The local springs that flow into Lake Creek have been informally named after the ranch, but are not named on maps or other documents, with the exception of water rights documents, which do name it Dearden Springs.[4]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burbank
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 56. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  4. ^ Utah Geological Survey, Snake Valley Surface Water Data.