Garrison, Utah

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Garrison
Unincorporated community
A view of downtown and the UDOT yard, on Utah State Route 159
A view of downtown and the UDOT yard, on Utah State Route 159
Garrison is located in Utah
Garrison
Garrison
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 38°56′04″N 114°01′59″W / 38.93444°N 114.03306°W / 38.93444; -114.03306Coordinates: 38°56′04″N 114°01′59″W / 38.93444°N 114.03306°W / 38.93444; -114.03306
Country United States
State Utah
County Millard
Elevation[1] 5,276 ft (1,608 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84728
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1428153[1]

Garrison is an unincorporated community in Millard County, Utah, United States. It is home to a Utah Department of Transportation yard and office, but other than that, offers no services.

Geography[edit]

Garrison, Utah

Garrison is located in Snake Valley in the far west central area of the state just east of the Nevada state line. In fact, some of the town's farms and structures are legally in Nevada. The Great Basin National Park is in Nevada just a few miles west of the border, accessed via Baker.

History[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 88
1920 109 23.9%
1930 90 −17.4%
1940 60 −33.3%
1950 84 40.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Originally founded as a cattle rustling and outlaw community in the 1850s, the town of Garrison later became the center of mining interests. The name comes from the Garrison family who farmed in the area. After mining interests subsided, the Garrisons had a livestock and hay ranch. Mrs. Garrison was a schoolteacher who also handled the mail, and the town's name honors her.[3]

Climate[edit]

Garrison experiences a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winter. Due to Garrison's elevation and aridity, the Diurnal temperature variation is substantial.

Climate data for Garrison, Utah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71
(22)
73
(23)
79
(26)
86
(30)
95
(35)
108
(42)
106
(41)
104
(40)
98
(37)
91
(33)
80
(27)
72
(22)
108
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 41.4
(5.2)
47.1
(8.4)
54.8
(12.7)
64.5
(18.1)
73.4
(23)
84.4
(29.1)
92.3
(33.5)
89.2
(31.8)
80.0
(26.7)
67.1
(19.5)
53.2
(11.8)
43.3
(6.3)
65.9
(18.8)
Average low °F (°C) 15.4
(−9.2)
20.9
(−6.2)
26.2
(−3.2)
32.2
(0.1)
39.6
(4.2)
48.1
(8.9)
56.6
(13.7)
55.6
(13.1)
45.3
(7.4)
34.2
(1.2)
24.6
(−4.1)
16.8
(−8.4)
34.6
(1.4)
Record low °F (°C) −21
(−29)
−26
(−32)
−5
(−21)
9
(−13)
12
(−11)
27
(−3)
33
(1)
33
(1)
20
(−7)
1
(−17)
−14
(−26)
−20
(−29)
−26
(−32)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.43
(10.9)
0.48
(12.2)
0.83
(21.1)
0.72
(18.3)
0.72
(18.3)
0.43
(10.9)
0.54
(13.7)
0.72
(18.3)
0.73
(18.5)
0.76
(19.3)
0.61
(15.5)
0.42
(10.7)
7.42
(188.5)
Snowfall inches (cm) 4.4
(11.2)
4.2
(10.7)
6.1
(15.5)
2.9
(7.4)
1.0
(2.5)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.4
(3.6)
3.7
(9.4)
3.1
(7.9)
26.8
(68.1)
Source: The Western Regional Climate Center[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Garrison, Utah. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
  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. 152. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  4. ^ "Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Information". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved March 29, 2013.