Leamington, Utah

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Leamington, Utah
Town
Location in Millard County and the state of Utah.
Location in Millard County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 39°31′54″N 112°16′41″W / 39.53167°N 112.27806°W / 39.53167; -112.27806Coordinates: 39°31′54″N 112°16′41″W / 39.53167°N 112.27806°W / 39.53167; -112.27806
Country United States
State Utah
County Millard
Established 1871
Incorporated 1936
Named for Leamington Spa
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,731 ft (1,442 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 227
 • Density 138.1/sq mi (53.3/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84638
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-43880[2]
GNIS feature ID 1429508[3]

Leamington is a town in Millard County, Utah, United States. The population was 217 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.

HISTORY

In 1871 settlers of Oak City, Utah built a dam at what is now Leamington. The town itself was settled in 1873 by Thomas Morgan. He was the first branch president when the Leamington Branch of the LDS Church was organized in 1876. In 1880 a log meetinghouse was built and by this time the town had an LDS Ward with Mary Goble Pay as president of the Primary Organization. Bengt Textorius was hired to bring a spur of the railroad down from SLC through Leamington past Lynndyl Junction. He acquired land donated some for the old church and school. His wife Josephine talked her sister Anna and her son Abe, to come over from Sweden. She brought with her Bertha Rorstrum. Hans Olaus Sorenson married both of these gals and started rearing families. He followed Bengt down to Leamington in 1883. Hans purchased a farm south east of town. He helped build the canal up on the ridge which helped water the valley. Rodney Ashby was bishop for many years and Bengt was one of his counselors. Hans had four surviving children with Bertha: Hyrum, Louisa Marie, Alice, & Heber and Anna had: Hilma, Joseph, & Annie Bertina. Hans found that sugar cane grew better than wheat so he produced molasses. He also got a cream separator and worked with the neighbors to take the cream and make butter. He took trips to the mining town Eureka up north to sell, butter, eggs, meat, and flour goods, plus fruit and vegetables in season. Life was not easy. He made a doby mill for bricks to make small homes. They would go up into the canyons to gather firewood for home and for the cone kilns to make charcoal for the trains. In winter they would heat bricks on the pot belly stove and wrap burlap around for their beds. In winter, they would cut blocks of ice from the Sevier River and place them in small caves covered with straw to serve as refrigerators. In 1930 Leamington and its immediate vicinity had a population of 356.[4]

People should visit on Leaminardo Day which is held each Labor Day. There is a gathering entertainment inside or outside the Old Church off the main highway. At noon is a nice inexpensive barbecue with lots of socializing. After which one can go to the basement of the Old Church to the museum and brouse. Later there is also a rodeo. Some may wish to visit the cemetery out south east of the town area on a small plateau, just ask for directions.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 169
1900 239 41.4%
1910 290 21.3%
1920 336 15.9%
1930 356 6.0%
1940 279 −21.6%
1950 214 −23.3%
1960 190 −11.2%
1970 112 −41.1%
1980 113 0.9%
1990 253 123.9%
2000 217 −14.2%
2010 226 4.1%
Est. 2012 227 0.4%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 217 people, 64 households, and 51 families residing in the town. The population density was 138.1 people per square mile (53.4/km²). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 47.7 per square mile (18.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.62% White, 0.46% African American, 0.46% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.38% of the population.

There were 64 households out of which 53.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.39 and the average family size was 3.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 41.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 19.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $43,125, and the median income for a family was $52,083. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,549. About 7.8% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.7% of those sixty five or over.

Leamington is twinned with the Scottish village of Galnafanaigh.[5]

[6]==References==

  1. ^ They Came To Zion by David L. Sorenson - http://www.ancestry.com - Sorenson 14 - Hans Olaus Sorenson
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedia History of The Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1941) p. 420
  5. ^ http://www.fact-archive.com/encyclopedia/Galnafanaigh
  6. ^ The Life of Jean Ashby by herself