List of hillside letters in Utah

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This is a list of hillside letters (also known as mountain monograms) in the U.S. state of Utah.[1][2][3] Monograms in Utah include two of the oldest, at Brigham Young University (1906) and the University of Utah (1907). These symbols are so much a part of the culture that locals typically refer to the universities themselves as "The Y" and "The U," respectively. Across the state, there are at least 72 hillside letters, acronyms, and messages.

Monogram Town County Description Location
A Alton Kane 37°26′21″N 112°28′58″W / 37.4393°N 112.4827°W / 37.4393; -112.4827 (Alton) (uncertain location)
SJ Blanding San Juan San Juan High School 37°38′29″N 109°29′01″W / 37.6414°N 109.4835°W / 37.6414; -109.4835 (San Juan High School)
BR Tremonton Box Elder Bear River High School 41°45′33″N 112°12′08″W / 41.7593°N 112.2021°W / 41.7593; -112.2021 (Bear River High School)
B Beaver Beaver 38°15′57″N 112°34′57″W / 38.2657°N 112.5825°W / 38.2657; -112.5825 (Beaver)
BL Ogden Weber Ben Lomond High School 41°15′02″N 111°55′51″W / 41.2506°N 111.9308°W / 41.2506; -111.9308 (Ben Lomond High School)
B South Jordan Salt Lake Bingham High School 40°34′07″N 112°06′59″W / 40.5686°N 112.1165°W / 40.5686; -112.1165 (Bingham High School)
B Bountiful Davis Bountiful High School 40°53′51″N 111°50′47″W / 40.8975°N 111.8463°W / 40.8975; -111.8463 (Bountiful)
B Brigham City Box Elder 41°31′12″N 111°59′26″W / 41.52°N 111.9906°W / 41.52; -111.9906 (Brigham City)
Y Provo Utah Brigham Young University 40°14′54″N 111°37′14″W / 40.2483°N 111.6206°W / 40.2483; -111.6206 (Brigham Young University)
B Cottonwood Heights Salt Lake Brighton High School 40°36′35″N 111°47′09″W / 40.6096°N 111.7859°W / 40.6096; -111.7859 (Brighton High School)
BV Tropic Garfield Bryce Valley High School 37°37′28″N 112°03′46″W / 37.6245°N 112.0629°W / 37.6245; -112.0629 (Bryce Valley High School)
C Price Carbon Carbon High School 39°36′31″N 110°48′45″W / 39.6086°N 110.8125°W / 39.6086; -110.8125 (Carbon High School)
C Cedar City Iron 37°38′33″N 113°02′06″W / 37.6426°N 113.0351°W / 37.6426; -113.0351 (Cedar City)
C Columbia Carbon 39°30′51″N 110°23′07″W / 39.5142°N 110.3854°W / 39.5142; -110.3854 (Columbia)
C Magna Salt Lake Cyprus High School 40°42′29″N 112°07′56″W / 40.708°N 112.1322°W / 40.708; -112.1322 (Cyprus High School)
DIXIE St. George Washington Dixie High School 37°06′57″N 113°34′45″W / 37.1159°N 113.5792°W / 37.1159; -113.5792 (Dixie High School)
D St. George Washington Dixie State College 37°06′29″N 113°35′52″W / 37.1081°N 113.5977°W / 37.1081; -113.5977 (Dixie State College)
D Duchesne Duchesne 40°09′57″N 110°24′34″W / 40.1658°N 110.4094°W / 40.1658; -110.4094 (Duchesne)
E Elsinore Sevier 38°41′06″N 112°09′39″W / 38.6849°N 112.1607°W / 38.6849; -112.1607 (Elsinore)
E Enterprise Washington 37°33′09″N 113°44′54″W / 37.5525°N 113.7484°W / 37.5525; -113.7484 (Enterprise)
E Escalante Garfield 37°47′18″N 111°34′55″W / 37.7884°N 111.582°W / 37.7884; -111.582 (Escalante)
FREMONT COUNTRY (no longer exists) Beaver County Beaver once said BEAVER COUNTY, now a jumble of white rocks 38°06′44″N 112°38′52″W / 38.1123°N 112.6479°W / 38.1123; -112.6479 (BEAVER COUNTY)
FG Fountain Green Sanpete 39°38′09″N 111°37′57″W / 39.6357°N 111.6326°W / 39.6357; -111.6326 (Fountain Green)
G Glenwood Sevier 38°46′26″N 111°58′57″W / 38.7738°N 111.9824°W / 38.7738; -111.9824 (Glenwood)
G Moab Grand Grand High School 38°35′06″N 109°33′03″W / 38.5849°N 109.5508°W / 38.5849; -109.5508 (Grand High School)
G Green River Emery 38°59′07″N 110°10′06″W / 38.9853°N 110.1682°W / 38.9853; -110.1682 (Green River)
G Gunnison Sanpete 39°09′21″N 111°50′09″W / 39.1557°N 111.8357°W / 39.1557; -111.8357 (Gunnison)
H Henefer Summit 41°00′34″N 111°30′10″W / 41.0094°N 111.5028°W / 41.0094; -111.5028 (Henefer)
H Salt Lake City Salt Lake Highland High School 40°43′50″N 111°48′41″W / 40.7306°N 111.8114°W / 40.7306; -111.8114 (Highland High School)
HOLE N' THE ROCK San Juan Hole N' the Rock (Moab) 38°23′28″N 109°27′16″W / 38.3911°N 109.4544°W / 38.3911; -109.4544 (Hole N' the Rock)
H Hurricane Washington 37°10′27″N 113°16′53″W / 37.1742°N 113.2815°W / 37.1742; -113.2815 (Hurricane)
I Brigham City Box Elder Intermountain Indian School (closed) 41°28′58″N 111°59′57″W / 41.4829°N 111.9993°W / 41.4829; -111.9993 (Intermountain Indian School (closed))
J Nephi Juab Juab High School 39°44′29″N 111°49′06″W / 39.7415°N 111.8182°W / 39.7415; -111.8182 (Juab High School)
K Kanab Kane 37°02′54″N 112°31′03″W / 37.0482°N 112.5175°W / 37.0482; -112.5175 (Kanab)
L La Verkin Washington 37°12′03″N 113°15′48″W / 37.2008°N 113.2632°W / 37.2008; -113.2632 (La Verkin)
L Leeds Washington 37°14′33″N 113°21′40″W / 37.2424°N 113.361°W / 37.2424; -113.361 (Leeds)
M Mammoth Juab 39°55′54″N 112°06′19″W / 39.9317°N 112.1052°W / 39.9317; -112.1052 (Mammoth)
M Manti Sanpete 39°15′45″N 111°36′36″W / 39.2624°N 111.6101°W / 39.2624; -111.6101 (Manti)
M Marysvale Piute 38°27′24″N 112°12′51″W / 38.4566°N 112.2143°W / 38.4566; -112.2143 (Marysvale)
M (no longer exists) Milford Beaver 38°23′55″N 113°00′35″W / 38.3986°N 113.0098°W / 38.3986; -113.0098 (Milford) (uncertain location)
M Fillmore Millard Millard High School 38°59′05″N 112°16′19″W / 38.9848°N 112.272°W / 38.9848; -112.272 (Millard High School)
M Morgan Morgan 41°01′42″N 111°39′32″W / 41.0283°N 111.659°W / 41.0283; -111.659 (Morgan)
M Moroni Sanpete 39°32′36″N 111°34′42″W / 39.5434°N 111.5782°W / 39.5434; -111.5782 (Moroni)
MC Hyrum Cache Mountain Crest High School 41°37′04″N 111°48′04″W / 41.6178°N 111.801°W / 41.6178; -111.801 (Mountain Crest High School)
GREEN VALLEY St. George Washington neighborhood 37°05′46″N 113°37′22″W / 37.096°N 113.6228°W / 37.096; -113.6228 (neighborhood)
NC Richmond Cache North Cache Junior High School 41°55′27″N 111°47′12″W / 41.9243°N 111.7867°W / 41.9243; -111.7867 (North Cache Junior High School)
NR Laketown Rich North Rich Junior High School 41°49′32″N 111°18′46″W / 41.8255°N 111.3127°W / 41.8255; -111.3127 (North Rich High School)
NS Salina Sevier North Sevier High School 38°57′21″N 111°49′19″W / 38.9557°N 111.8219°W / 38.9557; -111.8219 (North Sevier High School)
NS Coalville Summit North Summit High School 40°54′30″N 111°23′08″W / 40.9083°N 111.3855°W / 40.9083; -111.3855 (North Summit High School)
PC Park City Summit 40°40′26″N 111°29′13″W / 40.6738°N 111.487°W / 40.6738; -111.487 (Park City)
P Parowan Iron 37°49′52″N 112°49′16″W / 37.8312°N 112.821°W / 37.8312; -112.821 (Parowan)
P Payson Utah Payson High School 40°01′30″N 111°42′59″W / 40.0249°N 111.7163°W / 40.0249; -111.7163 (Payson High School)
P Peterson Morgan 41°06′04″N 111°46′04″W / 41.1012°N 111.7678°W / 41.1012; -111.7678 (Peterson)
P Junction Piute Piute High School 38°14′34″N 112°14′42″W / 38.2427°N 112.245°W / 38.2427; -112.245 (Piute High School)
G Pleasant Grove Utah 40°22′24″N 111°42′04″W / 40.3734°N 111.7011°W / 40.3734; -111.7011 (Pleasant Grove)
R Richfield Sevier 38°45′41″N 112°06′43″W / 38.7614°N 112.1119°W / 38.7614; -112.1119 (Richfield)
S Shivwits Washington 37°11′01″N 113°45′12″W / 37.1836°N 113.7534°W / 37.1836; -113.7534 (Shivwits)
S Holladay Salt Lake Skyline High School (Utah) 40°41′35″N 111°47′03″W / 40.693°N 111.7842°W / 40.693; -111.7842 (Skyline High School)
SV Smithfield Cache Sky View High School 41°49′16″N 111°47′57″W / 41.821°N 111.7992°W / 41.821; -111.7992 (Sky View High School)
S Ephraim Sanpete Snow College 39°20′39″N 111°32′21″W / 39.3441°N 111.5391°W / 39.3441; -111.5391 (Snow College)
SS Monroe Sevier South Sevier High School 38°37′54″N 112°06′03″W / 38.6316°N 112.1007°W / 38.6316; -112.1007 (South Sevier High School)
SS Kamas Summit South Summit High School 40°38′51″N 111°16′08″W / 40.6475°N 111.2689°W / 40.6475; -111.2689 (South Summit High School)
S Sterling Sanpete 39°11′40″N 111°41′57″W / 39.1945°N 111.6993°W / 39.1945; -111.6993 (Sterling)
T Eureka Juab Tintic High School 39°57′03″N 112°06′26″W / 39.9509°N 112.1071°W / 39.9509; -112.1071 (Tintic High School)
T Tooele Tooele 40°31′30″N 112°14′54″W / 40.5249°N 112.2482°W / 40.5249; -112.2482 (Tooele)
T Tropic Garfield 37°37′16″N 112°04′55″W / 37.621°N 112.0819°W / 37.621; -112.0819 (Tropic)
U Uintah Weber 41°08′34″N 111°53′58″W / 41.1429°N 111.8995°W / 41.1429; -111.8995 (Uintah)
U Vernal Uintah Uintah High School 40°26′19″N 109°36′21″W / 40.4386°N 109.6057°W / 40.4386; -109.6057 (Uintah High School)
U Salt Lake City Salt Lake University of Utah 40°46′46″N 111°50′24″W / 40.7794°N 111.8399°W / 40.7794; -111.8399 (University of Utah)
V Orderville Kane Valley High School 37°16′53″N 112°38′14″W / 37.2813°N 112.6371°W / 37.2813; -112.6371 (Valley High School)
V Venice Sevier 38°48′10″N 111°58′21″W / 38.8029°N 111.9724°W / 38.8029; -111.9724 (Venice)
V Centerville Davis Viewmont High School 40°54′34″N 111°51′21″W / 40.9094°N 111.8557°W / 40.9094; -111.8557 (Viewmont High School)
W Wendover Tooele 40°44′43″N 114°01′47″W / 40.7454°N 114.0297°W / 40.7454; -114.0297 (Wendover)
W Montezuma Creek San Juan Whitehorse High School 37°16′17″N 109°18′21″W / 37.2713°N 109.3059°W / 37.2713; -109.3059 (Whitehorse High School)

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Corning, Evelyn (2007). Hillside Letters A to Z : A Guide to Hometown Landmarks. Missoula, Mont.: Mountain Press Publishing Company. 
  2. ^ Rocha, Guy (June 2004), "Hillside Letters: In Plain Sight But Not Intended for Planes", Sierra Sage 
  3. ^ Parsons, James J. (1988). "Hillside Letters in the Western United States". Landscape (Sante Fe, N.M.) 30 (1): 15–23. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 

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