Mountain Home, Utah

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Mountain Home
Unincorporated community
Rock Creek Store Winter.JPG
Mountain Home is located in Utah
Mountain Home
Mountain Home
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 40°23′57″N 110°23′19″W / 40.39917°N 110.38861°W / 40.39917; -110.38861Coordinates: 40°23′57″N 110°23′19″W / 40.39917°N 110.38861°W / 40.39917; -110.38861
Country United States
State Utah
County Duchesne
Settled 1905
Elevation 7,005 ft (2,135 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84051
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1430527[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 415
1930 273 −34.2%
1940 326 19.4%
1950 326 0.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Mountain Home is an unincorporated community in central Duchesne County, Utah, United States, adjacent to the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation. It lies along local roads north of State Route 87, north of the city of Duchesne, the county seat of Duchesne County.[3] Its elevation is 7,005 feet (2,135 m).[1] Mountain Home was originally settled in 1905 as part of the Moon Lake Ward of the LDS Church.[4]

Mountain Home is situated in a fertile valley that is mainly used to raise range cattle. It is known as "The Gateway to the High Uintas".

Mountain Home's most notable old families include the Farnsworths, the Thaynes and the Miles. Its most notable attractions include the Rock Creek Store and Bed and Breakfast, as well as the 7-11 Ranch. The Rock Creek Store and Bed & Breakfast is the original building that contained the Moon Lake First Ward church. Mountain Home is also the birthplace of Evan Mecham, who served as Governor of Arizona.

Although Mountain Home is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84051.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mountain Home, Utah". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 103.
  4. ^ Utah State History Moon Lake Ward
  5. ^ Zip Code Lookup