Ticaboo, Utah

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Ticaboo
Unincorporated community
LDS chapel in Ticaboo
LDS chapel in Ticaboo
Ticaboo is located in Utah
Ticaboo
Ticaboo
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°40′30″N 110°41′48″W / 37.67500°N 110.69667°W / 37.67500; -110.69667Coordinates: 37°40′30″N 110°41′48″W / 37.67500°N 110.69667°W / 37.67500; -110.69667
Country United States
State Utah
County Garfield
Founded 1977
Founded by A. Roy May
Government
 • Manager Lamiya Morrill
Elevation 4,265 ft (1,300 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84533
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1434980[1]

Ticaboo is an unincorporated community in far southeastern Garfield County, Utah, United States. It lies along State Route 276 more than 90 miles (140 km) by air east of the city of Panguitch, the county seat of Garfield County.[2] Its elevation is 4,265 feet (1,300 m).[1] Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84533.[3] Ticaboo gets its name from Ticaboo Creek, which was named by Cass Hite in the 1880s, for a Paiute word meaning "friendly".[4]

History[edit]

The Ticaboo townsite is a master-planned community that was organized in the late 1970s to both provide housing to the then booming uranium mining industry in southeastern Garfield County, as well as tap into the tourism potential of nearby Lake Powell. The Ticaboo Resort was developed to provide accommodations to guests visiting the remote area as well as to encourage the development of a tourism base outside of Bullfrog in the northern Lake Powell area. [5]

The first inhabitants of Ticaboo were Kayenta Anasazi. In October 1981, the Division of Utah State History conducted an excavation of a small settlement known as the Ticaboo Town Ruins, located directly west of the town of Ticaboo. [6]

Trail of the Ancients[edit]

Ticaboo is located on Highway 276, which is a part of the Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Ticaboo, Utah at Wikimedia Commons

  • Ticaboo at Garfield County Office of Tourism