Axtell, Utah

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Unincorporated community
Axtell post office
Axtell post office
Axtell is located in Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 39°3′19″N 111°49′19″W / 39.05528°N 111.82194°W / 39.05528; -111.82194Coordinates: 39°3′19″N 111°49′19″W / 39.05528°N 111.82194°W / 39.05528; -111.82194
Country United States
State Utah
County Sanpete
Settled 1870
Founded by Lars Peter Fjeldsted
Named for Samuel Beach Axtell
Elevation[1] 5,151 ft (1,570 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84621
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1437493[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 266
1940 288 8.3%
1950 238 −17.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Axtell is an unincorporated community in Sanpete County, Utah, United States, on U.S. Route 89 between Gunnison and Salina. The town was settled in 1870 under the name of Willowcreek.[3] It was renamed for Utah's former territorial governor Samuel Beach Axtell in 1891.[4]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Axtell, Utah. Retrieved on May 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 17. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  4. ^ Antrei, Albert C.T.; Roberts, Allen D. (January 1999). A History of Sanpete County. Utah Centennial County History Series. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society. pp. 353–354. ISBN 0-913738-42-5.