Caineville, Utah

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Unincorporated community
Abandoned former church/schoolhouse
Abandoned former church/schoolhouse
Caineville is located in Utah
Caineville is located in the US
Location of Caineville in Utah
Coordinates: 38°19′59″N 111°01′08″W / 38.33306°N 111.01889°W / 38.33306; -111.01889Coordinates: 38°19′59″N 111°01′08″W / 38.33306°N 111.01889°W / 38.33306; -111.01889
Country United States
State Utah
County Wayne
Settled 1882
Founded by Elijah Cutler Behunin
Named for John Thomas Caine
Elevation[1] 4,600 ft (1,400 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84775
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1426269[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 131
1910 38 −71.0%
1920 67 76.3%
1930 71 6.0%
1940 68 −4.2%
1950 20 −70.6%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Caineville is an unincorporated community in Wayne County, Utah, United States. It is located on Utah State Route 24, east of Capitol Reef National Park and west of Hanksville. The town was named after John Thomas Caine.[3] It was founded by Elijah Cutler Behunin, whom the LDS Church sent there in 1882 to open the area for settlement.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Caineville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hunt, Charles B.; Averitt, Paul; Miller, Ralph L. (1953). "Geology and Geography of the Henry Mountains Region, Utah". Professional Paper (228). U.S. Geological Survey: 21. 
  4. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. pp. 61–62. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 

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