EskDale, Utah

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EskDale
Unincorporated community
View of EskDale from the east
View of EskDale from the east
EskDale is located in Utah
EskDale
EskDale
EskDale is located in the US
EskDale
EskDale
Location of EskDale in Utah
Coordinates: 39°06′26″N 113°57′09″W / 39.10722°N 113.95250°W / 39.10722; -113.95250Coordinates: 39°06′26″N 113°57′09″W / 39.10722°N 113.95250°W / 39.10722; -113.95250
Country United States
State Utah
County Millard
Founded 1955
Named for River Esk
Elevation[1] 4,984 ft (1,519 m)
GNIS feature ID 1427841[1]

Eskdale (sometimes written as EskDale) is a small unincorporated community farming commune in Millard County, Utah, located just east of the Nevada border. It is located in the southern part of Snake Valley, near the western flank of the Conger Range (part of the larger Confusion Range). It was founded in 1955 by Dr. M. L. Glendenning as a religious community of the House of Aaron. The name itself comes from the River Esk in Scotland.[2]

The town is home to EskDale High School, which serves the communities of Eskdale, Garrsion, Bubank, and Baker (Nevada), along with other locals in the Snake Valley area. Eskdale is also known for its dairy. In the 1990s and 2000s, Eskdale is facing rapid population growth in a rural area that appears to be the ideal place for urban retirees from California.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eskdale
  2. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 131. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 

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