Location in Sevier County and the state of Utah.
|Named for||Robert Wilson Glenn|
|• Total||0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)|
|• Land||0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||5,272 ft (1,607 m)|
|• Density||813.1/sq mi (313.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||1441332|
Glenwood was established in 1863 by Mormon pioneers. It was named for an early pioneer, Robert Wilson Glenn. The settlement's original name was Glencoe or Glen Cove, but was changed in November 1864 when Orson Hyde (an LDS Church leader) visited the settlement and recommended Glenwood. A stone fort was constructed in April 1866.
The Black Hawk War of 1867 between the settlers and the local Indians left Glenwood deserted for one year, but it was later resettled in 1868 after peace resumed.
Glenwood was an excellent site for a settlement, owing to fresh springs that naturally bubbled from the hills east of town. The springs still feed Glenwood's culinary water supply, and supply water for a State of Utah fish hatchery southeast of town. A gristmill was built in Glenwood that became the first of its kind in the county.
A ZCMI co-operative building was built on the intersection of Main and Center streets in 1878. For several years it was the largest building in the county. As families moved out of Glenwood, Isaac Washington Pierce Jr., a resident of Glenwood, bought out all shares in the store and ran the store as a privately owned business for many years.(). It still stands as the main historical landmark in town, although it is currently abandoned.
The Mill Canyon-Sage Flat Watershed Project located in the drainage above Glenwood is designed to reduce flood damage in the area. Completed in 1959, this was the first project constructed in the United States under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act. A major flood occurred during the final stages of completion, and local residents claimed the project paid for itself by controlling this one flood.
This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Glenwood has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.
|Source: U.S. Census Bureau|
As of the census of 2000, there were 437 people, 140 households, and 120 families residing in the town. The population density was 813.1 people per square mile (312.5/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 282.8 per square mile (108.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.40% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.
There were 140 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 82.9% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.6% were non-families. 13.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.12 and the average family size was 3.44.
In the town, the population was spread out with 30.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 18.8% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $45,192, and the median income for a family was $47,396. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,286 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,571. About 2.3% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Art Acord (1890-1931), an American silent film actor and rodeo champion known as the "Mormon Cowboy", born in Prattsville (small unincorporated community generally considered part of Glenwood, though not technically within the official city boundaries).
- Jacob Peter Anderson, a botanist who collected throughout Alaska from 1914 to 1940 while employed by the federal government. His collection of approximately 30,000 specimens is now housed in the University of Alaska Museum of the North. Mount Anderson (Alaska) is named for him. Born in Glenwood in 1874.
- Harvey Matusow, McCarthy era personality - town resident
- Ephraim P. Pectol, helped create the Capitol Reef National Park - born in Glenwood
- LeConte Stewart, a Mormon artist and former head of the Art Department at the University of Utah - born in Glenwood in 1891
- John Naisbitt, Author of Mindsets, Megatrends and other literary works remarked in the forward to Mindsets that he grew up in Glenwood, Utah
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Issac Washington Pierce Jr Families Histories, p19, compiled by Ruby Taylor Gourley
- http://www.water.utah.gov/planning/swp/sevier/swp_sr09.pdf found on page 9-2
- "Glenwood, Utah Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006. Retrieved November 18, 2011.
- "Population by Community and Census Precincts: From 1890 to 2000" (pdf). Historic Population Tables-Decennial Census. Utah Governor's Office of Planning & Budget. p. 2.
- "2004 annual rep 20050511.indd" (PDF).
- "Gadfly Online". www.gadflyonline.com.
- The Fathers of Capitol Reef National Park Archived September 6, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.
- Sorensen, Iva Lee; Bybee, Kay, eds. (1985), Founded on Faith: A History of Glenwood 1864-1984., Daughters of Utah Pioneers, OCLC 13796823
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Glenwood, Utah.|
- Quality water equals quality fish at the Glenwood Hatchery from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
- Report by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on the Pyrgulopsis Chamberlini, also known as the Smooth Glenwood Pyrg, a species of spring snail whose only known location is in the springs around Glenwood
- Report on the Pyrgulopsis Inopinana, also known as the Carinate Glenwood Pyrg, whose only known location is in the springs around Glenwood
- Glenwood Cooperative Store's entry on the National Register of Historic Places
- Glenwood Mill photos from 2006
- Glenwood Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Museum
- Glenwood summary
- Dam safety information from Utah Division of Water Rights