Lapoint, Utah

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Lapoint, Utah
Unincorporated community
Lapoint is located in Utah
Location of Lapoint within the State of Utah
Lapoint is located in the US
Lapoint (the US)
Coordinates: 40°24′14″N 109°47′37″W / 40.40389°N 109.79361°W / 40.40389; -109.79361Coordinates: 40°24′14″N 109°47′37″W / 40.40389°N 109.79361°W / 40.40389; -109.79361
Country United States
State Utah
County Uintah
Named for Southward "point" of the Uinta Mountains
Elevation 5,568 ft (1,697 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84039
GNIS feature ID 1429476[1]

Lapoint is an unincorporated community in western Uintah County, Utah, United States.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 579
1940 646 11.6%
1950 496 −23.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

The community lies along State Route 121, just inside the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation, and west of the city of Vernal (the county seat of Uintah County}.[3] Deep Creek, a tributary of the Uinta River flow southwest through Lapoint.[4] The community's elevation is 5,568 feet (1,697 m).[1] Although Lapoint is unincorporated, it has a post office,[5] with the ZIP code of 84039.[6][7]

Originally named Taft in honor of William Howard Taft, its name was changed to Lapoint since it lies on a southward-jutting spur or "point" of the Uinta Mountains.[8][4]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lapoint has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[9]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Lane Frost (1963-1989), world champion professional rodeo bull rider, hall of fame inductee.

See also[edit]

Flag of Utah.svg Utah portal


  1. ^ a b c "Lapoint". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 8 Feb 2006. Retrieved 4 Nov 2011. 
  3. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 103.
  4. ^ a b "MyTopo Maps - Lapoint, UT, USA" (Map). Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Retrieved 11 Feb 2018. 
  5. ^ "Find Locations: Lapoint". United States Postal Service. Retrieved 11 Feb 2018. 
  6. ^ "Look Up a ZIP Code: Default City Name in ZIP Code 84039". United States Postal Service. Retrieved 11 Feb 2018. 
  7. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  8. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names: A Compilation. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. OCLC 797284427. 
  9. ^ Climate Summary for Lapoint, Utah

External links[edit]

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