Modena, Utah

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Unincorporated community
Abandoned buildings in Modena
Abandoned buildings in Modena
Modena is located in Utah
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 37°47′56″N 113°55′27″W / 37.79889°N 113.92417°W / 37.79889; -113.92417Coordinates: 37°47′56″N 113°55′27″W / 37.79889°N 113.92417°W / 37.79889; -113.92417
Country United States
State Utah
County Iron
Named for Modena, Italy
Elevation 5,476 ft (1,669 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84753
GNIS feature ID 1430394[1]

Modena is an unincorporated community in far western Iron County, near the Nevada border in southwestern Utah.


The settlement lies along State Route 56 west of the city of Parowan, the county seat of Iron County.[2] Its elevation is 5,476 feet (1,669 m).[1]

Although Modena is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84753.[3]

The Righteous Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a polygamous Fundamentalist Mormon sect, is based near Modena.


The settlement was established as a railroad town in 1899 by the Utah and Nevada Railway. By 1905 it was on the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad route between Salt Lake City and Southern California.[4]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Modena has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 49
1920 129 163.3%
1930 131 1.6%
1940 175 33.6%
1950 130 −25.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Modena, Utah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-04-12. 
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 102.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  4. ^ History of Modena, Utah
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Modena, Utah
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 7, 2011.