Modena, Utah

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Modena
Unincorporated community
Abandoned buildings in Modena
Abandoned buildings in Modena
Modena is located in Utah
Modena
Modena
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.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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]

Climate[edit]

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

Population[edit]

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]

References[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.