Molen, Utah

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Molen, Utah
Unincorporated community
Molen is located in Utah
Molen
Molen
Molen is located in the US
Molen
Molen
Location in Utah
Coordinates: 39°05′18″N 111°04′25″W / 39.08833°N 111.07361°W / 39.08833; -111.07361Coordinates: 39°05′18″N 111°04′25″W / 39.08833°N 111.07361°W / 39.08833; -111.07361
Country United States
State Utah
County Emery
Settled 1878
Named for Mike Molen
Elevation[1] 5,764 ft (1,757 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84523
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1437640[1]

Molen is an unincorporated community in Emery County, Utah, United States. Lying 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the city of Ferron, Molen has always been closely associated with Ferron. It was settled as an outgrowth of Ferron beginning about 1878 after Mike Molen brought his cattle and horses into Castle Valley and settled by Ferron Creek. Molen was previously named Lower Ferron.[2]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 134
1900 164 22.4%
1910 141 −14.0%
1920 129 −8.5%
1930 51 −60.5%
1940 94 84.3%
1950 50 −46.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Molen". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 254. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2011.