Elsinore, Utah - a town in Sevier County,USA


Elsinore, Utah is a town in Sevier County, Utah, United States. The population was 733 at the 2000 census.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 kmĀ²), all of it land.

The community was first settled in the spring of 1874 by James C. Jensen, Jens Iver Jensen, and others. The area was settled by Danish converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and named after Kronborg Castle, known as Elsinore in Hamlet. It was home to a Utah-Idaho Sugar Company factory for processing sugar beets into sugar from 1911 to 1929, but was closed due to a sugar beet blight.

On September 29 and October 1 1921, Elsinore was hit by a series of magnitude 6 earthquakes. Some buildings were damaged and residents were frightened from their homes, but no deaths were reported.

The town also has a small art gallery and gift shop to support area artists. One of the founding members, Sue Ann Staples Brady, named it for her great-great-grandfather, George Staples, whose work with Native American tribes was instrumental in its founding.

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