Torrey Utah - a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County


Torrey Utah is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8 miles (13 km) from Capitol Reef National Park. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 182.

The town was established in the 1880s by Mormon settlers, and was initially known as Youngtown, after John Willard Young; it is generally held to be named after Jay L. Torrey from Pittsfield, Illinois. Torrey was a member of the Wyoming legislature, who, upon the advent of the Spanish–American War, achieved national attention by proposing the creation of what became three volunteer cavalry regiments, made up of cowboys and stockmen. Torrey was commissioned Colonel of the 2nd Regiment, the "Rocky Mountain Riders"; the 1st Regiment, the only regiment to see action, was better known as the Rough Riders.

Torrey is located at an elevation of 6,830 feet (2,080 m).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), none of which is covered with water.


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