Parowan History Page

Parowan History Page


A small excerpt of history of the Southern Utah town of Parowan, Iron County. Included is some of my ancestors who helped in the early settlement of this town and region. Included is a documentary link of the video.

Center Creek, Southern Expidition of Iron County

  • Utah

From exploration reports of Parley P. Pratt, Brigham Young sent George A. Smith with about 120 men, 31 women, and 18 children as settlers from Salt Lake to settle Iron county, what they called The Little Salt Lake. This is known as the Iron Mission. Part of its purpose was to produce much-needed iron implements for the pioneer state.

The individuals chosen to go were those who possessed a wide variety trades necessary to sustain settlement of this region.

The Following documentary shows the stories of a few of the settlers and a portion of some interesting facts relating to the settlement.

Parowan Documentary

Some story pages on some of these early settlers of Parowan

Francis and Clarissa Whitney

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