Eastern Mojave Vegetation Marysvale, Piute County, Utah.

Query: G.N.I.S.

Likely settled in 1863, abandoned because of difficulties with the nearby Indian population, and later reestablished. There are several theories for the origin of the name Marysvale: It was named for the Virgin Mary by a group of Catholic miners; Mormon Parley P Pratt named it Merryville when he passed through the area in 1849 because of the beautiful surroundings; Brigham Young named the settlement for his wife Mary; or, the settlement was named Merry Valley or Merry Vale when Brigham Young and his party stopped here and camped during visits to other settlements in Utah. The name eventually evolved into its present day form of Marysvale. (US-T131/1990/UT Place Names, p245-46) Description: Located along US Route 89 in northern Piute County, 24 km (15 mi) N of the community of Junction and 39 km (24 mi) SSW of Richfield.

Elevation: 5863ft, 1787m.

No collections made at this location.
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Date and time this article was prepared:10:46:27 AM, 12/29/2018.