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About Virgin

The town of Virgin lies on the north bank of the Virgin River, in a narrow valley cut by the river through the red rocks of southern Utah. Irrigation water from the river feeds an abundance of cottonwood and willow trees and also supplies irrigation for green fields along the river bottoms. Above the town on both sides of the river, the angular shapes of red-rock mesas rise against the sky, topped by occasional pinnacles of rock.

A tremendous influx of population into the Washington County area has also affected this small town, which traditionally has been a farming community. It was settled by Mormon Pioneers. The proximity of Zion National Park helps to fuel some of the town's growth.

Utah Highway 9 passes east-west through the town. La Verkin and St. George lie to the west, and Zion to the east. Kolob Road and Mesa Road provide access to the mountains on the north, including portions of the national park. Virgin's population was 394, as of 2000.

Street Index

150 West Street
375 North Street
425 North Street
700 West Street
a road
Ernest Way
Jepson Street
Kolob Road
Main Street
Matthews Lane
Mesa Road
Mill Street
North Street
Park Avenue
Sheep Bridge Road
State Highway 9
Water Street
West Street
Zion River Resort

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