Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Kane County

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Kane County is located in the Colorado Plateau high desert. The eastern border of the county is the Colorado River and Lake Powell. The southern boundary is the state of Arizona.

The Anasazi lived here in prehistoric times. The Southern Paiutes lived here in historic times.

Several towns, including Kanab, were first settled in the 1860s, then abandoned. Kanab was resettled in 1870 at the request of Brigham Young. Until the 1920s, most of the county's residents were farmers or ranchers.

In the 1920s, the Parry brothers of Kanab developed lodging, food, and other services for film crews shooting cowboy movies in the area. By the 1930s Kanab was called Little Hollywood because so many movies were made there. Kanab also become a tourist center for visitors to Bryce Canyon, Zion and Grand Canyon National Parks.

Kanab is still a touristic center. Movies, not so much now.

Kane County is severely conservative. The last Democratic Party candidate for President of the United States to carry Kane County was Woodrow Wilson. In 1916.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Bowman-Chamberlain House14 East 100 SouthKanabNational1975001811Bowman-Chamberlain House
Hole-In-The-RockHole-in-the-Rock Road (4WD) at Lake PowellGlen Canyon National Recreation AreaNational1982004792Hole-In-The-Rock
Valley SchoolNorth 00 East West StreetOrdervilleNational1985000807Valley School
Mt. Carmel School and ChurchHighway 89 Between Muddy Creek Road and Stevens LaneMt. CarmelNational1987002061Mt. Carmel School and Church
Kanab Library600 South 100 EastKanabNational1995001067Kanab Library
Stewart-Woolley House106 West 100 NorthKanabNational2001000314Stewart-Woolley House
Johnson House54 South Main StreetKanabNational2001000315Johnson House
Rider-Pugh House17 West 100 SouthKanabNational2001000316Rider-Pugh House
Dixon House and StudioHighway 89 at Mile Marker 84Mt. CarmelNational2001001450Dixon House and Studio
Parry Lodge89 East Center StreetKanabNational2002001734Parry Lodge
Kanab Hotel and Cafe19 West Center StreetKanabNational2003000152Kanab Hotel and Cafe
Kanab (Union Pacific) Lodge86 South 200 WestKanabNational2003000153Kanab (Union Pacific) Lodge
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