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So You Think You Know How St. George Got Its Name?… Time Line Of Events

Here is a time line of events referred to in the previous three part series.

Winter of 1848 George A. Smith is referred to as “Potato Saint” in Iowa

January 1851 George A. Smith, Apostle, with others settled Parowan

1851-56 George was elected “Chief Judge” and as legislator representing Iron County to the

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So You Think You Know How St. George Got Its Name? – Part 3

Issue 48.12

Part 3

The Event:

George A. Smith wrote of his only two children born to his wife Bathsheba: “My son and daughter were good singers; they made our home joyous with song and jest.” This son was his father’s namesake. He was named George A Smith Jr. From the father’s own […]

So You Think You Know How St. George Got Its Name? – Part 2

Issue 47.12

Part 2

However we do find a historical event that endeared George to the settling of St. George. The name of St. George was evidently chosen for the proposed city even before the families were called. Both Brigham Young and George A. Smith had previously visited the area and planned for […]

So You Think You Know How St. George Got Its Name?… Why The Naming Of St. George Is Not Recorded – Part 1

Issue 46.12

Part 1

The question is asked by nearly all citizens and visitors alike; “How did St. George get its name?”

This question has been posed and the answer given both by voice and in print. The city was named for George A. Smith, counselor to Brigham Young. However, the fact that […]