Linwood

Name:

Linwood

County:

Daggett

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

40°59’41″N 109°38’46″W

Elevation:

6,043 ft (1,842 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Linwood was a small, unincorporated village in north-central Daggett County, Utah, United States, near the Wyoming state line. The town, located along Henrys Fork of the Green River about 5 miles east of the county seat of Manila, was first settled in the 1890s. The nearby bottomland was used for irrigated agriculture, and sheep ranches operated in the more arid lands to the north.

Remains:

A United States post office operated at Linwood from 1903 to 1958.

Established:

1890s

Disestablished:

1950s

Current Status:

The town of Linwood was in decline by the 1920s, due to farm consolidation and road improvements, which made larger communities more easily accessible to local residents. In the late 1950s the Linwood area was purchased by the federal government as part of its land acquisition for the Flaming Gorge Reservoir project. The remaining buildings in Linwood were razed or moved, and the townsite is now inundated; no trace of the former community remains.

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