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     Toquerville is named after Chief Toquer, an early Paiute chief. The town is located about thirty miles south of Cedar City along Ash Creek. The town is located at an elevation of 3,394 feet.  The area has good water available from springs about a mile above town. The water from the springs is used for culinary and irrigation and is one reason why Toquerville has long been known for its fruit, grapes, alfalfa, and other agricultural pursuits. Toquerville was one of the earliest settlements in Washington County.
     Toquerville was first settled in the spring of 1858 when several families built log cabins near Chief Toquer's Paiute village along Ash Creek. In 1859 nineteen families were living in Toquerville and by 1864 the community had grown to forty-one families. According to the 2000 census the town today has a population of about 900 including descendants of the early town pioneers as well as many new residents.

Surnames:   A-J  K-Z


Toquerville Links:

- Utah History Encyclopedia
History of Toquerville, Utah -by Wesley P. Larson on
Old Toquerville Winery - picture and text from

Toquerville Genealogy Links:
Twitchell Links (Eighth Generation)
Frances Regula Naegle (1871)
John D. Lee/chapter 2 - Aggatha Ann Woolsey 1814-1866
John D. Lee/chapter16 - Mary Leah Groves 1836-1912
Newspaper Accounts for 1901 Southern Utah Earthquake

Our Toquerville Sites:

Toquerville Cemetery Listings: A-J  K-Z

The following links are to histories and stories sent to our website:
Arthur Herbert Olds - autobiography
Carl Theodore Olds
Charles Andrew Olds (1894-1985)  - autobiography
Dewey Glenn Olds
Elizabeth Uren Oulds Theobald (1829-1912)
George Thomas Olds
Gladys Sylvester Olds (1896 - 1960 ) autobiography  
*see also: As I Remember Mama a tribute to Gladys
Levi Emanuel Olds  (1885-1950)
Louie Olds Duffin  (1887-1941)
Melvin James Olds
Thomas Olds (1854-1924)
William Albert Olds - autobiography    
*see also Tribute to Uncle Will Olds

The following are some delightful short stories by Brenton Bauer
about himself (he's Junie), his family, and his grandparents,
Andy and Gladys Olds of Toquerville:

A Homemade Christmas  -  Summer Frolics  -  The Spelling Bee
Billy Boy  -  Oh! That Aching Tooth  -  Junie  -  Sugar

Note to all:

If you have histories of the Toquerville pioneers (on a website or that you would like to have published on the web), other genealogy help for this town, or know of related links please let me know.
--Cindy Alldredge

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