on U-258 east of Central and south
of Richfield. The Harry Dalton and Joseph
Powell families settled there in the spring of 1871. Their first homes
were dugouts. There are two versions of the origin of the community's
name: (1)The name is derived from Ann S. Roberts and Isabella Dalton
who were two of the first women to settle in the area. (2)The name
was taken from a story whose heroine was named Annabella. The first
version is preferred. The town was previously named Omni Point because
it was on the point of the mountain two miles from Omni (Richfield).
Omni was a prominent individual in the Book of Mormon.
John W. Van