History of Castleton, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names. (Links Added)


Castleton (Grand) is a small community in Castle Valley east of Moab. In earlier days it was occupied by miners and sheepherders who mined and grazed their flocks on the nearby La Sal Mountains. It was also a focal point and supply center for the entire region. By 1879 there were cabins along Castle Creek and the population eventually peaked in 1895. As the nearby mines were depleted, the community was abandoned. Today small ranches, homesites, and recreational facilities are growing in the area.

John W. Van Cott

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