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


Elsinore (Sevier) is on US-89 and the Sevier River, six miles south of Richfield. The Community was first settled in the spring of 1874 by James C. Jensen, Jens Iver Jensen, and others. The town was given its official name at the suggestion of Mormon Stake President Joseph A. Young because the site reminded him of Elsinore, Denmark, where he had visited. The town had an earlier name of Little Denmark because many of the early settlers were immigrants of that country.

John W. Van Cott

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