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History of Enoch, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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The Cedar City Co-op and Livestock Company was formed, and after several years, distributed the cattle to their stockholders and sold the brand. The Co-op kept the ranch and leased it until 1898. At this time, Cedar city had just completed the first building for the Branch Normal School (known today as Southern Utah University). The "Old Main" building was completed, but no funds were left to install a heating plant. The state would not accept it, or approve it, as an institute of higher learning without the heating facilities. The people had donated money to build the edifice until they were hard pressed, and so, in seeking a way to get the money to put in the heating plant, the stockholders of Enoch sold the ranch and donated the money for the completion of the building, thus ensuring the acceptance of the school by the state.

The community continued the proud pioneer tradition of cattle ranching, farming, and raising fine progressive families. On January 10, 1966, Enoch was approved by the Iron County Commissioners as an incorporated town. Two meetings were held before the action was taken. A petition was drawn up and signed by a majority. One hundred people had to live in the area to qualify, and Enoch qualified with 102. The community was formed to protect their water supply.

Estella Jones Grimshaw


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