1959 a schoolhouse was completed to replace the two-room unit that had
housed eight grades since the early organization of the community. At
present high school students ride the bus to Bicknell.
has always been a hub for mining activity in the area. In 1889 J. C.
Summer and Jack Butler developed the Bromide mine in the Henry Mountains.
The Turner mine was discovered shortly thereafter; and mine operators
treated their ore at Crescent Creek. Today the economy of the area depends
heavily upon mining, agriculture, and tourists heading south to Lake
Powell. The 1990 census recorded a population of 129 in Hanksville.