miles to the northwest of town are the Pine Valley Mountains. On the
east slope were shingle- and sawmills operated by Nathan C. Tenny, Thomas
Forsythe, and Appleton M. Harmon. Timber and shingles from the mills
supplied a great portion of Washington County. Using his timber supply,
Harmon contracted with Brigham Young to build the Washington Cotton
Highway 17 runs through the center of town. Over this road millions
of tourists have passed on their way to Zion
National Park, Grand Canyon, and Lake
Powell. Toquerville is the gateway to eastern Washington County
and the adjacent national
parks and recreation areas.
has grown steadily over the last ten years, with a population now exceeding seven hundred citizens. In anticipation
of continued growth, the town board has annexed five and one-half sections
of land on its northern boundary, including Anderson Junction.