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


Pintura (Washington) is on Ash Creek and I-15 between Cedar City and St. George. It was settled in 1858, then abandoned because of a lack of water, then resettled a second time. It was first named Ashton because it was located on Ash Creek. In 1863 it was renamed Bellvue (Bellview) by Jacob Gates and James Sylvester because the landscape resembled the shape of a bell and the view was superb. In 1925, at the suggestion of Andy Gregerson, the name was changed to Pintura, a Spanish word meaning "painting," in reference to the nearby brightly colored hills.

John W. Van Cott

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