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Beaver City, in southwestern Utah, is located in one of the valleys of the vast “Basin and Range” country. The town was settled by Mormon pioneers on the banks of the Beaver River in February of 11856 and both the town and the river derived their names from the profusion of beaver that lived in the vicinity.

The local surroundings of Beaver are magnificent. There are mountains looming on all horizons, the lofty Tushar Range rising to over 12,000 feet to the east. The Tushars were once active volcanoes but are now tranquil, forested mountains. Several peaks tower above the timberline, and are either carpeted with low-growing wild flowers, or consist of barren scree slopes. It is also in these mountains that the Beaver River has its source. Beaver City is situated on an ancient alluvial fan, washed out from these mountains over the ages. The valley is broad, approximately thirteen miles wide, bounded on the west by the Mineral Mountains. These mountains are composed primarily of intrusive granite which is now exposed.

The valley’s vegetation is typical of lower elevation Basin and Range country: there is sagebrush, some cactus, juniper and pinon pine on the hillsides, with willows and cottonwood trees along the streams. The climate is considered desert or sub-humid, in that the evaporation of moisture is greater than the annual amount of precipitation. Beaver’s elevation is almost 6,000 feet, and this factor has played as important a role as the desert climate in shaping the town’s character

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Places in Beaver listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

  • John Ashworth House (110 S. 100 West)
  • John Ashworth House (155 S. 200 West)
  • James Atkin House (260 W. 300 North)
  • Atkins and Smith House (390 N. 400 West)
  • Caleb Baldwin House (195 S. 400 East)
  • William Barton House (295 N. 300 East)
  • Beaver City Library (55 W. Center St.)
  • Beaver County Courthouse (90 E. Center St.)
  • Beaver Opera House (55 E. Center St.)
  • Beaver Relief Society Meetinghouse (51 N. 100 East)
  • Edward Bird House (290 E. Center St.)
  • John Black House (595 N. 100 West)
  • Joseph Bohn House (355 S. 200 West)
  • Alexander Boyter House (590 N. 200 West)
  • James Boyter House (90 W. 200 North)
  • James Boyter Shop (50 W. 200 North)
  • George Albert Bradshaw House (265 N. 200 West)
  • William Burt House (503 E. Center St.)
  • Enoch E. Cowdell House (595 N. 400 West)
  • Silas Cox House (85 S. 400 East)
  • Alma Crosby House (115 E. 100 North)
  • Charles A. Dalten House (270 S. 100 West)
  • James Heber Dean House (390 W. 500 North)
  • Erickson House (290 N. 300 West)
  • Julia P.M. Farnsworth Barn (180 W. Center St. (rear) )
  • Julia Farnsworth House (180 W. Center St.)
  • Dr. George Fennemore House (90 S. 100 West)
  • James Fennemore House (195 N. 200 East)
  • Edward Fernley House (215 E. 200 North)
  • William Fernley House (1083 E. 200 North)
  • Fort Cameron (East of Beaver on State Route 153)
  • Caroline Fotheringham House (290 N. 600 East)
  • William Fotheringham House (190 W. 100 North)
  • David L. Frazer House (817 E. 200 North)
  • Thomas Frazer House (590 N. 300 West)
  • Henry C. Gale House (495 N. 100 East)
  • Henry C. Gale House (95 E. 500 North)
  • William Greenwood House (190 S. 100 West)
  • Duckworth Grimshaw House (95 N. 400 West)
  • John Grimshaw House (290 N. 200 East)
  • Louis W. Harris Flour Mill (915 E. 200 North)
  • Louis W. Harris House (55 E. 200 North)
  • Sarah Eliza Harris House (375 E. 200 North)
  • William and Eliza Hawkins House (95 E. 200 North)
  • House at 110 S. 3rd West (110 S. 300 West)
  • House at 325 S. Main St. (325 S. Riverside Ln.)
  • Joseph Huntington House (215 S. 200 West)
  • Samuel Jackson House (225 S. 200 East)
  • Jenner-Griffiths House (10 N. 300 East)
  • Thomas Jones House (635 N. 400 West)
  • John Ruphard Lee House (195 N. 100 West)
  • Lester Limb House (495 N. 400 West)
  • Low Hotel (95 N. Main St.)
  • Reinhard Maeser House (285 E. 200 North)
  • Mansfield, Murdock and Co. Store (1–11 N. Main St.)
  • Mathew McEvan House (205 N. 100 West)
  • Meeting Hall (1st North and 300 East)
  • William Morgan House (110 W. 600 North)
  • Andrew James Morris House (445 E. 100 North)
  • William Moyes, Jr. House (395 N. 100 West)
  • David Muir House (295 N. 300 West)
  • Almira Lott Murdock House (95 W. 100 North)
  • John Riggs and Mary Ellen Wolfenden Murdock House (90 W. 100 North)
  • Wilson G. Nowers House (195 E. 100 North)
  • Odd Fellows Hall (33-35 N. Main St.)
  • Frances A. Olcott House (590 E. 100 North)
  • Jessie Orwin House (390 W. 600 North)
  • David Powell House (115 N. 400 West)
  • Ephraim Orvel Puffer House (195 S. 200 East)
  • Sylvester H. Reeves House (90 N. 200 West)
  • James E. Robinson House (415 E. 400 North)
  • William Robinson House (State Route 153)
  • William Robinson House (300 West) (95 N. 300 West)
  • Ryan Ranch (42 BE 618) (Address Restricted)
  • School House (325 N. 200 West)
  • Dr. Warren Shepherd House (60 W. 100 North)
  • Harriet S. Shepherd House (190 N. 200 East)
  • Horace A. Skinner House (185 S. Main St.)
  • Ellen Smith House (395 N. 300 West)
  • Seth W. Smith House (190 N. 600 East)
  • William P. Smith House (190 E. Center St.)
  • Mitchell M. Stephens House (495 N. 200 East)
  • Robert W. Stoney House (305 W. 300 North)
  • Robert Stoney House (295 N. 400 West)
  • Structure at 490 E. 200 North (490 E. 200 North)
  • Henry M. Tanner House (400 North and 300 East)
  • Jake Tanner House (580 S. 200 West)
  • Sidney Tanner House (195 E. 200 North)
  • Joseph Tattersall House (195 N. 400 West)
  • Mary I. Thompson House (25 N. 400 East)
  • W.O. Thompson House (415 N. 400 West)
  • William Thompson House (160 E. Center St.)
  • William Thompson, Jr. House (10 W. 400 North)
  • Edward Tolton House (210 W. 400 North)
  • J.F. Tolton Grocery (25 N. Main St.)
  • Walter S. Tolton House (195 W. 500 North)
  • Ancil Twitchell House (100 S. 200 East)
  • Daniel Tyler House (310 N. Main St.)
  • Upper Beaver Hydroelectric Power Plant Historic District (State Route 153 10 miles east of Beaver)
  • US Post Office-Beaver Main (20 S. Main St.)
  • Charles Dennis White House (115 E. 400 North)
  • Maggie Gillies White House (1591 E. 200 North)
  • Samuel White House (315 N. 100 East)
  • William H. White House (510 N. 100 East)
  • Charles Willden House (190 E. 300 South (rear) )
  • Elliot Willden House (340 S. Riverside Ln.)
  • Feargus O’Connor Willden House (120 E. 100 South)
  • John Willden House (495 N. 200 West)
  • John Yardley House (210 S. 100 West)
  • Beaver High School (150 N. Main St.)
  • John Riggs and Mae Bain Murdock House (94 W. Center St.)
  • James Whitaker House (395 N. 300 East)