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Washington is part of the St. George Metropolitan Area, also known as Utah’s Dixie because the Mormon pioneers that settled the St. George area came to the area to raise cotton, which was milled at the cotton mill in Washington. The population was 8,186 at the 2000 census, and 18,761 as of the 2010 Census. The city administration has tried to encourage the use of the name “Washington City” in recent years , relying on old pioneer documents from the 19th Century that use that term, but many cities haphazardly added “City” to early documents when it was never intended that the cities involved use “City” as part of their names. The U.S. Post Office lists “Washington, UT 84780.”

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