Panguitch, Utah is located in Garfield County. The word Panguitch is a Paiute word that means big fish, not surprising since some of the largest rainbow trout can be found in the area. Panguitch lies in a valley between the Pausaugunt Plateau and the Markagunt Plateau and is known for its amazing scenery. The city was settled in 1864 by Mormon families moving from Parowan and Beaver. Because of the Black Hawk War, the church decided it was best to leave the area in 1865. In 1871, it was decided to try again, and new settlers arrived. They built a fort to live in until more homes could be made. They planted and harvested enough grain that they had to build a grist mill. They also constructed sawmills and shingle mills to process lumber from the forests, while local kilns transformed clay into bricks. Workers were paid in the bricks they processed so they could build their own homes. Some of those rose-colored brick homes can still be found in Panguitch. The town was incorporated in 1899. Today some 1,481 people call Panguitch home.
The Panguitch area has become part of an area known for tourism since the development of Bryce Canyon National Park. History lovers will be interested to know that the whole town of Panguitch was placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 2007. The town’s wild-west history is told in small museums, original architecture, and the amazing wilderness areas surrounding it. This small town hosts the annual Quilt Walk Festival, where many local quilters display hand-crafted and machine embroidered quilts. During the festival, performers re-enact the story of the Quilt Walk, where early settlers put quilts down to walk on during a snowstorm to return to their homes with food. Also, during the festival, pioneer food is a part of creative culinary offerings. Not far from Panguitch, the Canyon Country Complex holds sports tournaments, rodeos, horse races, and other events, furthering adding to the opportunities for Panguitch residents.
Panguitch real estate options include log homes, ranch style homes, cottages, craftsman inspired homes and condos. Listing prices for Panguitch properties fall in a relatively broad range determined by the home's square footage, age, and proximity to amenities. Although it isn’t a large town, it has a lot of great history to share, and some amazing scenery and outdoor events. These things, combined with the great amenities of nearby communities, make this a must-see destination for those searching for a new home in Panguitch. If you would like additional information regarding homes for sale in Panguitch, Utah, we would be happy to assist you. Please contact us today.