Clarkston, Utah


The monument marking the grave of Martin Harris
The Martin Harris Monument in Clarkston

Clarkston was laid out, platted and founded in 1864 by Israel Justus Clark, an early settler in the area. Clark was the first Branch President of the LDS Church in Clarkston but when the Clarkston Ward was organized in 1867, William Rigby was the bishop.

Clarkston is most known as the town where Martin Harris lived the final years of his life. Martin Harris was one of the Three Witnesses, three men who signed a common statement that the plates from which the Book of Mormon were translated were presented to them by an angel... That statement was enclosed at the back in the first printing of the Book of Mormon but was moved to a prominent placement in the front of the book by the time of the second printing. As much as he later argued with Joseph Smith and soon left the church, he never recanted on that statement. Toward the end of his life he was rebaptized into the church and lived with friends in Clarkston. His grave site is now a Utah Historic Site.

Fast Facts about Clarkston, Utah

Clarkston, Cache County, UT 84305
Latitude: 41918889.°N
Longitude: 112.049444°W
Founded: 1864
Elevation: 4,884'

Education:
High School or Higher: 100%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 18.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 1.3%
Cost of Living Index for Clarkston: 83.8

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $68,700
Median Home Value: $154,100
Median Resident Age: 30.0 Years
Major Industries:
Manufacturing, Construction, Educational Services, Government, Agriculture, Utilities
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.2%
 

Population Demographics: 2010

Total Population
666
Males
353
Females
313
Population by Age
Under 18
225
18 & over
441
20-24
33
25-34
103
35-49
104
50-64
101
65 & over
85
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
15
Non Hispanic or Latino
651
Population by Race
White
656
African-American
0
Asian
1
Native American
0
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0
Other
3
Two or more
6
 
Map of the Cache County area

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