Torrey, Utah


A view in Torrey, Utah
In downtown Torrey

Youngtown was established in the 1880's by Mormon pioneers. Supposedly the name was changed to Torrey in honor of a member of the Wyoming Legislature who proposed the creation of 3 volunteer cavalry regiments of cowboys and stockmen for action in the Spanish-American War. Jay L. Torrey was commissioned as Colonel of the 2nd Regiment but only the 1st Regiment, the famous "Rough Riders" saw action in that war.

The schoolhouse pictured (at bottom) below was completed in 1898. It was originally built as the meeting house for the local LDS ward but then became the schoolhouse, too. A few years later a sandstone meeting house/schoolhouse was built but the old log building was still in use by the Relief Society (the LDS women's organization), as a voting place and for meetings of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers up into the 1970's. In 1994, a grant from the Utah State Historical Society allowed the building to be moved onto a concrete foundation. As there are very few of these unaltered "initial phase" multiple-use religious/civic/educational structures left in Utah, this is a unique and significant addition to Utah's efforts to preserve the state's early pioneer heritage.

In downtown Torrey
Another view in downtown Torrey
Historic sandstone schoolhouse in Torrey, Utah
Historic sandstone schoolhouse in Torrey, Utah
Log schoolhouse
Historic log schoolhouse in Torrey
Fast Facts about Torrey, Utah
Torrey, Wayne County, UT 84775
Latitude: 38.3016°N
Longitude: 111.4199°W
Elevation: 6,837'

Education:
High School or Higher: 89.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 23.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 7.0%
Cost of Living Index for Torrey: 85.7
Median Resident Age: 43.4 Years

2015 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $34,000
Median Home Value: $165,000
Major Industries:
Educational Services, Construction, Lodging & Food Services, Agriculture, Miscellaneous Manufacturing, Mining, Publishing/Motion Picture/Sound Recording, Professional Services, Waste Management Services, Religious Organizations
Unemployed (March 2015): 5.0%
 
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population
182
Males
90
Females
92
Population by Age
Under 18
36
18 & over
146
20-24
6
25-34
8
35-49
38
50-64
58
65 & over
34
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino
18
Non Hispanic or Latino
164
Population by Race
White
165
African-American
0
Asian
0
Native American
0
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0
Other
13
Two or more
4
 
Wayne County Pages
Bottom photo courtesy of A.E. Crane, via Byways.org
Other photos courtesy of TheArmchairExplorer, CCA-by-SA 4.0 License