Hurricane Real Estate
“HURRICANE? Are there really hurricanes in Utah?” Well no. This is Utah, not Florida. “How did the town get the name Hurricane?” Legend has it that one windy day in the 1860’s Mormon leader Erastus Snow had a whirlwind blow the top off a buggy he was driving. He reportedly said, “Well, that was a Hurricane. We’ll name this the Hurricane Hill.”
We do have some very windy days, especially during the winter, when there can be gusts over 50 miles per hour.
By the way, Hurricane is pronounced “Her-ah-kun” by the locals. Don’t want you to sound like a tourist. Read about Hurricane’s history at Utah’s Dixie History. To learn more about Utah State history visit the Utah State History website.
For a more intimate look at Hurricane’s history visit the Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park and Museum. You can take a walk to learn about the area’s historic buildings and get directions to the Hurricane Canal Trail. The Museum is located at 35 W State St. and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM.”
*Excerpt taken from City of Hurricane website.
You can find more information about the city of Hurricane as well as the ordinances and general plan information at: Hurricane City Website