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Peoa is an unincorporated community in southwestern Summit County, Utah, United States, between Jordanelle and Rockport State Parks. It lies along State Route 32 south of the city of Coalville, the county seat of Summit County.[1] Its elevation is 6,191 feet (1,887 m), and it is located at 40°43′29″N 111°20′31″W / 40.72472°N 111.34194°W / 40.72472; -111.34194 (40.7246718, -111.3418577).[2] Although Peoa is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84061.[3] The old postmasters names are Carl and Neoma Isakson. Both have died.

Peoa was first settled in 1857 by William W. Phelps and others.

Interesting facts

A large number of mink farms are present in Peoa. The mink industry is the primary source of income for the citizens of Peoa who do not commute to either Salt Lake City or Park City to work. A comparison of data from the 2000 census with the known number of mink farms indicates the high probability that mink outnumber humans by at least 2 to 1. The mink farms also serve as a source of tension between the Summit County sheriff's department and animal rights activist groups. Air pollution from mink farming continues to be a troublesome source of environmental pollution.

Peoa has basically two roads, one of which is called "Wooden Shoe Road." The name was given to that road because of an old shop that at one point sold wooden shoes. The other road is SR-32.

References

  1. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 102.
  2. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-12-31. Accessed 2008-04-12.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup

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