Utah's Dixie

Utah's Dixie is a region in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Utah, encompassing the counties of Iron and Washington.

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A road goes through a sandstone arch in Dixie National Forest

The part of Utah known as Dixie is the southwestern corner of the state. It bears this incongruous name (more commonly associated with the South region of the United States, far to the southeast of Utah) because early settlers were successful in practicing some of the same agriculture as in the southeastern United States. Historically it has been sparsely populated, but the growing popularity of St. George as both a retirement community and a jumping-off point for outdoor recreation is increasing the population rapidly.

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