Caineville, Utah


Caineville, Utah
Abandoned former church/schoolhouse
Abandoned former church/schoolhouse
Caineville, Utah is located in Utah
Caineville, Utah
Caineville, Utah
Location of Caineville within the State of Utah
Caineville, Utah is located in the United States
Caineville, Utah
Caineville, Utah
Caineville, Utah (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°19′59″N 111°01′08″W / 38.33306°N 111.01889°W / 38.33306; -111.01889Coordinates: 38°19′59″N 111°01′08″W / 38.33306°N 111.01889°W / 38.33306; -111.01889
CountryUnited States
Founded byElijah Cutler Behunin
Named forJohn Thomas Caine
Elevation4,600 ft (1,400 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)435
GNIS feature ID1426269[1]

Caineville is an unincorporated community in central Wayne County, Utah, United States.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

The community is located east of Capitol Reef National Park and west of Hanksville, along the Fremont River and Utah State Route 24. The settlement was named after John Thomas Caine[3] and was founded by Elijah Cutler Behunin, whom the LDS Church sent there in 1882 to open the area for settlement.[4]

See also

Flag of Utah.svg Utah portal


  1. ^ a b c "Caineville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 8 February 2006. Retrieved 18 Nov 2011.
  3. ^ Hunt, Charles B.; Averitt, Paul; Miller, Ralph L. (1953). "Geology and Geography of the Henry Mountains Region, Utah". Professional Paper (228). United States Geological Survey: 21. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names: A Compilation. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. pp. 61–62. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. OCLC 797284427. Retrieved 9 Feb 2018.

External links

  • Travel site article on Caineville
  • Pictures of old Caineville houses