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Torrey

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Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of 182.The town was established in the 1880s by Mormon settlers, and was initially known as Youngtown, after John Willard Young; it is generally held to be named after Jay L. Torrey from Pittsfield, Illinois. Torrey was a member of the Wyoming legislature, who, upon the advent of the Spanish–American War, achieved national attention by proposing the creation of what became three volunteer cavalry regiments, made up of cowboys and stockmen. Torrey was commissioned Colonel of the 2nd Regiment, the "Rocky Mountain Riders"; the 1st Regiment, the only regiment to see action, was better known as the Rough Riders.GeographyTorrey is located at an elevation of.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3sqkm, none of which is covered with water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 171 people, 73 households, and 50 families residing in the town. The population density was 433.3 people per square mile (169.3/km²). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 278.7 per square mile (108.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.42% White and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.34% of the population.
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