Central, Utah is an unincorporated area in Southwestern Utah, located along the Dixie National Forest. While only home to less than 1,000 residents, the community features scenic views in the mountains located about 3,000 feet above the St. George metropolitan area.
Later than some of other towns and cities in Southern Utah, Central was founded in about 1910, become incorporated as a town later in 1935, but was disincorporated in the 1960s. However, the town still features a volunteer fire department and other amenities.
Central is known to many St. George area visitors as the annual starting place of the St. George Marathon. The town sits north of St. George and runners head south during their 26.2-mile long trek down into the city.
The town earned its name of Central because of its location immediately between the smaller cities of Veyo and Enterprise, Utah.