Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, eight miles from Capitol Reef National Park. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 171.
The town was established in the 1880s by Mormon settlers; 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.
Web Sites and Links
ChefMoz Dining Guide: TorreyDetailed restaurant listings with reviews submitted by the public, and links to outside reviews. Search by name, cuisine, rating or location.
Untraveled Road: TorreyVirtual walking tour of this rural community located at the edge of Capitol Reef National Park.