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Bloomington
Neighborhood
Country United States
State Utah
County Washington
City St. George
Settled 1870
Founded by William Carpenter
Elevation
2,523 ft (769 m)
Population
10,053
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (Mountain)
ZIP code
84790
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1437504

Bloomington is a community in southern Washington County, Utah, United States, which now forms the southwestern part of the city of St. George.

Access to Bloomington is achieved by Interstate 15's interchange with Brigham Road (Exit 4), Southern Parkway (SR-7) Exit 2, or by Tonaquint Drive on the north side of the "Bloomington Circle", a loop that encircles the "Bloomington Country Club" neighborhood.

Notable Events

In 2005 there was massive flooding in the Washington County area. The Man-O-War bridge usually remained opened; however, it was closed for a few hours at a time during the worst of the flooding. The community gathered together to sandbag and protect homes along the Virgin River. Although many were flooded, no houses were swept away as they were in the Green Valley area.

Man O War Bridge

The Man O War Bridge crosses the Virgin River and connects the "Bloomington Circle" to I-15 via Pioneer Road.

Bloomington Country Club

The Bloomington country club is a private, members golf course in Bloomington.

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bloomington has a semi-arid climate, abbreviated "BSk" on climate maps.

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