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Chicken Creek is a ghost town in Juab County, Utah.

History

Two families from Nephi established a ranch on Chicken Creek, in 1860. It was located 14 miles south of Nephi along the Mormon Road. By 1864 it had grown into a settlement called Chicken Creek and had acquired its own post office. In 1868, the town of Levan was established upstream 3 miles northeast of Chicken Creek. By 1871, Levan's success as a farming community led to Chicken Creek gradually being abandoned. Its post office was closed in 1876; only a few ruins of foundations and fireplaces remained.

Coordinates: 39°32′19″N 111°54′45″W / 39.53861°N 111.9125°W / 39.53861; -111.9125

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