What was first called "The City of the Little Salt Lake" was renamed Parowan, a Native American name meaning "evil water." As southern Utah's Mother Town, Parowan would become the seat of Iron County
in south central Utah. It is found on Hwy 143 just off I-15 near Iron Mission State Park
and Little Salt Lake. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 2,053, an increase of 180 since 1990.