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Heber began as a lumber town, but soon outdoor enthusiasts found this an ideal spot. Today Heber's population is 3,600, which is a combination of both the towns of Heber and Overgaard. The town sits at an elevation of 6,000 feet. The climate is cool all year with a winter low Temperature of 14 degrees and a summer high Temperature of 84 degrees. Heber is a great place to take a moment and enjoy the scenery.
Although, this town is small, you will discover several places you will want to visit. The Tall timebers Heber/Overgaard Park is great place to enjoy lots of outdoor fun. The park offers racquetball, softball, basketball, volleyball and horseshoes. A large pavilion is the perfect place to hold a big picnic. The park is just south of Overgaard on State Highway 260. Canyon Creek Fish Hatchery is located several miles west of town on State Highway 260.
The hatchery offers a self-guided tour. You will learn a lot about the varieties of fish found in the nearby lakes. The Pine Meadows Country Club is located in Overgaard. The club offers a restaurant, driving range, practice green and tennis courts. It is wonderful place to enjoy a round and take in nature.
During the period of 1876 through 1877, the Mormon migration was taking place. Many groups headed to the Little Colorado River area. One group built their community along the river's banks. This proved to be disastrous. They found that the Little Colorado River was too difficult to control.
Eventually, they had to move. James E. Shelley and Sanford Porter Jr. discovered the area that is now Heber in 1883. This new home location had a steady water source, which would make life much easier.
The town was named after Heber C. Kimball. Kimball was a chief justice of the state of Deseret, which eventually became Utah. He was also a leader in the Mormon Church.
Heber's first post office was established in 1890.