Apple Valley is a good reminder that not all of Utah’s towns are products of pioneer settlement. Apple Valley, the newest town in Washington County, was incorporated in 2004. Development of the area only began in 1986, when Ted Gubler began to develop the area as a subdivision. The area developed slowly, largely serving as a bedroom community for nearby Hurricane and St. George.
There were attempts by some residents to push for the disincorporation of Apple Valley in 2007, but they were unsuccessful. Apple Valley is a young town, with a population of about 800, and much of its history is still being written.