About This Place
Tabiona is a town in Duchesne County, Utah, United States. The population was 149 at the 2000 census.
Tabiona was named for a Ute chief, Chief Tabby-To-Kwanah. The nearby town of Hanna was named after the first postmaster, William P. Hanna. The town proper is located near the Duchesne River, though much of the Tabiona valley's population live in the rural areas within 5 or 6 miles of the town.
Because of its small population, Tabiona houses all 12 grades in the same building. Classrooms serve students from kindergarten through 12th grade, though grade school students attend classes in a separate wing of the school building. Tabiona High competes as a 1A school in athletics and the school mascot is the Tiger. The school colors are purple and white. Tabiona has a rich tradition in basketball. Both the boys' and girls' teams have enjoyed success under coaches Lee Gines and Doug Price respectively, winning region and state titles. Tabiona was crowned 1A champion in girls basketball in 2007 and won its most recent 1A titles in boys basketball in 1997 and 1999. Tabiona also competes in sports such as girls volleyball and baseball. Student numbers are too low to field teams in other popular sports such as football and soccer.