Deweyville Utah - a town in Box Elder County,USA


Deweyville Utah is a town in Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 332 at the 2010 census.】

United States. The population was 332 at the 2010 census.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 square kilometres), all of it land. Much of what the local population refers to as Deweyville is actually land outside the town boundaries, located in unincorporated Box Elder County. This includes the Cedar Ridge Subdivision, a 26-house development located 1.6 miles north of incorporated Deweyville.

The town is also known for its unique location adjacent to the Wasatch Range - the steepest mountain range in the country based on the height to base ratio. The Deweyville portion of the western slopes of the Wasatch are home to several notable geologic and natural destinations including: Gribble Arch, Lizzy's Landing, The Easter Caves, and The Cedar Trees. Chocolate Peak in northern Deweyville was the location of numerous winter hillclimb attempts in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

On March 14, 1864, the John C. Dewey family, Mormon pioneer immigrants from England, left Calls Fort, Utah, and settled at Empey Springs, an area originally settled by William Empey. Empey Springs became known as Dewey Springs. Other settlers soon moved to the area.

John C. Dewey directed many community activities, including the construction of a school house in 1869 and a Sunday school in 1872. The school house served as a community center where dances were commonly held. A post office was established in 1873, with John C. Dewey as the Postmaster. In 1877, a LDS Church Ward was organized, with John C. Dewey as Bishop.

Deweyville was a stop on the Utah Northern Railroad. The Oregon Short Line Railroad took over the Utah Northern Line in 1874 and converted the tracks to standard gauge. The town served as the main shipping point for the Bear River Valley until 1901. This, along with the construction of the Bothwell and Hammond Canals, contributed to significant business development. Saloons, a brewery, two boarding houses, a barber shop, and lumber, hardware, and merchandise businesses were opened.

On March 7, 1939, Deweyville was granted a municipal charter by the Box Elder County.

In 1941, a water system was installed. This was one of the last Public Works Administration projects completed in Utah.

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