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Box Elder County, Utah

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  • Beth Ford (1912 - 2000)
  • Willis Vaughan Pett (1926 - 1998)
    Willis V. "Pop" Pett of Craig, Colo, died at Valley View Manor, May 7, 1998. He was 71. Pett was born to William J. and Alice (Berg) Pett Dec. 4, 1926, in Brigham City, Utah. He spent his childhood in ...
  • Lorenzo Lee Pett (1922 - 2010)
    LORENZO PETT Lorenzo Lee Pett 3/29/1922 ~ 7/4/2010 Lorenzo Lee Pett was born on March 29, 1922 in Brigham City, Utah to Alice Berg and James W. Pett. The family moved to the Las Vegas area of Bard in 1...
  • Capt. Fern William "Bill" Pett (1916 - 1997)
  • Alice Pett (1899 - 1953)

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The county was created by the Utah Territory legislature on January 5, 1856, with territory partitioned from Weber County. Its boundaries were altered in 1862 by adjustments between counties, and in 1866 when all its area in the now-existent state of Nevada (which had gained territorial status in 1861, and statehood in 1864) was formally partitioned. The county boundaries were finally altered in 1880 by adjustments between Salt Lake and Weber counties. Its boundary has remained unchanged since 1880.

The California Trail followed Goose Creek from a point just north of the Idaho/Utah border southwest across northwestern Box Elder County to Little Goose Creek in northeastern Elko County, Nevada. The link-up of the first transcontinental railroad occurred at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869.

Agriculture has always played an important role in the economy of Box Elder County. About 40 percent of the county's land is used for farming or ranching. Common crops like hay, grain and alfalfa are still grown. Starting in 1901, many farmers planted sugar beets. Two sugar factories, one in Garland and the other in Brigham City, operated for many years, but they have closed now. Box Elder also has abundant fruit orchards and vegetable crops.

The famous Spiral Jetty was built on the north shore of the Great Salt Lake in Box Elder County in 1970.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

Bear River City | Blue Creek | Brigham City (County Seat) | Cedar Creek | Corinne | Deweyville | Elwood | Fielding | Garland | Golden | Hardup | Honeyville | Howell | Jackson | Kelton | Lucin | Mantua | Matlin | Perry | Plymouth | Portage | Riverside | Russian Settlement | South Willard | Snowville | Terrace | Thatcher | Tremonton | Washakie | Willard



Golden Spike National Historic Park

Caribou-Targhee National Forest (part)

Wasatch-Cache National Forest (part)

Sawtooth National Forest (part)

National Register of Historic Places

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