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Please add profiles for those who were born, lived or died in Weber County, Utah.

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The Weber Valley was visited by many trappers seeking beavers and muskrats along its streams. One of the first on record reached the area in 1824, traveling from Fort Bridger. He reported that the Bear River flowed into a salt bay. Peter Skene Ogden passed through in 1826, representing the Hudson's Bay Company. He traded in this area for several years, near present-day North Ogden. John C. Frémont explored the Weber Valley in 1843 and made maps of the area. The Fremont reports encouraged readers to seek their fortunes in the western frontier. Miles Goodyear was a fur trapper who constructed a way station on the Weber River in 1845. In 1847 he sold it to incoming Mormon pioneers. James Brown made the purchase and changed the name of the site to Brownsville (it was later changed to Ogden).

After the Mormon pioneers began filling out into the future state of Utah, the fledgling government (as of 1849 known as State of Deseret) began a system of government. On January 31, 1850, the legislature provided for the creation of six counties to generally cover the area, named in this order:

Weber (with Ogden as county seat)
Great Salt Lake
San Pete
Little Salt Lake

The county boundaries were better-defined by the 1852 Utah Territory legislature. The borders were adjusted by subsequents acts in 1855, in 1856, and in 1862. The creation of Nevada Territory in 1862 also administratively reduced the county's territory by a significant degree, since its 1852 description had it running to the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California. A final adjustment in 1880 concerning the various lands in the Great Salt Lake area brought the county's borders to their present configuration.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns, Townships & Communities

Eden | Farr West | Harrisville | Hooper | Huntsville | Liberty | Marriott-Slaterville | Nordic Valley | North Ogden | Ogden (County Seat) | Ogden Valley | Plain City | Pleasant View | Reese | Riverdale | Roy | South Ogden | Taylor | Uintah | Warren | Washington Terrace | Weber | West Haven | West Weber | Wolf Creek



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Cache National Forest (part)