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Ghost Towns

  • Alta — living ghost town, currently a ski resort.
  • Bingham or Bingham Canyon — southwest part of county, covered by Kennecott's Bingham Copper Mine tailings.
  • Copperfield or Upper Bingham — southwest part of county, covered by Kennecott's Bingham Copper Mine tailings.
  • Highland Boy — west part of county.
  • Lark — southwest part of county, covered starting in 1977 by Kennecott's Bingham Copper Mine tailings.
  • Telegraph (1873-1948) — southwest part of county.
  • U.S. (United States Smelting & Refinings Company) — southwest part of county.

Major Communities

  • Avenues — Northeast of downtown area.
  • Capitol Hill — Area surrounding the state capitol builing.
  • Belmont Heights
  • Big Cottonwood
  • Brighton
  • Camp Williams
  • Copperton
  • Cottonwood
  • Crescent
  • Cushing
  • Emigration Canyon
  • Federal Heights — Area east of the Avenues.
  • Fort Douglas
  • Glendale
  • Granite
  • Hunter
  • Kearns
  • Little Cottonwood
  • Magna
  • Millcreek
  • Olympus Cove
  • Pleasant Green
  • Rose Park — Located between 600 and 1700 North and 900 West and Redwood Road (1700 West). Established as a community after World War II.
  • Sherwood Park
  • Snowbird
  • Solitude
  • Sugarhouse
  • Union
  • White City
  • Granger — incorporated into West Valley City
  • Jordan — divided between incorpoation of South Jordan and West Jordan

Bingham Canyon Communities

These comminutes became part of the Bingham Copper Mine or its tailings.
  • Old Jordan
  • Silver Shield
  • Niagara
  • Telegraph
  • Terrace Heights
  • Copperfield
  • Commercial
  • Greek Camp
  • Japanese Camp
  • Dinkeyville
  • Boston Con
  • Frisco
  • Highland Boy
  • Yampa
  • Phoenix
  • Apex
  • Carr Fork
  • Copper Heights
  • Bingham
  • Markham Gulch
  • Heaston Heights
  • Freeman Gulch
  • Winamuck
  • Verona Gulch
  • Frog Town
  • Leadmine
  • Copperton
  • Smelter Camp
  • Garfield
  • Arthur Row
  • New Town
  • Rag Town
  • Snake Town
  • Magna
  • Bacchus
Utah, Salt Lake, ...
    Alta, Bacchus, Big Cottonwood, Bingham Canyon, Bluffdale, Brighton, Butlerville, Copperfield, Copperton, Cottonwood, Draper, Eldorado, Garfield, Granger, Granite, Herriman, Holladay, Hunter, Kearns, Lark, Little Cottonwood, Magna, Midvale, Murray, Riverton, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, Sugar House, Taylorsville, Union, Union Fort, West Jordan, West Valley City

    SOURCE: FHL Catalog
Map of layout of Wards in 1853.

Other Geographical References

Land Features

Ensign Peak ( ft), Parley's Canyon, Parley's Summit, City Creek Canyon, Emigration Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Lamb's Canyon, Mount Olympus (9,026 ft), Twin Peaks (11,330 ft), Bells Canyon, Lone Peak (11,253 ft), Wasatch Mountain Range, Oquirrh Mountain Range ("O'kur"), Traverse Mountains, Point of the Mountain, South Mountain (6,829 ft), Rose Canyon, Butterfield Peaks (9,370 ft), Clipper Peak (9,207 ft), Markham Peak, Nelson Peak (9,359 ft), Harkers Canyon, Coon Peak (9,054 ft), Coon Canyon,

Water Features

Great Salt Lake, Jordan River, City Creek, Mill Creek, Mountain Dell Reservoir, Dog Lake, Lake Blanche, Red Pine Lake, Hogum Fork, Butterfield Creek, Barnes Creek, Lee Creek, Goggin Drain Canal.

Recreational Areas

Saltair, Solitude Ski Resort, Alta Ski Resort, Brighton Ski Resort, Snowbird Ski Resort, Pioneer Trail State Park,

National / State Parks

Wasatch National Forest, Pioneer Trail State Park.

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