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History & History-related items


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Draper is approximately 19,004 (1997), 42274 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,468 (1990), 11544 (2010).
The amount of land area in Draper is 78.399 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.016 sq kilometers.
The distance from Draper to Washington DC is 1916 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 23 miles. (as the crow flies)
Draper is positioned 40.49 degrees north of the equator and 111.86 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Draper elevation is 4,200-5,200 feet above sea level.
Draper median income is $ 56,400 (1995).
Draper average annual precipitation is 16.18 inches peryear.
Draper average annual snowfall is 64.5 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 40 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 64 degrees F.


25 minutes south from downtown Salt Lake City, in the southeast corner of the valley.
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History & History Related Items

Draper was first called South Willow Creek. Ebenezer Brown, Phoebe-his wife, and their five children are acknowledged as the first settlers of Draper in 1849. They farmed the land and raised cattle to sell to emigrants going to the gold fields in the far west. The name of their home was Draper Fort. When a post office was established there about 1854, the name was changed to Draperville Post Office, then to just Draperville later. The name was for William Draper, who was the first Presiding Elder of the Mormon Church at that time. The winter of 1855-56 found the settlers in Fort Draper and then in the spring, they left the safety of the Fort to build homes and irrigation systems, and further establish the community. The city was incorporated on 22 February 1978.
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The incorporation of Draper

22 February 1978

Draper City Government

City of Draper
12441 S. 900 E.
Draper, Utah 84020
Phone: 801-576-6500
FAX: 801-576-6511

The City of Draper has a Council-Mayor/City Manager form of government with a part-time Mayor and appointed City Manager and elected Council members.

Draper Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
12441 S 900 E
Draper, UT 84020-9792
Phone: 801-553-0928

Draper Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
12441 S 900 E
Draper, UT 84020-9792
Phone: 801-553-0928

Draper Libraries

Draper Library
12441 S 900 E
Draper, UT84020-9792
Phone: 801-944-7548

South Salt Lake Public Library
12441 S 900 E
Draper, UT 84020-9792
Phone: 801-943-4636

Draper Schools

Jordan School District
9361 South 300 East
Sandy, UT 84070-2998
Phone: (801) 567-8100
Fax: (801) 567-8078 fax Draper


The population of Draper was:
1989 - 4,620
1990 - 5,350
1991 - 5,754
1992 - 6,346
1993 - 7,309
1994 - 9,209
1995 - 11,640
1996 - 15,257
1997 - 19,004

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