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The Cities and communities of Tooele County, Utah*



Clover

Dugway

Erda

Faust

Grantsville

Ibapah

Lake Point, Lofgreen

Ophir

Pine Canyon

Rush Valley

Skull Valley, Stansbury Park, Stockton

Terra, Tooele (County Seat)

Vernon

Wendover

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Government

Official Tooele County page

Tooele County Courthouse
47 South Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074-2131
Phone: 435-882-9100
County Clerk: 435-882-9140
FAX: 435-882-7317

The county seat is Tooele

City of Grantsville

City of Tooele

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Population:

1980 - 26,033
1990 - 26,601
1995 - 29,263
1998 - 29,558
2000 - 40,735
2005 - 51,311

Housing Units:
2000 - 13,812

Density
2000 - 6 persons per square mile

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Location:

Tooele County is located in northwestern Utah, west of Salt Lake City on the western slope of the Oquirrh Mountains

Neighboring counties:
North - Box Elder County
Northeast - Weber County
East - Davis County, Salt Lake County and Utah County
South - Juab County
Southwest - White Pine County, Nevada
West - Elko County, Nevada

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Climate:

Tooele County tends to be drier than most of the nearby areas.

Try this current weather page for the county

Average Annual Precipitation: 18.76 inches
Average summer high temperature: 91 degrees
Average winter low temperature: 24 degrees

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median household income:
2000 - $45,773
2005 - $47,983

Per Capita income:
2000 - $16,321

Median house value:
2005 - $149,847

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History:

Tooele County history page

Other history pages for Tooele City and County
Here is a history page for Tooele's early years.
Here is another history page for Tooele and the area.
Also try this history page from the city.
Tooele History

How was the county named?
Two possibilities - A Spanish word of Aztec origins which means bulrush, a marsh plant or from tu-wade, which is a Goshute Indian word which means bear.

Created in January, 1850 or 52 as one of the six original Utah counties, Tooele County has had numerous boundary changes until maintaining its present dimension. Some of the county was originally as far as portions of the state of Nevada. The spelling of the original county was Tuilla rather than Tooele. Before settlements were established in the area in 1849 near the mouth of Settlement Canyon, ranchers herded their livestock here. James Clyman and three others were the first white men to come into what is now Tooele County. Once the settlers moved in saw and gristmills were built, commodities were manufactured, including salt, charcoal, lime, adobes and woolen products, and larger, more organized cattle and sheep herds were established. The most important crops in the area were hay and grain, most likely to help feed the growing herds of livestock. By the 1860's, though, and through World War II, mining and smelting were the main items contributing to the growth of Tooele County.

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Geography:

Most of the county is basin and range country with nearly all towns in a broad valley between the Oquirrh Mountains on the east and the Onaqui and Stansbury Mountains. The Great Salt Lake Desert is in most of the western county. The Deep Creek Mountains are the exception in the southwest corner. It is the second largest county in the state.

Total size: 7,287 square miles
Total land area: 6,930 square miles
Total water area: 357 square miles

Elevation: 4,820 feet above sea level

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Genealogy:

Tooele County US GenWeb project genealogy page.

Kindred Trails Genealogy page for Tooele County

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Libraries:

Tooele City Public Library
128 W. Vine St
Tooele, UT 84074
Phone: 435-882-2182

Tooele County Bookmobile Library

Grantsville City Hall
429 E. Main Grantsville, UT 84029

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Schools:

Tooele School District
66 W. Vine
Tooele, Utah 84074-2035
Phone: 435-833-1900

Utah State University - Tooele Campus

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Economy:

Communications, defense, services trade, transportation

Major employers include the Department of Defense, the Tooele County School District, Tooele Valley Regional Medical Center, other government agencies, Dugway Proving Ground and various retail outlets.

The Economic Development Corporation of Utah
201 South Main Street, Suite 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone (801) 328-8824
Fax (801) 531-1460

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Organizations & Groups

Tooele County Travel Council
County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
P.O. Box 460
86 South Main
Tooele, UT 84074
Phone: 435-882-0690
Toll-free: 800-378-0690
Fax: 435-883-0946


 

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Attractions & Other Information

Tooele County Fair
Held each summer during July and August

Historical Attractions in the County

Among the County attractins are the Bonneville Speedway, Deseret Peak Wilderness Area, Ophir Town Hall, Grantsville First Ward, Old Pony Express and Stage Route, Iosepa Cemetery, Tooele County Museum, Great Salt Lake.

Tooele County online - information about Tooele County and the area.

Bonneville Salt Flats


Tooele Valley Railroad Museum
35 N Broadway St
Tooele, UT 84074-2362
Phone: 435-882-2836


Benson Grist Mill
325 State Rd 138
Stansbury Park, UT 84074
Phone: (435)882-7678

Tooele County Arts Festival
47 S Main St, Tooele
Phone: (435) 882-8282

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