Bothwell, Utah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bothwell, Utah
Unincorporated community
Bothwell, Utah, and the Bear River Valley
Bothwell, Utah, and the Bear River Valley
Bothwell is located in Utah
Bothwell
Bothwell
Location within the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°42′30″N 112°15′30″W / 41.70833°N 112.25833°W / 41.70833; -112.25833Coordinates: 41°42′30″N 112°15′30″W / 41.70833°N 112.25833°W / 41.70833; -112.25833
Country United States
State Utah
County Box Elder
Settled 1894
Incorporated 1937
Disincorporated 1967
Founded by William H. Rowe
Named for John R. Bothwell
Elevation [1] 4,331 ft (1,320 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
GNIS feature ID 1425891[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 282
1950 317 12.4%
1960 302 −4.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Bothwell is an unincorporated community in Box Elder County, Utah, United States.

Located on highway U-102, the community is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) west of Tremonton and 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of Thatcher.

Bothwell was founded as a farming community in 1894. It was originally named Rowville, after Mormon pioneer William H. Rowe.[3] It was renamed Bothwell in 1918, to honor the builders of the Bothwell Canal, a project that aided farming in the area by bringing irrigation water from the Bear River. John R. Bothwell was president of the waterworks at that time.[4]

Bothwell voted to incorporate as a town in 1937, in order to issue municipal bonds to develop the culinary water system. It was disincorporated sometime in the 1960s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bothwell, Utah. Retrieved on May 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press. p. 45. ISBN 0-87480-345-4. 
  4. ^ The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine