Terrace, Utah

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Terrace, Utah
Ghost town
Terrace is located in Utah
Terrace
Terrace
Location of Terrace in Utah
Coordinates: 41°30′13″N 113°31′01″W / 41.50361°N 113.51694°W / 41.50361; -113.51694Coordinates: 41°30′13″N 113°31′01″W / 41.50361°N 113.51694°W / 41.50361; -113.51694
Country United States
State Utah
County Box Elder
Founded 1869
Abandoned 1904
Elevation[1] 4,550 ft (1,387 m)
GNIS feature ID 1438027[1]

Terrace is a ghost town, located in the Great Salt Lake Desert in west-central Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The town was established in 1869 as a Central Pacific Railroad "division point" (operations base), on the route of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Terrace was dependent on the railroad throughout its history.

In 1904 the Southern Pacific Railroad, successor to the Central Pacific, completed the Lucin Cutoff across the Great Salt Lake. The new route bypassed Terrace, and the tracks through town became a little-used branchline. The railroad closed its facilities at Terrace, moving the division point to Montello, Nevada. The railroad line through Terrace was finally abandoned in 1942. Many of Terrace's houses and buildings were moved to Montello. The cemetery still remains with only three headstones, and only a pile of red bricks in next to the railroad. .

References[edit]

  • Carr, Stephen L. (1974). The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics. p. 12. 
  • Hall, Shawn (2002). Connecting The West: Historic Railroad Stops And Stage Stations In Elko County, Nevada. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press. pp. 74–76. ISBN 978-0-87417-499-1.