Bothwell, Utah

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Bothwell, Utah
Unincorporated community
Bothwell, Utah, and the Bear River Valley
Bothwell, Utah, and the Bear River Valley
Bothwell is located in Utah
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.


  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. Archived from the original on February 8, 2006. 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

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