Copperton, Utah

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The tower for KDYL 1060 AM located near Copperton, Utah.

Copperton is a CDP and township in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States,[1] located at the mouth of Bingham Canyon, about 17 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The township boundaries (designated by the county) include a greater area than that of the CDP (designated by the U.S. Census), extending to the county line on the west.

History[edit]

Copperton was established in 1926, by the Utah Copper Company as a residential area and "model city" for its employees. It emerged as a "showplace for company-subsidized family life." Construction of housing ended in the 1930s and company furnished housing ended in 1955. After that a private real estate developer managed the homes for employees.[2]

As of the 2010 Census, Copperton has a population of 826. Copperton is the only mining town remaining for the Bingham Canyon Mine after Lark was torn down in 1980. Currently, only a handful of residents work for the mine. The town’s history is directly linked to the mine.

Climate[edit]

Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Copperton, Utah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Charles Caldwell Hawley (2014). A Kennecott Story. The University of Utah Press. p. 120. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Copperton, Utah

Coordinates: 40°33′53″N 112°05′51″W / 40.56472°N 112.09750°W / 40.56472; -112.09750