Copperton, Utah

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Copperton, Utah
Metro Township
Location of Copperton, Utah
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountySalt Lake
Founded1926
Incorporated as a Metro TownshipJanuary, 2017
Government
 • Council ChairSean Clayton
Population
 (2017)
 • Total579
Time zoneMountain (MST)
 • Summer (DST)MDT
Websitecoppertonutah.org

Copperton is a metro 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 metro township boundaries include a smaller area than that of the former CDP (designated by the U.S. Census). Much of the town is included in the Copperton Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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.

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

The 2017 American Community Survey reported the population at 579.

In 2015, the township's residents voted to incorporate and become a metro township.

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]

See also[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Copperton, Utah at Wikimedia Commons

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