Croydon, Utah

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Croydon, Utah
Croydon "City" Park, August 2008
Croydon "City" Park, August 2008
Croydon is located in Utah
Croydon
Croydon
Location of Croydon within the State of Utah
Croydon is located in the United States
Croydon
Croydon
Croydon (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°04′07″N 111°30′50″W / 41.06861°N 111.51389°W / 41.06861; -111.51389Coordinates: 41°04′07″N 111°30′50″W / 41.06861°N 111.51389°W / 41.06861; -111.51389
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyMorgan
Settled1862
Named forCroydon
Elevation5,344 ft (1,629 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84018
Area code(s)435
GNIS feature ID1427128[1]

Croydon[1] is a small unincorporated community in northeastern Morgan County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880248
1890240−3.2%
1900185−22.9%
1910539191.4%
1920392−27.3%
193044112.5%
1940357−19.0%
1950279−21.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Description[edit]

Accessible from Interstate 84, it is home to Holcim's Devil's Slide Cement Plant and several hundred residents. Lost Creek runs through this small unincorporated town, just northeast of the Devil's Slide rock formation. Cattle and sheep ranches can be found throughout the valley and in the surrounding mountains. Croydon was also home to the annual Widowmaker snowmobile and motorcycle hillclimbing events for several years.

Croydon was originally called Lost Creek, and under the latter name was founded in 1862. The present name is after Croydon, in England, the native land of a large share of the first settlers.[3]

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Croydon". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 8 Feb 2006. Retrieved 4 Nov 2011.
  3. ^ Van Cott, John W. (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names: A Compilation. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. OCLC 797284427. Retrieved 16 Feb 2018.

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