Croydon, Utah

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Croydon
Unincorporated community
Croydon "City" Park
Croydon "City" Park
Croydon is located in Utah
Croydon
Croydon
Location within the state of Utah
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
Country United States
State Utah
County Morgan
Settled 1862
Named for Croydon
Elevation[1] 5,344 ft (1,629 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84018
Area code(s) 435
GNIS feature ID 1427128[1]
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 248
1890 240 −3.2%
1900 185 −22.9%
1910 539 191.4%
1920 392 −27.3%
1930 441 12.5%
1940 357 −19.0%
1950 279 −21.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau[2]

Croydon is a small unincorporated community in northeastern Morgan County, Utah, United States. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. 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 is also home to the annual Widowmaker snowmobile and motorcycle hillclimbing events.

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Croydon, Utah. Retrieved on May 18, 2011.
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 4, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Cott, John W. Van (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names : a Compilation. University of Utah Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7. 

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