Dewey, Utah

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Dewey, Utah
Ghost town
Dewey is located in Utah
Dewey is located in the US
Coordinates: 38°48′37″N 109°18′06″W / 38.81028°N 109.30167°W / 38.81028; -109.30167Coordinates: 38°48′37″N 109°18′06″W / 38.81028°N 109.30167°W / 38.81028; -109.30167
Country United States
State Utah
County Grand
Founded 1880s
Abandoned 1916
Elevation[2] 4,140 ft (1,262 m)
GNIS feature ID 1437546[2]

Dewey is a ghost town in Grand County, Utah. Originally named Kingsferry, it began in the 1880s when Samuel King built and operated a ferry across the Grand River (now considered part of the Colorado River). A small community soon developed around the ferry, although it never grew large.[3] The town served as a ferry crossing until the Dewey Bridge was constructed in 1916.


  1. ^ Willis Thomas Lee, Ralph Walter Stone, Hoyt Stoddard Gale, Guidebook of the Western United States, 1916, p. 109
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dewey
  3. ^ Firmage, Richard A. (January 1996). A History of Grand County (PDF). Utah Centennial County History Series. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Historical Society. pp. 137–138. ISBN 0-913738-03-4. Retrieved July 15, 2012.