Eden, Utah

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Eden
Eden Utah.jpg
Location in Weber County and the state of Utah
Location in Weber County and the state of Utah
Coordinates: 41°18′13″N 111°47′56″W / 41.30361°N 111.79889°W / 41.30361; -111.79889Coordinates: 41°18′13″N 111°47′56″W / 41.30361°N 111.79889°W / 41.30361; -111.79889
CountryUnited States
StateUtah
CountyWeber
Elevation4,941 ft (1,506 m)
Population
 • Total600
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
84310
Area code(s)385, 801
GNIS feature ID2584764[1]

Eden is a census-designated place in Weber County, Utah, United States. It is home to Powder Mountain ski resort. It lies between the North and Middle Fork of the Ogden River, north of Pineview Reservoir. The elevation is 4,941 feet (1,506 m).[1] The population was 600 at the 2010 census. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 84310.[3] Eden is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The first home here was a log cabin built in 1857 for summer herdsmen Erastus Bingham and Joseph Hardy. A community was established in 1859 when fifteen families moved in via North Ogden Canyon and Pass. The settlers hired a government surveyor, Washington Jenkins, to plot the town. Jenkins said he thought the area was one of the most beautiful sites he had ever surveyed and suggested the biblical name "Eden". An earlier temporary name was North Fork Town.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 600 people residing in the CDP. There were 204 housing units. The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 1.0% Black or African American, 0.2% American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 1.0% some other race, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Eden, Utah". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 18, 2011.
  3. ^ Zip Code Lookup

External links[edit]

Media related to Eden, Utah at Wikimedia Commons

This historic 1896 pioneer chapel in Eden, UT is the oldest, continuously operating social venue in Ogden Valley, UT. Pictured in November 2018.