The community was founded by Henry J. Faust (born Heinrich Jacob Faust), a Mormon immigrant from Germany. In 1860 he managed Faust Station on the Pony Express trail. He later bought the property for his ranch. In 1870 Henry Faust and his wife moved to Salt Lake City. Faust has been used by the Union Pacific Railroad to house workers on the site. The area is popular with campers, mountain bikers, off-road vehicle enthusiasts, and hikers during the summer months. Henry J. Faust was an ancestor of James E. Faust.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Faust
- MyTopo Maps - Faust, UT, United States (Map). Trimble Navigation, Ltd. Retrieved 30 Jul 2017.
- John W. Van Cott (1990). Utah Place Names: A Comprehensive Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names : a Compilation. University of Utah Press. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-87480-345-7.
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