“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bountiful in Davis County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Daniel Davis

Daniel Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Johnson, October 7, 2018
1. Daniel Davis Marker
Inscription.  Daniel Davis was born on December 18, 1808, in Amesbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, the third child of Wells Davis and Mary Kelly Davis. As a young man Davis traveled to Nauvoo, Illinois, where he was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was adopted into the Heber C. Kimball family.

On April 20, 1846, Davis was forced from Nauvoo and joined the Saints' western migration. During the migration, Heber C. Kimball assigned Davis to assist in building Winter Quarters at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Davis reached the Salt Lake Valley September 24, 1848.

Pursuant to Kimball's desire to erect a flour grist mill on this site, which was then known as North Mill Cañon, Daniel Davis began to clear this ground on July 18, 1852. On April 20, 1853, the mill's northeastern cornerstone was laid by Issac Hunter, the southeastern stone by Daniel Davis. The next day Heber C. Kimball dedicated the site.

Upon the mill's completion Davis assumed its management, living in an adobe house southeast of this site. The three-story mill was then the largest in Utah Territory. In 1869, the Kimball grist mill was purchased
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for $8,000 by Bishop John Stoker and others of the Bountiful Cooperative Mercantile from the trustees of the Heber C. Kimball estate. Later, the mill became an entertainment center.

Daniel Davis died at age 84, on February 25, 1892. Now, a century later, we recognize his many contributions to the mill and the community.
Erected 1992 by The South Davis Chapter of The Sons of the Utah Pioneers, the Bountiful Centennial Committee and the Lloyd Davis family. (Marker Number 45.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEntertainmentIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is February 25, 1892.
Location. 40° 52.817′ N, 111° 52.368′ W. Marker is in Bountiful, Utah, in Davis County. Marker is at the intersection of Orchard Drive and Mill Street, on the right when traveling north on Orchard Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bountiful UT 84010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Heber C. Kimball (here, next to this marker); George Quinn McNeil (here, next to this marker); Original Gristmill Stones (here, next to this marker); Heber C. Kimball Grist Mill (a few steps from this marker); Bountiful Lumber and Supply Company
Daniel Davis Marker in the center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Johnson, October 7, 2018
2. Daniel Davis Marker in the center
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Bountiful Tabernacle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bliss Hall (approx. ¾ mile away); Brick Making (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bountiful.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 19, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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