Layton in Davis County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Stage Coach Station
On this spot stood the Layton Stage Coach Station on the Utah Idaho Montana (Virginia City) trail. It was established in 1857 by Ben Holladay, and carried mail and passengers between Salt Lake and points north and west. Isaac Brown was the keeper. Later it was operated by Wells Fargo Co. The Prairie House near by was built by Christopher Layton in 1851 to accommodate stage coach passengers. When the railroad was built the stage coach line was discontinued. The station closed in 1870.
Erected 1959 by Daughter of Utah Pioneers Mountain View Camp. (Marker Number 251.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 41° 3.499′ N, 111° 57.919′ W. Marker is in Layton, Utah, in Davis County. Marker is on South Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Pilling Adams Cabin (approx. 2 miles away); The Weinel Mill (approx. 2.1 miles away); Elias Adams (approx. 3 miles away); Historical Wilcox Cabin (approx. 5˝ miles away); Syracuse First Social Center (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Old Emigrant Road (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Walter Grover Historic Rock Home (approx. 6 miles away); Leavitt/Clark House (approx. 6.6 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker replaced an original marker placed in 1934 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 182 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. 2. submitted on August 10, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.