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Welby

 
 
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By Jack Duffy, August 17, 2010
1. Welby Marker
Inscription. Garfield Beach Railroad Junction was built in 1905. In 1908, its post office was named Welby in honor of Rio Grande Railroad Superintendent. The R.G.R.R. Company drilled water wells, built soft water treatment plant, a round house, machine and boiler shops. Welby had a telegraph office, boarding house, dance hall, pool hall, hotel, grocery and mercantile store, over 200 homes, and a three-room school house. The first teachers were Ann Phoenix, Bernice Nelson, and Miss Johnson. Harold Nielson was doctor. The railroad company lost its contract and Welby began to fade. The store and school were razed in 1948.
 
Erected 1981 by Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, Welby Camp. (Marker Number 413.)
 
Location. 40° 35.269′ N, 111° 59.566′ W. Marker is in West Jordan, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of West Old Bingham Highway and 9000 South (Utah Highway 209), on the left when traveling west on West Old Bingham Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Jordan UT 84088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salt Lake and Utah Railroad (approx. 2.9 miles away); Utah Idaho Sugar Factory (approx.
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By Jack Duffy, August 17, 2010
2. Welby Marker
2.9 miles away); West Jordan Pioneer Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); West Jordan (approx. 3.8 miles away); North Jordan Canal (approx. 3.9 miles away); West Jordan Settlement (approx. 3.9 miles away); South Jordan Settlement (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Old School House (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Jordan.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in a small park, with a small off-street parking area on the southeast corner of the junction where Old Bingham Highway intersects 9000 South at a 60 degree (approx.) angle. The park is immediately west of the railroad crossing on 9000 South. The marker is kept in a locked fenced area.
 
Also see . . .  Welby, Utah. From the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah an early photo of the town of Welby. (Submitted on August 18, 2010.) 
 
Categories. EducationRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Welby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, August 17, 2010
3. Welby Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 981 times since then and 95 times this year. Last updated on August 29, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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