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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Davis County, Utah

 
Clickable Map of Davis County, Utah and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Davis County, UT (28) Box Elder County, UT (66) Morgan County, UT (1) Salt Lake County, UT (211) Tooele County, UT (25) Weber County, UT (28)  DavisCounty(28) Davis County (28)  BoxElderCounty(66) Box Elder County (66)  MorganCounty(1) Morgan County (1)  SaltLakeCounty(211) Salt Lake County (211)  TooeleCounty(25) Tooele County (25)  WeberCounty(28) Weber County (28)
Adjacent to Davis County, Utah
    Box Elder County (66)
    Morgan County (1)
    Salt Lake County (211)
    Tooele County (25)
    Weber County (28)
 
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1Utah (Davis County), Bountiful — 45 — Daniel Davis
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 . . . Map (db m127586) HM
2Utah (Davis County), Bountiful — 46 — George Quinn McNeil
George Quinn McNeil was born to John McNeil and Mary Jane Quinn McNeil on January 4, 1865, in Bountiful, Utah. He married Adriane Marie Thomas on August 15, 1888. They lived on the family farm located on the southeast side of Bountiful City. Today . . . Map (db m127588) HM
3Utah (Davis County), Bountiful — 44 — Heber C. Kimball
Heber C. Kimball was born on June 14, 1801 to Solomon Farnham Kimball and Anna Spaulding Kimball in Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont. He married Vilate Murray on November 7, 1822. Kimball was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of . . . Map (db m127584) HM
4Utah (Davis County), Bountiful — 25 — Heber C. Kimball Grist Mill
This site was surveyed August 1, 1852 and the mill (largest of it's time in Utah) was dedicated May 6, 1853. Built on rock foundation with solid adobe walls trimmed with red sandstone, this Burr mill operated until 1892, when roller mills . . . Map (db m125132) HM
5Utah (Davis County), Bountiful — 31 — Original Gristmill Stones
The Heber C. Kimball Gristmill, the foundation of which can be seen just east of this monument, was in operation from 1852 until 1892, using these burr-type gristmill stones. When the use of roller mills was introduced, mills of this type were no . . . Map (db m125133) HM
6Utah (Davis County), Farmington — The Walter Grover Historic Rock Home
The original, small rock home at 630 North Main Street in Farmington, Utah, is one of many stone structures that helps set Farmington apart as a city with a distinguishing architectural heritage. The home was built in 1880 by Walter Grover as a gift . . . Map (db m146938) HM
7Utah (Davis County), Kaysville — 8 — George Pilling Adams Cabin
George Pilling Adams was born in the old Kay's Ward in 1857 and attended school in what came to be known as Kaysville. George grew up on a farm and became a farmer by trade before his marriage to Ann Eliza Forbes in December of 1876. He built this . . . Map (db m125212) HM
8Utah (Davis County), Kaysville — 104 — The Weinel Mill
Built in 1854 by John Weinel a native of Germany who came to Utah about 1853, the mill was the “overshot” water powered type & was erected on Webb’s Creek ¼ mile N.E. of this site. Native stones were used for the walls and pines for it’s . . . Map (db m123714) HM
9Utah (Davis County), Layton — Elias AdamsSettler of East Layton
Born 18 Feb 1792, Vermont. Died 17 Feb 1886, Layton, Utah. Married Almira Cadwell 1823 and had 7 children. Married Malinda Railey 1837 and had 7 children. Elias was a War of 1812 veteran serving in Colonel Forsyth's regiment of riflemen and . . . Map (db m133561) HM
10Utah (Davis County), Layton — 251 — 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. . . . Map (db m154484) HM
11Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Bailers
Farmers used bailers in both hay and grain production. Hay and straw had to be hauled to and hand-fed into the baler for processing. This process could be dangerous to operators because their hands and arms could be sucked into the . . . Map (db m171430) HM
12Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Combines
For over half a century, workers harvested grain by hand. This was a very time consuming process. By 1900, Island farmers had adopted mechanized grain binders to cut, bundle and tie grain stalks together into sheaves. Farm hands loaded . . . Map (db m171434) HM
13Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Fielding Garr RanchA Timeline of History
The Fielding Garr Ranch was first settled in 1848 and represents 133 years of western ranching history. While exploring the ranch you will learn of its colorful past and discover that many periods of history are represented here. Evidence . . . Map (db m171405) HM
14Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Historical Wilcox CabinWilliam H. & Emily Barber Wilcox
“On March 4, 1905 we moved to Syracuse with all our possessions laoded in an old iron tired wagon. Our furniture consisted of a new bedstead and dresser, and our other household needs. A cupboard, table, chairs, and kitchen stove were all . . . Map (db m123765) HM
15Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Hollywood Comes to Antelope Island
The signature scene, the dangerous buffalo hunt from the movie The Covered Wagon, was filmed on Antelope Island. Released in 1923, it was one of the most successful films of the silent era and the first epic western ever produced. An original . . . Map (db m125213) HM
16Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Horse-Drawn Wagons
Residents used horse-drawn wagons on the island from 1848 through the 1960s due to the prohibitive cost of hauling fuel to Antelope Island. Horse and wagon were used year-round to haul supplies anywhere they were needed. In the . . . Map (db m171427) HM
17Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Our Desert Island Home
In 1891 George Frary built a house on this 160 acre homestead. Six years later his wife Alice died and lies at rest in this burial site. Frary Family Father-George Isaac Frary B. Nov. 18, 1854 in Madison, Wisconsin . . . Map (db m172272) HM
18Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Rippers
Employees of the Island Improvement Company planted several hundred acres of hay and 1000 acres of wheat each year on the Island. Workers disked new fields to remove surface weeds and broke up deeply compacted soil by using the . . . Map (db m171450) HM
19Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Sickle Mowers
During the 1840s-1850s, workers harvested grass hay by hand and loaded it onto wagons to be stored for winter feed. By 1870, field hands switched to sickle mowers, like these displayed here, to harvest their hay. Initially drawn by . . . Map (db m171436) HM
20Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — 154 — Syracuse First Social Center
About 1872 the first soil was plowed in this community and in 1876-77 homes were erected. The people attended church services in Kaysville and Farmington prior to 1882 when Pres. Wm. R. Smith of Davis stake organized a branch of the L.D.S. church . . . Map (db m123767) HM
21Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — The Fielding Garr Ranch
The Fielding Garr Ranch operated from 1848 to 1981. As you walk through the site, see how many different types of building materials you can identify. Ranchers used the natural resources of the Isiand for their construction projects. . . . Map (db m171508) HM
22Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — 450 — The Old Emigrant Road
The Old Emigrant Road started at Salt Lake City, Utah, and ended at the City of the Rocks, Idaho, where it formed a junction with the California Trail. This road was also known as Bluff Road, Old Traveled Road, and the Salt Lake Cutoff. It was . . . Map (db m124032) HM
23Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — The Road To Nowhere
As you survey the vast expanse of inland sea and the causeway fading off into the distance, imagine the days before the causeway existed - nearly seven miles of tangy saltwater separating you from the mainland. Getting Underway . . . Map (db m172641) HM
24Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Tractors
After 1900, farming activities increased on the Island. Tractors became the most important piece of equipment at the ranch. The first tractor you see is a 1929 Case Model L. This tractor pulled plows, powered belt-driven . . . Map (db m171451) HM
25Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Transportation
Transportation to Antelope Island varied due to fluctuating lake levels. In the late 1840s, residents and visitors came to the Island by horse and wagon on buckboards like this one. By 1853, lake levels rose enough to make boats . . . Map (db m171507) HM
26Utah (Davis County), Syracuse — Trucks
Eventually trucks replaced wagons as a more efficient and cost-effective mode of transportation and movement of supplies. During low water years a sandbar was exposed on the Southeast end of the Island. Trucks could cross . . . Map (db m171463) HM
27Utah (Davis County), West Point — Hensley / Salt Lake Cutoff-Bluff Road
"Following the bluff closely, it [the Hensley Salt Lake Cutoff] intersects Gentile Street, ... from this point the old road is on the location of what is designated as the 'Old Bluff Road'. ... it will continue through lower Syracuse and . . . Map (db m169277) HM
28Utah (Davis County), West Point — Hensley/Salt Lake Cutoff Ruts
East side: The only existing ruts on the Hensley/Salt Lake Cutoff between Salt Lake City and Tremonton are in the field north of this marker. The easterly route went into Brownsville [Ogden] while the westerly Bluff Road, and center . . . Map (db m169180) HM
 
May. 7, 2021