National Register Listings in
Weber County, Utah

American Can Company of Utah Building Complex Arvondor Apartments Avelan Apartments Avon Apartments Barnhart Apartments Becker, Gustav, House Ben Lomond Hotel Garage Bertha Eccles Community Art Center Bigelow-Ben Lomond Hotel Browning Apartments Browning, John Moses, House Congregation B'rith Sholem Synagogue Cross, Charles W., House Dalton, John L. and Elizabeth, House Dumke, John F., and Lillia, House Eccles Avenue Historic District Eccles Building El Monte Golf Course Clubhouse Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd Fairview Apartments Farnsworth Apartments Farr, Valasco, House Fern-Marylyn Apartments Flowers Apartments Fontenelle Apartments Geffas Apartments Goodyear, Miles, Cabin Helms Apartments Hillcrest Apartments Jefferson Avenue Historic District La Frantz Apartments Ladywood Apartments Lower 25th Street Historic District Lower 25th Street Historic District (Boundary Increase II) Lower 25th Street Historic District (Boundary Increase) Madison Elementary School Maguire, Don, Duplex McGregor Apartments Mountain View Auto Court New Brigham Hotel Ogden Central Bench Historic District Ogden Fire Station No. 2 Ogden High School Ogden Union Station Ogden Union Station (Boundary Increase) Ogden Union Stockyard Exchange Building Ogden/Weber Municipal Building Patton, Augustus B., House Peery Apartments Peery's Egyptian Theatre Pioneer Hydroelectric Power Plant Historic District Scowcroft Warehouse Scowcroft, Heber, House Skeen, William D., House Smyth, Dennis A., House Stone Farmstead U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Upton Apartments US Forest Service Building Utah School for the Deaf and Blind Boys' Dormitory Warner, Andrew J., House Weber County Main Library Weber River Railroad Bridge Weber Stake Relief Society Building Wilbur, J.M., Company Blacksmith Shop
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The Mormon pioneers who settled in Utah brought with them a unique form of irrigation known as "Mormon irrigation." This method involved diverting water from rivers and streams into irrigation ditches and canals to irrigate crops.
Weber County, located in northern Utah, has a rich and diverse history dating back thousands of years. The area was initially inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Shoshone and Ute tribes, who relied on the Ogden River for sustenance and transportation. European settlement in the area began in the mid-19th century, when Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.

In 1843, mountain man Miles Goodyear established Fort Buenaventura near present-day Ogden, making it the first permanent non-native settlement in Weber County. The fort served as a trading post and played a significant role in the fur trade. Later, in 1850, the U.S. government established the Utah Territory, and Weber County was organized as one of its original nine counties.

Weber County's development was closely tied to the railroad industry. In 1868, the completion of the transcontinental railroad brought increased growth and economic prosperity to the area. Ogden became a major hub for railroad activity and played a significant role in transporting goods and people throughout the region. The city's Union Station, built in 1924, still stands as a testament to its railroad heritage.

Throughout the 20th century, Weber County experienced growth and diversification. The area saw the establishment of Hill Air Force Base during World War II, which continues to have a significant impact on the local economy. The county also became a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with its proximity to the Wasatch Mountains providing ample opportunities for recreation, including skiing and hiking.

Today, Weber County remains a vibrant and thriving community. Its rich history is preserved and celebrated through historic buildings, museums, and cultural events. With a diverse economy, stunning natural landscapes, and a strong sense of community, Weber County continues to be a desirable place to live, work, and visit.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Weber County, Utah.

  • 1847: Weber County is established by Mormon pioneers led by Orson Smith
  • 1850: Ogden becomes the first permanent settlement in Weber County
  • 1851: Weber County is officially recognized by the Utah Territory
  • 1859: The Pony Express establishes a stop in Weber County
  • 1869: Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad through Weber County
  • 1870: Brigham City becomes incorporated in Weber County
  • 1934: Golden Spike National Historic Site is established in Weber County
  • 1953: Construction of Hill Air Force Base begins in Weber County
  • 2000: Olympic Ice Sheet, one of the venues for the 2002 Winter Olympics, is built in Weber County