Millrace (HM2BKU)

Location: Taylorsville, UT 84123 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 39.272', W 111° 55.476'

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In 1855, upon the counsel of Brigham Young, Joseph Harker, with John and Samuel Bennion, hand-dug the lower ditch to irrigate the farmland on the river bottoms west of the Jordan River.

A small rock dam was constructed on the Jordan River at about 6300 South. Water was taken from the river at that point and came north to the park site. The ditch skirted the west and north boundaries of the park and then north to the mill.

In 1880, a new grist mill was constructed on the Jordan River near 4800 South. Water was taken from the Lower Ditch to power the mill and the name Millrace was applied to the ditch.
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Utah Pioneers series
Year Placed2005
Placed BySons of Utah Pioneers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 421834 N 4500819
Decimal Degrees40.65453333, -111.92460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 39.272', W 111° 55.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 39' 16.32" N, 111° 55' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200 W 5400 S, Taylorsville UT 84123, US
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