West Jordan Settlement

West Jordan Settlement (HMMWM)

Location: West Jordan, UT 84088 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.544', W 111° 55.451'

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Building On Our Heritage

— Cooper's Store 1888 —

When the Mormon Pioneers first came to the Salt Lake Valley, the river running west of the city was called the Western Jordan. All the area south of Big Cottonwood Creek was known as West Jordan.

Thomas Butterfield, Samuel Egbert, and others were among those who settled here in October 1849. They spent the winter in "dugouts" or man-made caves dug out of the hillside as protection from the harsh winter weather.

A remnant visible in the hillside about 300 yards down the canal. It is located midway between the top of the hill and the canal. Other settlers were scattered in similar settings up and down the river bank a distance of seven miles.

West Jordan incorporated as a town in 1941 and was advanced to city status in 1967. West Jordan remained a rural community until the 1970's. Rapid residential and industrial growth since that time have placed West Jordan as Utah's seventh largest city.

Photo Caption:
Cooper's Store 1888
Fredrick Cooper's general merchandise store with attached home in 1912 at 1300 West and Bingham Highway.
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 11:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 421816 N 4495771
Decimal Degrees40.60906667, -111.92418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.544', W 111° 55.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 32.64" N, 111° 55' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1126 W 7800 S, West Jordan UT 84088, US
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