Welby (HMNF8)

Location: West Jordan, UT 84088 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 35.269', W 111° 59.566'

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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.
HM NumberHMNF8
Historical Period20th Century
Historical PlaceGov Building, Town, Train
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker Number413
Year Placed1981
Placed ByDaughters of the Utah Pioneers, Welby Camp
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:08pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 415988 N 4493476
Decimal Degrees40.58781667, -111.99276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 35.269', W 111° 59.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 35' 16.1400" N, 111° 59' 33.9600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)801
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4080 W 9000 S, West Jordan UT 84088, US
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I Saw The Marker

The marker has been keep up and the surrounding area is well tended. The marker is surrounded by a fence with barbed wire. It would look more inviting if that were removed.

Dec 10, 2016 at 7:24am PST by wjhyatt

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