Bingham Canyon

Bingham Canyon (HMNJW)

Location: Bingham Canyon, UT 84006 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 32.085', W 112° 8.947'

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Bingham Canyon was named for Erastus Bingham and sons, Sanford and Thomas, Utah Pioneers of 1847, who in 1848 took up grazing land in this vicinity, first for private herds and later as a community enterprise. They built a small cabin at the mouth of the canyon, where Sanford, his bride Martha Ann Lewis, and Thomas, a member of the Mormon battalion, made their home.

Accidental discovery of mineral-bearing rock led to some prospecting with promising indications. Advised by Brigham Young that production of food for the settlers and thousands who were coming was more urgent than mining, the Binghams abadoned prospecting with the intention of development later.

In 1850, the Bingham family moved to Ogden and established Bingham's Fort as protection from hostile Indians and assisted in pioneering Weber County. They did not return to Bingham Canyon.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series.
Marker Number114
Year Placed1948
Placed ByThe Bingham family and the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 11:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 402680 N 4487746
Decimal Degrees40.53475000, -112.14911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 32.085', W 112° 8.947'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 32' 5.10" N, 112° 8' 56.82" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 405 Kennecott Visitors Center Rd, Bingham Canyon UT 84006, US
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