Centerville, Utah

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Centerville is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 14,585 at the 2000 census. It is located adjacent to the easternmost part of The Great Salt Lake.

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Geography

Centerville is located at 40°55′37″N 111°52′48″W / 40.92694°N 111.88°W / 40.92694; -111.88 (40.926824, -111.880086).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.6 km²), all of it land.

History

Centerville was first settled by Thomas Grover in the fall of 1847. The community was originally known as Deuel Settlement, but was renamed to Cherry Creek after the Cherry family arrived. After an 1850 survey found the town was located precisely between Farmington and Bountiful, it became known as Centerville, and it was this name that stuck.[5]

  • In 1849, Shadrach Roundy's family farmed in the general vicinity of Centerville,[6] and in the winter of 1849 he built a grist mill on Deuel Creek. He also made molasses from corn stalks at this mill.[7]
  • In 1851 a log school house was built in Centerville, but was replaced by an adobe building in 1854 by a much larger building in 1862.[7]
  • Centerville was the home of Latter-day Saint church leader B. H. Roberts.
  • In 1869, the Utah Central Rail Road reached Centerville.

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