Dayton, Idaho

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Dayton is a city in Franklin County, Idaho, United States. The population was 444 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Dayton is located at 42°6′42″N 111°59′6″W / 42.11167°N 111.985°W / 42.11167; -111.985 (42.111615, -111.985136)[1] at 4,818 feet in elevation.

It lies on the west side of Cache Valley, at the mouth of Five Mile Creek and at the base of the Bannock Mountain Range.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.30%) is water.

History

In 1867 Joseph Chadwick and family settled on Five Mile Creek and built a log cabin. In one room he had a supply store to accommodate the few settlers and freighters. He was followed by Peter Poole, Robert Taylor, Stephen Callan, George Mendenhall, Richard Wickham and their families. The locality was originally known as Franklin Meadows. It was latter known as Five Mile Creek, then Chadville[2] , and in 1890 Card. In 1906 William B. Preston gave it the name of Dayton. Fred Jenson was the first L.D.S. Presiding Elder.

Dayton had 271 residents in 1930.[3]

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 444 people, 126 households, and 105 families residing in the city. The population density was 67.4 people per square mile (26.0/km²). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 20.2/sq mi (7.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.07% White, 0.23% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.90% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

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