Hyrum, Utah

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Hyrum is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. The population was 6,316 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Logan, UtahIdaho (partial) Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Hyrum is located at 41°38′3″N 111°51′8″W / 41.63417°N 111.85222°W / 41.63417; -111.85222 (41.6341, -111.8522).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²), of which 3.9 square miles (10.1 km²) is land and 0.26% is water.

History

Hyrum was founded in 1860 by a group of 23 families, mainly either Danish immigrants of sons of Ezra T. Benson. Ezra T. Benson organized an LDS Ward (LDS Church) there in May 1860. The town got a post office in 1861. By 1900 the population had grown to the point that the ward was divided in three. Hyrum had 1,869 inhabitants in 1930.[4]

Points of interest

Hyrum State Park

Hyrum is the home of Hyrum State Park, which is popular for fishing, water skiing, and camping.

Hyrum State Park offers many recreation opportunities including fishing, boating, and camping. Surrounded by tall, shady trees, Hyrum provides an excellent place for an afternoon picnic, or spend the whole weekend trolling on the lake catching yellow perch, rainbow trout, bluegill, and largemouth bass.

Hardware Ranch

Herds of elk spend the winter months at Hardware Ranch, which is reached by travelling east from Hyrum up Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The ranch is part of a wildlife management area, and sleigh rides are offered that take visitors into the herd.

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