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 Utah Travel Center Counties Box Elder • Facts

The name Box Elder came from all of the box elder trees growing in this part of the state. Located in the upper northwest corner, the northern border is the state of Idaho. To the south is Tooele County. The western border is the state of Nevada. The eastern boundary includes the Wasatch Mountains, Cache County, Weber County and a small corner of Davis County.

Area: 5,614 sq. miles

County Seat: Brigham City

Economy: The main industry in Box Elder County is agriculture. One third of Utah's "dry land" wheat is grown here. It is well known for peaches and other fruits. Dairy, cattle and sheep industries are also among the main resources for the economy.

Elevation: 4,200-4,600 (with a few exceptions)

Points of interest: Golden Spike National Historic Site, Willard Bay, Crystal Hot Springs, Brigham City Museum and Gallery, Box Elder LDS Tabernacle in Brigham City, Willard Historic District, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.

Population: 39,484

Box Elder County History

Box Elder County
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Brigham City, UT 84302

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