Introduction to Brigham City, Utah
Brigham City History
Brigham City was first explored by William Davis, a Mormon pioneer, in 1850. The area was settled in 1851. In 1855, the city was named Box Elder. It was later renamed after Brigham Young, a Mormon leader who gave his last speech in the city in 1877. The city developed economically during World War II. The Bushnell General Hospital, which was built during the war, served as a school for Native Americans and was known as the Intermountain Indian School. The city is the county seat of Box Elder County, which was founded in 1856.
Brigham City and nearby Attractions
- Brigham City Shopping Center
- Stinky Springs
- Golden Spike National Historic Site
- Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
- Box Elder Tabernacle
- Brigham City Museum
Things To Do In Brigham City
The Brigham City Museum, the Golden Spike National Historic Site and the Box Elder Tabernacle provide insight into the history of this area. The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and Stinky Springs offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can shop at the Brigham City Shopping Center. Rees Park and Brigham Young Park are some of the local parks. The city has numerous churches such as the Brigham City Bible Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church and the Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Brigham City also celebrates Peach Days every September.
Brigham City Transportation
Salt Lake City International is the nearest major airport.
Brigham City Higher Education
Utah State University, the University of Utah and Weber State University provide programs in higher studies.