Introduction to Roy, Utah
Roy, Utah, in Weber county, is located 5 miles SW of Ogden, Utah (center to center) and is 383 miles W of Denver, Colorado. The city is located in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Roy has a population of 32,885.
Roy was first settled in 1873. The first post office of the area was established on May 24, 1894. The former names of the city include Central City, The Basin, Sandridge, and Lakeview. Roy was incorporated as a city on March 10, 1937. It was renamed after the son of a local school teacher called David P. Peebles. The city developed rapidly in 1943 during World War II. It is located in Weber County, which was founded in 1852.
Roy and nearby Attractions
- Roy Historical Museum
- Ogden Union Station Museums
- Roy Shopping Center
- Great Salt Lake State Park
- Fort Douglas
- Utah's Hogle Zoo
Things To Do In Roy
The Roy Historical Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. History buffs should also visit the Hill Aerospace Museum, Rock Island Arsenal Museum, Pioneer Village, Fort Douglas, Utah State Railroad Museum, and Treehouse Children's Museum. The Antelope Island State Park, Willard Bay State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can also plan a day trip to the Utah's Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary.
Flights can be availed from Salt Lake City International Airport.
Roy Higher Education
Weber State University, Utah State University, and University of Utah provide programs for higher studies.