Introduction to South Salt Lake, Utah
South Salt Lake, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 2 miles S of Salt Lake City, Utah (center to center) and is 360 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is considered part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. South Salt Lake has a population of 22,038.
South Salt Lake History
The history of South Salt Lake began in 1847. It was first settled by the Mormons. In its early year, the city was a sparsely populated agricultural land. The vote of incorporation was passed on September 28, 1938. The city is located in Salt Lake County, which was established in 1852. South Salt Lake was originally made up of three unincorporated areas including Central Park, Millcreek, and Southgate. In the 1990s, the city annexed some of the nearby unincorporated areas.
South Salt Lake and nearby Attractions
- Southgate Shopping Center
- Children's Museum of Utah
- Salt Lake Art Center
- Utah's Hogle Zoo
- Wasatch Mountain State Park
- Fort Douglas
Things To Do In South Salt Lake
While staying in South Salt Lake one can pay a visit to the Antelope Island State Park, Wasatch Mountain State Park, and East Canyon State Park. History buffs should visit the Children's Museum of Utah, Old Deseret Village, Daughters of Utah Pioneer Memorial Museum, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and Museum of Church History and Art. The Southgate Shopping Center is the local shopping center. The Harmony Park is also worth taking a look around as well. Besides, the city includes numerous churches such as the Salt Lake City Church of God, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and Saint Ann’s Catholic Church.
South Salt Lake Transportation
Salt Lake City International Airport is nearby.
South Salt Lake Higher Education
Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah are in the neighborhood.