Introduction to Syracuse, Utah
Syracuse, Utah, in Davis county, is located 5 miles W of Layton, Utah (center to center) and is 378 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area.
Syracuse was first surveyed in October 1855. It was settled in 1876 by David Cook. Joseph Bodily built the first log cabin of the area in 1877. Other early settlers include Joseph Hadfield, David Kerr, and John Sheridan. Dry farming was first introduced in 1878 and dairy farming became important in the 1880s. The first general store of Syracuse was built in 1888. The first post office of the area was established on 10 November 1891 and John Coles became the first postmaster. It was incorporated as a city on September 13, 1950. The city was named after Syracuse, New York.
Syracuse and nearby Attractions
- Antelope Island State Park
- Syracuse City Museum
- Hill Aerospace Museum
- Pioneer Village
- Willard Bay State Park
- Fort Douglas
Things To Do In Syracuse
Syracuse has numerous parks such as the Bluff Ridge Park, Jensen Nature Park, Rock Creek Park, Fremont Park, and Linda Vista Park. The Old Emigration Trail offers facilities for hiking. The Antelope Island State Park provides recreational facilities like the horseback riding trails, beaches, biking, and art displays. The Great Salt Lake State Park and Willard Bay State Park are less than half an hour's drive away. The Syracuse City Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area.
Salt Lake City International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.
Syracuse Higher Education
Facilities for higher education can be availed from Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Utah.