Introduction to Taylorsville, Utah
Taylorsville, Utah is located 355 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is in Salt Lake County. The city is part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metro area. The population of Taylorsville is 57,439.
Taylorsville is originally made up of the historic communities of Bennion, Taylorsville, and Kearns. They became the city of Taylorsville in 1996. The Ute Indians were the original settlers of the area. The first Mormon pioneer settlers arrived in November 1848. In fact, the city was named in honor of John Taylor, the president of the Latter Day Saints Church. The Bingham - Garfield Railroad and Rio Grande Western Railroad first arrived in the area in 1910. The first water system of Taylorsville was built in 1915.
Taylorsville and nearby Attractions
- Carriage Square Shopping Center
- Meadow Brook Golf Course
- Utah's Hogle Zoo
- Utah Museum of Fine Arts
- Old Deseret Village
- East Canyon State Park
- Fort Douglas
- Raging Waters
Things To Do In Taylorsville
Taylorsville offers easy access to Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Old Deseret Village, Wheeler Historic Farm, and Salt Lake Art Center. History buffs should also visit the Fort Douglas and Beehive House. The Meadow Brook Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. One can shop at the Meadowbrook Plaza Shopping Center, Plaza 5400 Shopping Center, and Carriage Square Shopping Center. The Raging Waters, Utah's Hogle Zoo, and East Canyon State Park are some of the popular tourist destinations.
Salt Lake City International Airport is nearby.
Taylorsville Higher Education
University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, University of Utah, and Salt Lake Community College are in the neighborhood.