Introduction to West Point, Utah
West Point, Utah is located 7 miles NW of Layton, Utah (center to center) and is 379 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is in Davis County. The city is part of the Salt Lake City - Ogden metro area. The population of West Point is 6,033.
West Point History
West Point was settled in the 1860s. James Hale was the first permanent settler. It was originally known as South Hooper. Later on, the city was renamed Muskrat Springs. West Point adopted its present name on May29, 1910. According to a tradition, the city is so named due to its location. However, some believe that it was named after a military school in New York. The city was incorporated on October 14, 1935.
West Point and nearby Attractions
- Ogden Union Station Museums
- Willard Bay State Park
- Pioneer Village
- Fort Douglas
- Antelope Island State Park
Things To Do In West Point
West Point offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation in the forms of Loy F. Blake Park, Arnold T. Bingham Memorial Park, and East Park. The Willard Bay State Park, Antelope Island State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park are less than an hour's drive away. History buffs should visit the Ogden Union Station Museums, Fort Douglas, and Pioneer Village. In addition, the city hosts several recreational events and programs throughout the year.
West Point Transportation
Salt Lake City International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.
West Point Higher Education
One can pursue higher education through Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, and University of Utah.