Introduction to Murray, Utah
Murray, Utah, in Salt Lake county, is located 2 miles E of Taylorsville, Utah (center to center) and is 357 miles NE of Las Vegas, Nevada. The city is located in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Murray has a population of 34,024.
The city of Murray was initially known as South Cottonwood. This was because of the position of the city between Big and Little Cottonwood Creeks. The city was named in honor of Eli Murray, the territorial governor from 1880 to 1896. Murray was fist settled in 1849 but the city was officially incorporated in 1902. In 1869, the construction of the Woodhill Brother’s smelter began the phase of industrial development in the city.
Murray and nearby Attractions
- Children’s Museum of Utah
- Fort Douglas
- Old Deseret Village
- Fun Dome
- Walden Park
- County Ice Center
Things To Do In Murray
There are a number of recreational centers, shopping destinations and other tourist attractions in Murray. The Valley Shopping Center and Oakwood Shopping Center are ideal destinations for the shopaholics. One can enjoy bowling at fashion Bowling Lanes or Brasstuns in the city. Fort Douglas is an interesting place to visit. The fort is of historical significance and will be of interest for tourists.
Salt Lake City International Airport is a is the nearest major air transportation facility.
Murray Higher Education
Higher education facilities can be availed through Salt Lake Community College, University of Phoenix - Utah Campus, and the University of Utah.