Established in 1862, Morgan County was named for Jedediah Morgan
Grant, father of Heber J. Grant, who served as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its
county seat and largest city is Morgan
An early route of the Hastings Cutoff ran through the Morgan
Valley and down through a narrow gorge in Weber Canyon. The Donner Party avoided going through the Morgan Valley
in order to speed up their journey. However, their alternate route proved more time-consuming.
In 1855, Charles Shreeve Peterson and his family became the first white settlers to take up permanent residence
in the Morgan Valley after cutting a road through Weber Canyon.
Cities and Towns
Croydon -- Morgan -- Mountain Green -- Petersen
Richville -- Stoddard -- Monte Verde
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January 2012: NEWS:
Death Notices: Thomas Biglion, Franklin John Rich, Henry Olphin, Bessie
Porter and Elsie Thackeray submitted by Marla Zwakman.
CEMETERIES: Burials for Mountain Green Cemetery submitted by Denise Moreau.