located between the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains and the shore
of the Great Salt Lake. The first city in Davis County to incorporate
and the sixth incorporated city in Utah, Kaysville is 16.6 miles from Ogden and about the same distance from Salt Lake City. Its elevation
is 4,294 feet.
In 1847 Hector
C. Haight built a herdsman cabin northwest of where the Lagoon resort
stands today. He is credited with being the first settler in Farmington and Kaysville area. The second settler was Samuel Oliver Holmes, who
settled northwest of the Haight cabin.
In the fall of
1849 Edward Phillips and John Hyrum Green tried to travel between Salt
Lake and Brown's Fort (Ogden). They were turned back by heavy snows
and wind; but they returned in the spring, with their families and the
William Kay family to settle permanently in the west Kaysville/Layton area.By
1851 there were more than 300 settlers in the area.