is located in the Bear River Valley, just west of the Bear River, along
Interstate 15, and about seven miles south of the confluence of the
Malad and Bear rivers. Its elevation is 4,322 feet above sea level and
about 120 feet above the mean level of the Great Salt Lake, which lies
some fifteen miles south and west of the city. Tremonton is the second
largest city in Box Elder County; it had a population in the 1930s of
some 1,400 and an estimated population in 1992 of 4,264.
area was inhabited by the Fremont and later the Shoshoni Indians before
the coming of the first white settlers in the late nineteenth century.
Though the townsite was first settled in 1888, the town itself owes
its existence to the "second colonization" of Utah around the turn of
the twentieth century. John Petty took up a homestead of 160 acres in
the area in the year 1888. His farm covered the present south half of