in Davis County, was settled in 1851 by the Watts and Bybee families and named after the Weber River. It was originally in Weber County, but in 1855, when the Weber River became the border between Weber and Davis counties, it became part of Davis County. South Weber was incorporated in 1938, and the population in 2012 was 6,372. South Weber is home to two gravel pits, Staker-Parson and Geneva Rock.
South Weber’s interesting history includes the Morrisite War of 1862, a clash between the Utah Territorial Government and an excommunicated member of the Mormon Church, Joseph Morris, and his followers. Morris’s group of over 200 men, women, and children, known as the Morrisites, had been gathered at Kingston Fort on the Weber River, where Morris had formed his own church. When discontented members tried to leave, the group illegally held them prisoner. This prompted the government to get involved, and the militia, under the command of Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert T. Burton, arrived at the fort. When the Morrisites refused to cooperate, a three-day siege began, which ultimately resulted in the deaths of between nine and eleven people, including Joseph Morris. With the death of Morris, his people surrendered. A Morrisite War monument still stands in South Weber today.
Another interesting part of South Weber’s history, or rather folklore, is the week of “Bigfoot” sightings in 1980. Various residents reported seeing a creature resembling the Sasquatch. Others claimed to find large tracks, and many noticed a pervasive foul stench. A horse allegedly ran through a couple of barbed-wire fences and then dropped dead from fright on South Weber Road. Swarms of Bigfoot hunters arrived in South Weber, and the Division of Wildlife Resources even launched a search, but nothing was ever found.
Business Week Magazine named South Weber the sixth best suburb in the country in 2009. This family-oriented community celebrates Country Fair Days each August with tournaments, contests, a chuck wagon dinner, South Weber Idol, Kids K Fun Run, Old-Timers baseball game, movie in the park, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, entertainment, vendor booths, parade, fireworks, and a youth stomp. South Weber Recreation sponsors an annual Thanksgiving Bowl for fathers and sons, and the Family Activity Center offers a variety of sports, activities, classes and special events. The South Weber Model Railroad Club
gives free public rides on the third Saturday of each month from March to October at Canyon Meadows Park. Around Halloween, they also have a “fright” train.
South Weber’s proximity to the mountains offers an abundance of year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, including scenic drives through Weber Canyon, water fun at Pineview Reservoir
, a hike or bike ride on one of Davis County’s trails
, or world-class skiing and snowboarding at Snowbasin
, site of the 2002 Winter Olympics.
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