History of Colton, Utah
Taken from the Utah Place Names. (Links Added)


Colton (Utah) is on US-6,50 at the junction of the Price and White rivers. The community was a junction and a railroad siding that served Scofield. It was established in 1883 as Pleasant Valley Junction and later, in the mid-1890s, the name was changed to Colton for William F. Colton, a railroad official. The community was abandoned in the 1950s as improved equipment made longer railroad hauls more efficient. As a result, the demand for coal shipments from Scofield and Pleasant Valley was reduced.

John W. Van Cott

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