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


Fairfield is five miles south of Cedar Fort on U-73 on the west side of Utah Lake. The town was established in 1855 when John Carson, his four brothers, and others settled in the valley. The developing community war rudely challenged when it found itself hopelessly involved with the fortunes of the incoming Johnston's Army of 1858-59. The army established a nearby camp called Camp Floyd. The ensuing population explosion quickly rose to over seventhousand soldiers, teamsters, gamblers, and camp followers of various persuasions. The settlement was soon known as Frogtown. Frogtown became Fairfield in 1861 in honor of Amos Fielding, who participated in establishing the community. The pleasant views from the community out over the surrounding fields is also connected to the townname. Today, except for historical memories, a magnificent overland stagecoach inn, and nearby military cemetary, it is again a quiet, small, relaxed community.

John W. Van Cott

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