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


Joy (Juab) was a small mining settlement in the Drum Mountains near Mount Laird, southeat of the Fish Spring Range. Today it is a ghost town site thirty miles northwest of Delta. Harry Joy was a mining engineer from Detroit, Michigan. In 1872 he and his partner, Charles Howard, organized the Detroit Mining District with the new town of Joy as its center. Isolation and the cost of transporting ores and supplies forced the mine to shut down. The town subsequently died out.

John W. Van Cott

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