Mantua is eight miles east of Brigham City on US-89. It had a series of early names, including Little Valley for its
lacation, Flaxville because the early settlers concentrated on raising
flax, Copenhagen because a majority of the settlers were Danes, and
Geneva for the Swiss city. Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of the Mormon
Church, named the town after his birthplace, Mantua, Ohio. There
is a counterclaim by some that the name comes from the early French-Canadian
trapper's loose cloak, a Manteau.
W. Van Cott