Cross lies near the bottom of the Great Salt Lake Basin, approximately
eight miles north of Salt Lake City. It was officially chartered in
1935 by the owners of the Reservoir and Pipeline Company who pooled
their Mill Creek water shares and transferred their capital stock and
assets to the new city board of trustees. Woods Cross was originally
an unincorporated area extending from the southern boundary of Centerville south to the Salt Lake County line and including the areas and communities
of Val Verda, Orchard, North Salt Lake, West Bountiful, among others.
1847, after the initial Mormon settlement of the Salt Lake Valley, Peregrine
Sessions went north to locate pasture lands. He selected a spot near
Cudahy Lane, where he spent the winter with is family watching over
the herds. The next year, 1848, other settlers arrived and built cellars
and dugouts along and near the banks of the Jordan River.