Draper, Utah

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Draper, Utah is in located in the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley and includes parts of both Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Draper is a city rich in pioneer heritage and colorful character. In the fall of 1849, Ebenezer Brown, the son of Scottish immigrants, brought his cattle to graze the tall grass fed by mountain streams in the unsettled area known as South Willow Creek. The following spring, Ebenezer brought his wife Phoebe and their large family. Together they raised and fattened cattle to sell to immigrants heading to the gold fields of California.  
 
Draper, Utah is in located in the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley and includes parts of both Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Draper is a city rich in pioneer heritage and colorful character. In the fall of 1849, Ebenezer Brown, the son of Scottish immigrants, brought his cattle to graze the tall grass fed by mountain streams in the unsettled area known as South Willow Creek. The following spring, Ebenezer brought his wife Phoebe and their large family. Together they raised and fattened cattle to sell to immigrants heading to the gold fields of California.  
  
That same year the Browns invited Phoebe's brother, William Draper III, his wife Elizabeth, a midwife/doctor, and their seven children to join in farming the area. The area grew rapidly and by the end of 1852, twenty families called South Willow Creek home. In 1854, the first post office was established with Phoebe Brown tending the office. The town was named Draperville in honor of William Draper III, who was also the first Presiding Elder of the small Mormon congregation in town. The town name was later shortened to Draper.
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That same year the Browns invited Phoebe's brother, William Draper III, his wife Elizabeth, a midwife/doctor, and their seven children to join in farming the area. The area grew rapidly and by the end of 1852, twenty families called South Willow Creek home. In 1854, the first post office was established with Phoebe Brown tending the office. The town was named Draperville in honor of William Draper III, who was also the first Presiding Elder of the small Mormon congregation in town. The town name was later shortened to Draper.  
  
 
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= Family History Resources<br> =
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The [http://www.slco.lib.ut.us/DRAPER.htm Draper Branch] of the [http://www.slco.lib.ut.us/index.htm Salt Lake County Library] is located&nbsp;at&nbsp;1136 East Pioneer Rd (124th South), Draper, 84020.&nbsp; This library has free access available to [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] while in the library and&nbsp;free access to&nbsp;[http://www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/index Heritage Quest] from within the library or from home&nbsp;by logging in with&nbsp;your library card. <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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The [http://www.slco.lib.ut.us/DRAPER.htm Draper Branch] of the [http://www.slco.lib.ut.us/index.htm Salt Lake County Library] is located&nbsp;at&nbsp;1136 East Pioneer Rd (124th South), Draper, 84020.&nbsp; This library has free access available to [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] while in the library and&nbsp;free access to&nbsp;[http://www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/index Heritage Quest] from within the library or from home&nbsp;by logging in with&nbsp;your library card. <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->  
  
 
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[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=206124&subject_disp=Utah%2C+Salt+Lake%2C+Draper&columns=*,0,0 <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1212505392365_791"></span>Draper microfilms available at the Family History Library]
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Revision as of 02:55, 18 September 2008

United States> Utah> Salt Lake County> Draper

                Welcome to the

        Draper City Page          

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History and Tidbits

Draper, Utah is in located in the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Valley and includes parts of both Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Draper is a city rich in pioneer heritage and colorful character. In the fall of 1849, Ebenezer Brown, the son of Scottish immigrants, brought his cattle to graze the tall grass fed by mountain streams in the unsettled area known as South Willow Creek. The following spring, Ebenezer brought his wife Phoebe and their large family. Together they raised and fattened cattle to sell to immigrants heading to the gold fields of California.

That same year the Browns invited Phoebe's brother, William Draper III, his wife Elizabeth, a midwife/doctor, and their seven children to join in farming the area. The area grew rapidly and by the end of 1852, twenty families called South Willow Creek home. In 1854, the first post office was established with Phoebe Brown tending the office. The town was named Draperville in honor of William Draper III, who was also the first Presiding Elder of the small Mormon congregation in town. The town name was later shortened to Draper.


Family History Resources

Histories, Biographies, and Genealogies

Draper History

Community Web Sites

Draper City Web Site

Historical and Genealogical Societies

Draper Historical Society

Cemeteries

Internment.net listing of gravesites in the Draper City Cemetery.

Libraries

The Draper Branch of the Salt Lake County Library is located at 1136 East Pioneer Rd (124th South), Draper, 84020.  This library has free access available to Ancestry.com while in the library and free access to Heritage Quest from within the library or from home by logging in with your library card.

Family History Center

Draper Family History Center
13085 S 300 E
Draper, Utah
Phone: 801-576-2839
Hours: T-Th 9am-9pm; F 9am-3pm

Family History Web Sites

Draper microfilms available at the Family History Library