<== Davis County, Utah ==>

Established in 1850, Davis County was one of the original counties of Utah. The area is named after Daniel Coon Davis (1804-1850) who marched with the Mormon Battalion from Council Bluffs Iowa to San Diego during the Mexican/American War. Davis helped found Farmington, the Seat of Davis County. Daniel Davis died in 1850 while helping others immigrate to Utah.

Davis County sits between the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountains. The county covers 634 square miles. Most of this area is covered by the Great Salt Lake (335 square miles), by the salt marsh surrounding the lake, or by the Wasatch Mountains.

The county has a population of 336,043. Many of the residents commute to Salt Lake City, Ogden or to Hill Airforce Base.

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