Farr West, Utah

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United States
Weber County
Farr West

Quick History

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Joseph Taylor first settled the area in 1858. Ten years later the area was included in as part of Harrisville. On 30 November 1890 western Harrisville was organized into a separate LDS wards and given the name Farr West in honor of Lorin Farr, former president of the Weber LDS stake, and Chauncey W. West, who had served as presiding bishop of Weber County.

In 1862 the first business, the Prairie House, was built. This was a tavern that primarily served travelers who were on their way to the gold mines in Montana. Th Union Pacific Railroad laid a line called the Ogden Shoreline through the east most part of Farr West in 1869. [1]

Neighboring Communities

North Ogden | Harrisville | Ogden | Pleasant View | Marriott-Slaterville | Plain City | Willard

City Hall


Biography & Genealogies


Farr West does not have a cemetery within it's boundaries. The nearby cemeteries are located in North Ogden, Ogden or Roy.

Church History and Records

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  1. Farr West, organized 30 November 1890 (part of North Weber Stake) [3]
    Records of members, 1890-1901, 1903-1941
    Form E (annual genealogical report), 1907-1948




Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

Ogden Pioneer Museum.jpg
  • Stewart Library ~ Weber State University
    3750 Harrison Blvd.
    Ogden, Utah

Suggested Reading

  • History of Weber County [4]
  • Path to Parnassus [5]

Vital Records

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records


  • Webtree.com, listing individuals who born or died in Farr West, Utah (may pick up some from other "Farr West". Submitters of gedcoms may add, update or remove contents.


  1. Farr West History - Online Utah
  2. FamilySearch Books Online; "FamilySearch Catalog Book 979.2 D3e" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Western Epics, 1966) Vol. 1 part 1 )Vol. 1 part 2 FamilySearch Books Online
  3. "FamilySearch Catalog Film 225946" (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the GSU, 1951 ).
  4. Wiggins, Lou Jean S Wiggins; Daughters of Utah Pioneers. History of Weber County WorldCat 58465373
  5. autobiography of Zesta Afton Taylor Geisler "FamilySearch Catalog FAM HIST Book 921.73 G277gt" (Ogden, Utah : Z. Geisler, 1990).