Ophir


Location:

 

Five miles inside Ophir Canyon.  Ophir Canyon is approximately 22 miles south of Tooele.

 

Tooele County Building

 

Tooele County

 

Address:

 

47 South Main Street

Tooele, UT 84074

 

Telephone:

 

Main: (435) 843-3100

Toll Free: (866) 704-3443

Tooele County Guide to Historical Attractions


 

Horse IconOphirOphir Town Hall

The Town of Ophir resulted from mining claims established by Col. Patrick Connor's soldiers in 1860 who were bivouacked in the Stockton area.  Word traveled fast that Ophir was rich in precious minerals, and soon miners from Nevada and California arrived to make it rich.  Ophir quickly boomed with stores, brothels, saloons and dance halls.  Today, Ophir is a quiet ghost town, with a handful of families who have remained.  The old Town Hall has been restored, as well as other sites in the mountain community.

 

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Tooele County | 47 South Main Street | Tooele, UT 84074 | Telephone: (435) 843-3100