Davis County was named after Captain Daniel C. Davis of`the Mormon Battalion. It is bordered by Weber County to the north, and Salt Lake County to the south. To the east are the Wasatch Mountains. The Great Salt Lake is the west border, and covers 365 square miles of Davis County. The great climate and rich soil make Davis County a good place for agriculture, and helped it to gain the slogan: “Davis County, the Garden Spot of Utah.”

Area: 268 sq. miles

County seat: Farmington

Economy: The main industries include defense industry, small manufacturing and distribution, service industries, and agriculture (especially alfalfa, grain, onions, and fruit). Hill Air Force Base is the areas largest employer.

Points of Interest: Antelope Island State Park, Great Salt Lake State Park, Hill Air Force Base, Lagoon and Pioneer Village, Farmington Canyon, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Howard Slough Waterfowl Management Area, Freeport Center, Bountiful-Davis Art Center, Farmington Rock Chapel.


1990 – 187,641
1996 – 219,644

Davis County History

Davis County Library
38 S. 100 West
Phone: 801-451-2322

Davis County School District
45 E. State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025
Phone: (801)-444-5251

Davis County Tourism
28 E State St
P.O. Box 305
Farmington, Utah 84025
Phone: (801) 451-3286
Toll-free: 800-ALL-UTAH