Matlin

Name:

Matlin

County:

Box Elder

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

41°33’34″N 113°21’32″W

Elevation:

4,603 ft (1,403 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Matlin, Utah is a ghost town located in the western part of Box Elder County, Utah. It was established by the Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) on April 5, 1869. Chinese railroad workers built a small community and facilities to support the track section. The town relied on the railroad through its entire history. In 1904 the site was abandoned when the Lucin Cutoff was finished. Records indicate that the population was 15 people in 1870 and 25 in 1876. These numbers most likely did not include Chinese residents.

Remains:

 

Established:

1869

Disestablished:

1904

Current Status:

All that is left of the town is the profile in the rail grade of a wye built in 1900.

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