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Matlin, Utah
Ghost town
Country United States
State Utah
County Box Elder
Founded 1869
Abandoned 1904
Elevation 4,603 ft (1,403 m)
GNIS feature ID 1437996

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.

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


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