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Promontory Point
Location Box Elder County, Utah
United States
Coordinates 41°13′20″N 112°24′41″W / 41.22222°N 112.41139°W / 41.22222; -112.41139Coordinates: 41°13′20″N 112°24′41″W / 41.22222°N 112.41139°W / 41.22222; -112.41139
Range Promontory Mountains
Offshore water bodies Great Salt Lake
Elevation 4,912 feet (1,497 m)

Promontory Point is the cape or southernmost point of the peninsula formed where the Promontory Mountains project into the northern Great Salt Lake in southeastern Box Elder County, Utah, United States.

Great Salt Lake Map
Promontory Peninsula with the Lucin Cutoff crossing the end of the peninsula

Description

The cape is 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of the west end of Fremont Island in Weber County. The Lucin Cutoff passes 1,250 feet (380 m) north of the point of the cape.

The unincorporated community of Promontory and its location, Promontory Summit, are also frequently referred to as "Promontory Point". Promontory Summit is the site where the First Transcontinental Railroad was completed and is located about 30 miles (48 km) north–northwest of the cape, near the north end of the Promontory Mountains.

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