kids encyclopedia robot

Terrace, Utah facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Terrace, Utah
Country United States
State Utah
County Box Elder
Founded 1869
Abandoned 1904
4,550 ft (1,387 m)
GNIS feature ID 1438027

Terrace is a ghost town, located in the Great Salt Lake Desert in west-central Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The town was established April 1, 1869, as a Central Pacific Railroad "division point" (operations base), on the route of the First Transcontinental Railroad and included a 16-stall roundhouse and an eight-track switchyard. Terrace was dependent on the railroad throughout its history.

In 1904 the Southern Pacific Railroad, successor to the Central Pacific, completed the Lucin Cutoff across the Great Salt Lake. The new route bypassed Terrace, and the tracks through town became a little-used branchline. The railroad closed its facilities at Terrace, moving the division point to Montello, Nevada. The railroad line through Terrace was finally abandoned in 1942. Many of Terrace's houses and buildings were moved to Montello. The cemetery still remains with only three headstones, and only a pile of red bricks is next to the old railroad bed.

kids search engine
Terrace, Utah Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.