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Welcome to Mercur ...

So far, we have found very little information about Mercur. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Mercur to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Mercur, please Contact Us.


Mercur would have been located within present day Tooele County<2>.

Mercur was established in 1870.

The community of Mercur was previously named Lewiston. Going back to its beginning, Mercur was originally named Lewiston. For more information about the names of Mercur, see The Names of Mercur on our Genealogy Page.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Mercur is 6,660 feet [2,030 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Mercur is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Mercur was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Mercur once stood is in the (435) area code.

Communities Also Named Mercur ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Mercur - it's located in Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mercur.

Communities near Mercur ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mercur.

  • Lehi [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
    • Lehi [Utah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Mercur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 69,724 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehi<6>
  • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Mercur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<6>
  • Riverton [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverton
    • Riverton [Salt Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Mercur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,440 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riverton<6>
  • Eagle Mountain [Utah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Mountain
    • Eagle Mountain [Utah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the east of Mercur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,391 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Mountain<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tooele [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tooele
      • Tooele [Tooele County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Mercur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,015 people
      • Former name for Tooele:
      • Tuilla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tooele
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tooele<6>
    • Saratoga Springs [Utah County]
    • Bluffdale [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffdale
      • Bluffdale [Salt Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Mercur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,358 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffdale<6>
    • Copperton [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperton
      • Copperton [Salt Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Mercur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copperton
    • Stockton [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockton
      • Stockton [Tooele County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Mercur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockton<6>
    • Rush Valley [Tooele County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Valley
      • Rush Valley [Tooele County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Mercur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rush Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rush Valley<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mercur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mercur.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mercur. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mercur.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mercur. See our Newspapers Page for Mercur.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tooele County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tooele County: www.co.tooele.ut.us/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mercur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Tooele, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mercur - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mercur) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mercur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mercur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mercur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3210, Longitude: -112.2122    
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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