Adam's Flooring & Design—Murray, UT
Murray City, formerly known as South Cottonwood, is located between Big and Little Cottonwood Creeks, eight miles south of Salt Lake City. It was named after Eli Murray, who served as the territorial governor from 1880 to 1886. Murray was not incorporated until 1902, despite being settled in 1849. Murray has evolved from an agricultural to an industrial to a suburban community due to its central valley location and abundant water.
Murray was established as part of the initial southward expansion of Salt Lake City. The grasslands south of Salt Lake were divided into homesteads or parcels by early residents who raised cattle and cereal grains. The cattle provided the majority of the dairy products, whole wheat, corn, and some rye were grown to feed the family and animals.
Murray’s industrial history began in 1869, with the construction of the Woodhill Brothers’ smelter. In 1870, Murray produced the first silver bars smelted in Utah. The smelters continued to dominate the local economy until the ASARCO lead smelter closed in 1950. Along with the smelter industry, businesses and commercial enterprises thrived. Murray was lauded early in the twentieth century as a shining example of collaboration between business, industry, and government, with its water plant, lighting system, smelter, a canning factory, flour mills, and brickyards.
Murray’s industry was severely impacted by the 1930s depression. The smelters began to close in 1931, and by 1940, major industries had all but disappeared. Murray was quick to capitalize on various federal projects to make up for the economic loss. The city actively sought federal funds to renovate its 22-acre park and buildings, as well as to purchase an additional twelve acres of fairgrounds. Murray was the site of the annual Salt Lake County Fair by 1939.
Despite the fact that the smelters, brickyards, and flour mills that fueled Murray’s industrial economy closed or relocated between 1930 and 1950, Murray’s central location makes it an ideal bedroom community as well as a center for small businesses and service industries. The current population (31,282 in 1990) works in office, service, and industrial jobs across the Salt Lake Valley.
Murray’s population has grown and prospered from 1950 to the present. Murray is an excellent place to settle down. Adam’s Flooring & Design is a local flooring store. We are flooring experts and can provide valuable advice on the best floors for your Murray home. We have a wide variety of flooring options like hardwood, carpet, tile, laminate, vinyl, engineered wood, granite, and porcelain tile flooring and can help you choose the best option for your lifestyle and preferences. Adam’s Flooring & Design has a lot to offer this community, whether you are looking to settle down in Murray or invest in property so that others can come and enjoy what this city has to offer. We look forward to working with you.
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