"T" ooele, Utah
Posted by: Lord Mot
N 40° 31.497 W 112° 14.888
12T E 394278 N 4486772
Quick Description: Located on the mountain East of the Town of Tooele, Utah
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2011 12:50:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMBQQX
Tooele is located on the western slopes of the Oquirrh Mountains in the Tooele Valley, the next valley west of the well-known Salt Lake Valley. Many popular camping and picnic areas surround the city.
The unusual name for the town is thought by some to have evolved from an old Ute Indian word for tumbleweed. This is only one of many unverified explanations, as the name's usage predated the introduction of the Russian thistle to the United States. Other explanations include that the name derives from a Native American chief, but controversy exists about whether such a chief lived. Others hypothesize that the name comes from "tu-wanda", the Goshute word for "bear", or from "tule", a Spanish word of Aztec origin, meaning "bulrush".
The population was 22,502 at the 2000 census, and 30,120 as of the 2008 estimates. It is the county seat of Tooele County. The city is well known for Tooele Army Depot, privately-owned waste-disposal facilities west of Tooele Valley, and TOCDF, a government-owned chemical weapons incinerator south of Tooele Valley.
Letter/Word on Hill: T
Trail to Letter: yes
Parking or nearest viewing point: Not Listed