Stories, Photos, & Artifacts Donations
Our Collection Contains
The question has been asked about who can contribute stories, pictures and artifacts to Our Kaysville Story FB group or the Kaysville Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art. We will consider accepting donations that help tell the history of the area over time. Since the boundaries were fluid and the residents often moved from one town to another, almost every area north of Farmington in Davis County was at some point considered Kaysville. You do not have to be a Kaysville Citizen to donate, just someone who wants to support preserving our past and recording current history.
A Brief History
From 1850 until 1868, the Kay's Ward (Kaysville) (https://goo.gl/maps/tDrVK4XqDiy) boundaries extended "from Haight's Creek on the south to the Weber River on the north, and from the mountains on the east to the lake on the west." In 1868 Kaysville was incorporated, the first town in what is now Davis County. In 1886, with the establishment of a Post Office, the rural area that was previously known as Kay's Creek became known as Layton. In 1907, the people living in Layton officially separated from Kaysville and a new town was born, but not incorporated until 1920. An early name for the mountain bench was East Kaysville, a name used until August 23, 1939, when it was changed to Fruit Heights and incorporated as a town. The region now known as Farmington developed into an undefined community originally called North Cottonwood Settlement. In 1852, the territorial legislature picked North Cottonwood as the county seat and officially named it Farmington.
If you would like to donate physical items such as artifacts or photos (originals or digital copies) please contact Elizabeth Heath or Kristine Murdock by listing their name in the subject line when you send an email to OurKaysvilleStory@gmail.com.
If you would like to donate your story, help us acquire stories of past or present community members, or have suggestions of those who's stories we should gather please reach out to Ramona Porter at OurKaysvilleStory@gmail.com