We Buy Houses Cash in Mantua

We Buy Houses Cash in Mantua, Box Elder County

Mantua is a town in eastern Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The population was 687 at the 2010 census. Mantua was settled in the mid-19th century when future LDS President and then apostle and head church authority in Box Elder County Lorenzo Snow sent settlers to the valley to grow flax. The first group arrived in Mantua in 1863 and were all emigres from Denmark and their local leader was Hans Jens Jensen. Snow was from Mantua, Ohio, and the town was named after the Ohio community in his honor.

Since Mantua was settled there have been four school buildings.  In 1865, the school was held in a building that had only one room.  It was located just north of where the old church is and it served as both school and church house.  In 1867, a frame building replaced it.  It was built in the shape of a “T” and had three rooms.  About 1908, the third schoolhouse was built.  It was constructed in the form of a square and had four rooms.  It was located south of the present day school building.  Because cracks appeared in the walls it was condemned and torn down.  It was used from 1908 to 1928.  The fourth and now standing schoolhouse was used from 1928 to 1960 for school and now serves as the town hall.


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