We Buy Houses Cash in Elwood
We Buy Houses Cash in Elwood, Box Elder County
Elwood is located in eastern Box Elder County in the Bear River Valley.
Elwood originally consisted of the area between the Bear River and the Malad River from Bear River City on the south to Riverside on the north, and Thatcher on the west. The first white settler was a Mr. Davidson who in 1879, had squatters homestead on the east side of the Malad River about ½ mile north of the county road sheds. He later moved 1 mile north to the area where the Elwood Cemetery is located. He sold out to Abraham Hunsaker who soon sold it to Allen C. Hunsaker who became the “Founding Father” of the community which was first known as Fairview, later Manila and finally Elwood.
The next settlers were Bear River City people who took up homesteads, worked them in the summers and returned to Bear River City in the winters until they eventually built permanent homes here.
As the Bear River Canal was built, other settlers came to homestead, or buy land from the Corinne Land, Canal and Stock Company which had the development rights to a huge tract of land, including railroad land and land in the Bear River Valley.