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Roy, Utah

Summary
Roy is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States, on the west side of Interstate 15. The population estimate in 2019 was 39,613, an increase of 5.8% from 36,884 at the 2010 census. Roy is part of the Ogden−Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is considered a suburb of nearby Ogden, although some small businesses are present in Roy. History Roy was settled in 1873 by William Evans Baker, 25 years after Ogden. Most of the communities to the east and south had already been settled. Previously known as Central City, Sandridge, the Basin, and Lakeview, Roy was ultimately named for a local school teacher's child, Roy C. Peebles, who had died. On May 24, 1894, a post office was established and Roy's name was made official. The City of Roy was incorporated on March 10, 1937. Joseph William Jensen was Roy's first mayor, elected by the commissioners and serving for six years. Roy's businesses were limited until the early 1940s. A gas station, several grocery stores, a cafe,
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