Delta Travel Guide

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Delta Overview

Delta is a town of about 3500 (up 8% since 2000) located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 6 and 50 in Millard County in western Utah. Settlement began here in 1903 when a railroad switch was built here and the place was named Aiken. In 1905 the name was changed to Melville. A dam was proposed and an irrigation system was designed; people were offered free land if they settled here and developed a 40 acre plot. In 1908, the name was changed to Burtner to avoid confusion with another town in Utah called Millville. Finally the name was changed to Delta in 1911. The name came from the fact the town is located in the area of the delta of ancient Lake Bonneville. Near Delta, in the Sevier Desert, the U. S. Government established an "incarceration camp" where they placed Japanese immigrants and even U. S. Citizens of Japanese descent ostensibly to protect the country from espionage and sabotage during World War II. This camp was called Central Utah Relocation Center and later was called the Topaz relocation Center. There are four individual locations in Delta listed on the National Register of Historic Places.