Defense National Stockpile Center Clearfield, UT
Clearfield Federal Depot
Depot at Freeport Station / Freeport Center
Clearfield, UT 84016-5000
Clearfield City, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City, was incorporated on July 17, 1922 and is a 3rd class city. Clearfield is an outgrowth of Syracuse and was settled in 1877. The settlement received its name from the attractive, open surroundings. Today it has become an important city, adjacent to Hill Air Force Base and surrounding the Freeport Center.
Clearfield, located in Davis County is part of the much larger Salt Lake-Ogden Metropolitan Statistical Area. Many of Clearfield's residents are either present or past employees of Hill Air Force Base. The anticipated expansion of jobs currently planned for the Base could have a significant impact on Clearfield's housing and business sector.
Clearfield established itself as a logistics supply center during WW II because of the community's ideal location for rail, highway, and air transportation to the West Cost. When Clearfield was incorporated in 1922, it was sparsely populated; mainly by farmers. To a large extent, both residential and commercial development within Clearfield have taken place around transportation facilities, Hill Air Force Base, and supply facilities. As a result, many residential neighborhoods are of odd sizes and shape and were hastily constructed due to time limitations based upon the need for employees to support the Naval Supply Base located in Clearfield (now known as the Freeport Industrial Center). The old military supply depot is now a privately owned industrial center which provides for the manufacture, warehousing, and distribution of a wide variety of goods.
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