Located in the northern part of the state of Utah and a city in Davis County, Layton sits in between the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch range. The area was first settled by the Mormon pioneers, and it was then named after a soldier in the Mexican War who settled and grew the first alfalfa crops - Christopher Layton. Layton used to be a center for shipping and processing for the surrounding irrigated farmland that produces vegetables and sugar beets, however, it now largely suburban wherein a lot of its farmland was turned over to the commercial building and housing developments. The city also has food-processing industries, such as sugar, flout, and canneries, and is a commercial center for the adjacent Hill Air Force Base.
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