About This Place
Midway is a city in Wasatch County, Utah, United States. It is located in the Heber Valley, approximately three miles west of Heber City and 28 miles southeast of Salt Lake City, on the opposite side of the Wasatch Mountains. The population was 2,121 at the 2000 census and was estimated at 3,474 in 2007.
The first known European-Americans to visit the area, a valley just northeast of Mount Timpanogos, were members of a fur-trapping 1824 brigade led by Étienne Provost, a Fremch-Canadian. The area was referred to as upper Provo, and is also the name of the river running south through the valley.
A wagon road was completed through Provo Canyon in 1858 that brought the first settlers to the area. Two small communities were established. One of them, Mound City, was named for the many nearby limestone formations. The Robey, Epperson, Bronson, McCarroll, and Smith families were first to settle there.