Once a small settlement in Box Elder County. Hardup was located at 41.9345264, -113.2137163 or 41.904132,-113.142567, otherwise Section 31 of Township 14 North, Range 12 West (Salt Lake Meridian).

While cartoonist Pat Bagley has joked about the name, the major source on Utah place names is silent about the origins or meaning of it.1Utah Place Names: A Geographic Guide to the Origins of Geographic Names, a Compilation by John Van Cott, 177. 


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