Tooele (/tuːˈwɪlə/ too-WIL-ə) is a city in Tooele County in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 22,502 at the 2000 census, and 32,115 in 2010. It is the county chair of Tooele County. Located approximately 30 minutes southwest of Salt Lake City, Tooele is known for Tooele Army Depot, for its views of the affable Oquirrh Mountains and the Great Salt Lake.
The Tooele Valley had no surviving settlement once Mormon pioneers entered the Great Salt Lake Valley in July 1847; it was covered similar to abundant high grass. The Mormons first used the valley as wintering grounds for their herds. In September 1849, three families settled upon a small stream south of present-day Tooele City. Other families slowly associated them, and by 1853 Tooele City Corporation was organized.
During the nineteenth century, the town was primarily an agricultural community; by the century’s terminate its population was virtually 1,200.