Established in 1852, it was named for the Spanish name (Yuta)
for the Ute Indians. The county seat and largest city is Provo. The center of population of Utah is located in
Utah County, in the city of Lehi.
Utah Valley lies at the center of the county, lined by the mountains of the Wasatch Front on the east. Utah Lake
occupies a large part of the valley.
About 88% of Utah County residents are Latter Day Saints.
"Happy Valley" is a common nickname for the region
Cities and towns
Alpine, incorporated in 1855
American Fork, incorporated in 1853
Cedar Fort, incorporated in 1965
Cedar Hills, incorporated in 1976
Draper, incorporated in 1978 and annexed land in Utah County in 2004
Eagle Mountain, incorporated in 1996
Elk Ridge, incorporated in 1976
Fairfield, incorporated in 2004
Genola, incorporated in 1935
Goshen, incorporated in 1910
Highland, incorporated in 1977
Lehi, incorporated in 1852
Lindon, incorporated in 1924
Mapleton, incorporated in 1948
Orem, incorporated in 1919
Payson, incorporated in 1853
Pleasant Grove, incorporated in 1855
Provo, incorporated in 1849
Salem, incorporated in 1920
Santaquin, incorporated in 1932
Saratoga Springs, incorporated in 1997
Spanish Fork, incorporated in 1855
Springville, incorporated in 1853
Vineyard, incorporated in 1989
June 2012: OBITUARIES:
Obituaries for Arthur Leroy Duckett, Edward James Duckett, John Souter
Duckett, Jessie Souter Duckett, Margaret Helen Flittner Hundley, David
Dwane Hundley, Lola Giles Hundley and Elijah Jefferson Hundley
submitted by Annie Duckett Hundley.
February 2012: MARRIAGES: 1887-1890 marriages submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.
BIOGRAPHIES: Biography for Joseph J. Anderson submitted by Therman Kellar.
OBITUARIES: Obituaries for Richard Lorenzo Smith, Charles Barney,
Charles Henry Bellows, Herman Coltrin, Margaret Stringer, Sarah Jane
Cunningham, Margaret Smoot Dusenberry, Emma Elizabeth Wardlaw, William
Arthur Wright, Jane E. Boshard, Antrim Z. Robbins, James Madison Thomas
& Franklin Richard Carter submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer.
BIOGRAPHIES: Biographies for Frederick G. Warnick, Morgan D. Warner,
Jr., Mrs. Margaret Stubbs, Milan R. Straw, David A. Openshaw, Thomas
Lovell Mendenhall, Earl L. McCormick, Charles E. Loose, Charles D.
Livingston, D.D.S., Emmett L. Chipman, E. M. Allison submitted by
Andrea Stawski Pack.
BIOGRAPHIES: Biographies for C. F. Westphal, D.D.S. & David J. Rogers submitted by Richard Ramos.
BIOGRAPHIES: Biographies for Christian W. Houtz, John M. Murdock & Parley A. Murdock submitted by Wayne Cheeseman.
MILITARY: Korean War Casualties submitted by Nan.
January 2012: NEWS:
Death Notices: Lucinda Pendleton, Mrs. W. P. Sargent, Andrew J.
Peterson, Sarah Jane Creer, Abigail Nicholas, Fransannah Miller, Ruth
Harrigan, Owen Morgan, Joy Henrie and William H. Pickering, Jr.,
submitted by Marla Zwakman.
NEWS: Marriages: Lillie Therlot to Alfred Saxey submitted by Marla Zwakman.
NEWS: Marriage License: Thomas W. Hutchinson and Emma E. McKee; John
Osborne and Daisy Pentervilla; Eugene Markham and Edith Bunker; Harry
B. Ashton and Zella Allred; and Sam Garbett and Nellie V. Boyd
submitted by Marla Zwakman.
NEWS: Divorces: Adelaide Wood from Edward Wood submitted by Marla Zwakman.
CENSUS: 1883 List of Pensioners submitted by Richard Ramos.
OBITUARIES: Obituary for Ralph L. Pierpont submitted by Dale Donlon.
NEWS: Crime news submitted by Dale Donlon.
May 2011: BIOGRAPHY contributed by Wayne Cheeseman: James H. GARDNER.
November 2010: Biographies: William Henry ASHLEY contributed by Nancy Piper.
Aug 2009: Obits for SIMKINS and OGLE.
Mar. 2009: CEMETERY Index; NEWS Articles: OBITS/DEATH NOTICES; TRAVEL News; COMMUNITY News; ADMINISTRATIVE
EXECUTOR NOTES; WEATHER Stories; WWII Casualties; VIETNAM Casualties.
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